Lack of Expertise Hampers FPGA Use

"There is a growing divergence between data rates and CPU performance, which forces firms to add more servers or more cores into their infrastructures. The footprint required is growing, growing. And we know a lot of datacenters that are ... playing musical chairs as rack space and cooling costs increase," said Mike Dunne, chief technology officer at low-latency data and ticker plant vendor Activ Financial.

The development of technologies such as FPGA (field-programmable gate array) co-proces