Kit allows for algorithmic conversion to super-fast chip language.
Impulse Accelerated Technologies has announced the latest version of its C-to-HDL compiler, providing field-programmable gate array (FPGA) coding support for Arista Switch users.
FPGAs, which are being increasingly used in latency-sensitive operations such as data management and high-frequency trading (HFT), usually require specialist knowledge of the hardware development language (HDL) to be programmed. Impulse's release allows for the the Impulse C programming environment to be compiled to FPGAs, with algorithms expressed as streaming processes.
The release is specifically targeted at the 7124FX AppSwitch FPGA from Arista Networks. FPGAs have seen a hesitant, but growing adoption within the financial services industry in recent years, fuelled by their ability to perform mission-critical tasks at lightening speeds. Other software and hardware houses, such as Xilinx, are also developing C-to-HDL compilers to facilitate extended use in typically software engineering-heavy sectors, as opposed to those that place a greater emphasis on hardware.
Jesse Lund talks about real uses for DLT in the capital markets, lessons learned while rolling out IBM's blockchain platform, and what’s ahead for 2018, and into 2019.Subscribe to Weekly Wrap emails