Cognitive computing platform unites Xilinx and IBM

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By Julien Happich

SuperVessel is a first-of-its-kind open access cloud service that acts as a virtual R&D engine for application developers, system designers, and academic researchers to create, test and pilot solutions for emerging applications including deep analytics, machine learning and the Internet of Things.

The open access cloud service will leverage Xilinx’ SDAccel Development Environment, hosted in SuperVessel, for application developers to describe their algorithms in OpenCL, C, and C++ and compile directly to Xilinx FPGA-based acceleration boards.

The hosted environment is expected to make FPGA-based application development faster and more accessible to a broad global community of developers. The combination of the SuperVessel, IBM POWER architecture, SDAccel Development Environment, and Xilinx FPGA accelerator boards provides application developers with a high throughput, high availability cloud based platform to develop and execute compute intensive applications.

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