Deep pipelines and dynamic memory sharing may provide the key to the development of faster and more efficient server-farm blades as the focus in hardware design moves to augmenting conventional processors with specialized accelerators.
Cisco has decided to buy memory-controller specialist Memoir Systems and absorb the technology into its Insieme business unit, which specializes in data-center switch technologies, a move that underlines the issues facing small IP suppliers and their customers.
Tabula expects to have 22nm FPGAs next year and is trying to recruit IP developers to an 'app store' for data-center hardware.
Open-source hardware is going to change the way people buy computing capacity for data centers, says LSI's Rob Ober
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