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Microsoft boffins: Who needs Intel CPUs when you've got FPGAs?

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Who Needs Programmers When You Need Hardware Designers?

Hmm, nominally FPGAs need coding in a hardware description language, like verilog of vhdl, in order for the thing to work. Synchronous thinking C coders don't deal well with the asynchronous nature of HDLs. People skilled in HDLs are rarer than C coders, so there's quite an educational barrier to deployment.

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