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

Julz Bronze badge

CAFS

Very like a modern version of ICL's CAFS (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Content_Addressable_File_Store).

When there is a discrepancy between the rate data can be delivered into a system and the rate at which it can be consumed by the general purpose processor(s), then a bit of specialist hardware in the way to pre-process the data is always a help. What I'm not sure of is that will a single purpose piece of hardware like a CPU always be faster than the same logic programmed onto a FPGA?

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