Intel® PACs offer a comprehensive, qualified collection of software, firmware, and tools designed and distributed by Intel to make it easier to develop and deploy Intel FPGAs for workload optimization in the data center.
Intel's PCIe-based FPGA accelerator card for data centers offers both inline and look-aside acceleration. It provides the performance and versatility of FPGA acceleration and is one of several platforms supported by the Intel's Acceleration Stack for the Xeon CPU with FPGAs. This Acceleration Stack provides a common developer interface for both application and accelerator function developers and includes drivers, application programming interfaces (APIs), and an FPGA interface manager. Together with acceleration libraries and development tools, the Acceleration Stack saves developers time and enables code to be reused across multiple Intel FPGA platforms. The card can be deployed in a variety of servers with its 1/2 length, single-slot form factor, low power dissipation, and passive heat sink. The versatile PAC with Intel Arria 10 GX FPGA can be implemented in many market segments, such as big data analytics, artificial intelligence, genomics, video transcoding, cybersecurity, and financial trading.