In February, the Intel The Stratix 10 FPGA chips - the only programmable FPGAs available with 58G PAM4 transceiver technology - have been launched. For those who do not know, FPGAs are a special class of computer chip that is gaining popularity in applications such as AI, speech recognition, 5G communication, high-performance computing, etc.
On a recent blog post, the company claimed that the Stratix 10 chip can reach calculation speeds up to 10-100 times faster than those available on consumer devices.
"With the Stratix 10 TX FPGAs, Intel continues to provide architectures with higher transceiver bandwidth and hardened IP to meet the insatiable demand for higher speed and higher density connectivity," the company said.
This chip is capable of 10 TFLOPS or 10 trillions of floating point count per second. As a result, Stratix 10 is the fastest of its kind. What makes the FPGAs separate is that they can be reprogrammed remotely to perform custom tasks.
Statix 10 achieves this primary power with approximately 30 billion transistors, which is three times the number of transistors in today's chip.
To give you a better view of its performance, Intel claims that Statix 10 can process data equivalent to 420 Blu-ray discs in as little as 1 second.