Thursday, January 26, 2012
OpenCL/CUDA for FPGAs
I noticed Altera announcing OpenCL support for FPGAs. Here's a paper and some slides on it. I also noticed a blog pop up last week about doing OpenCL on Xilinx. There's also been work on a CUDA->FPGA system called FCUDA from a group from UIUC and UCLA (here's the longer paper on FCUDA). So hardening GPU-designed algorithms is now at least an idea, and possibly a good one. This will enable CMOS array sensors with integrated ASICs performing computer vision.