Chip-accelerated WAN could do wonders in the cloud

Using hardware offload to boost effective network transmission bandwidth is not new but Fujitsu's parallelising FPGA takes it to new heights.

It has developed the FPGA to speed data compression and deduplication.

The FPGA has 32 parallel compression computational units, 48 parallel feature value calculation units and 32 data partitioning units.

The technology delivers fresh data to these units at the appropriate times based on predictions of the completion of each calculation.

Fujitsu has also reduced the amount of data sent to the FPGA.

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