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Primeur weekly 2014-10-06

The Cloud

Oracle unveils latest Cloud applications at Oracle OpenWorld ...

Fujitsu and Midokura strengthen partnership to jointly develop global Cloud business ...

EuroFlash

Altera Programmable Logic inspires innovation at 2014 Maker Faire Europe ...

Human Brain Project (HBP) Pre-Commercial Procurement under way ...

UberCloud to host NICE software solutions in the UberCloud marketplace ...

Quantum environmentalism ...

Atos to initiate buyout offer followed by a squeeze-out on Bull's shares ...

USFlash

CoolIT Systems liquid cools Intel 'Cherry Creek' supercomputer for UNLV deployment at SUPERNAP to boost scientific research ...

Altera and ARM expand strategic partnership for SoC development tools ...

New report explores the value of government leadership in supercomputing for industrial competitiveness ...

Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology to roll out supercomputer ...

Iowa State physicists among teams preparing for new Energy Department supercomputer ...

Four projects headed by University of Wyoming researchers selected for supercomputer use ...

ICL becomes the newest Intel Parallel Computing Center (IPCC) ...

Laying the groundwork for data-driven science ...

Cray launches next-generation supercomputer and cluster systems ...

DataDirect Networks introduces industry's first enterprise-class scale-out parallel file system appliance, making customers’ Big Data deployments effortless and infinitely scalable ...

Indiana University boots up new supercomputer ...

SDSC granted $1.3 million award for 'SeedMe.org' data sharing infrastructure ...

Brain cell linker dependence shown by XSEDE/TACC supercomputer simulations ...

A deep dive into plasma ...

University of Virginia's new $2.4 million computing cluster to enhance and facilitate Big Data research ...

Carnegie Mellon leads new NSF project mining educational data to improve learning ...

A new approach to on-chip quantum computing ...

Princeton scientists observe elusive particle that is its own antiparticle ...

HP extends benefits of ARM architecture into the data centre with new servers ...

IBM provides clients superior alternative to x86-based commodity servers ...

Oracle announces Exalytics In-Memory Machine X4-4 ...

Oracle introduces Oracle Virtual Networking support for OpenStack ...

National Institute of Biomedical Genomics (NIBMG) deploys DataDirect networks storage to achieve significant oerformance improvement in world-class genomics research and collaboration for oral cancer ...

Altera Programmable Logic inspires innovation at 2014 Maker Faire Europe


Max 10 running unmodified Arduino servo demo
3 Oct 2014 Rome - Altera Corporation, a semiconductor company headquartered in San Jose, California, in collaboration with ipTronix, a design house and Altera Design Services Network (DSN) partner headquartered in Rome, Italy, have displayed FPGA-based solutions at the 2nd annual Maker Faire Europe, held at the Rome Auditorium on October 3-5. In the demonstration ipTronix engineers were on hand in the Expo Hall to showcase the flexibility, performance and versatility of FPGAs.

Attendees of Maker Faire Europe saw how FPGAs are being used today to enable innovation in unique and varied ways. Altera offers a wide variety of low-cost, easy-to-use, off-the-shelf development kits for hobbyists and innovators alike.

In its booth, ipTronix showcased an Arduino port on the newly announced non-volatile MAX 10 FPGA starter kit. The ipTronix solution allows makers to run existing Arduino sketches on a soft core Nios II processor embedded in the MAX 10 FPGA using the familiar Arduino IDE with the possibility to integrate the functionality of external shields onto a single board. MAX 10 FPGAs are flash based FPGAs targeted at cost-sensitive, high-volumeapplications which can replace microcontrollers in applications where a high degree of customization is required. ipTronix software integration brings the capabilities of these devices to the larger audience of makers without the steep learning curve of FPGA design practices, making programmable hardware a straightforward and cost-effective solution for everyone at the same time offering the benefits of the Arduino ecosystem to FPGA enthusiasts.

ipTronix implementation leverages a Nios II soft core processor which can be configurable for low footprint or high performance allowing users to finetune processor performance between 33 and 192 MIPS, well above the 20 MIPS delivered by the original Arduino processor. In addition to the Arduino IDE, developers can also take advantage of the comprehensive eclipse based Altera Nios II IDE which provides full support for JTAG debugging and allows expert users to develop more advanced solutions including uClinux and full Linux support.

Along with the open source Arduino port, ipTronix will provide a set of IP blocks that extend the original Arduino peripherals with more advanced devices such as display interfaces, motor controllers, Ethernet ports and more, offering the possibility to fully customize the feature set of the board and reducing the need for additional external components.

"We are pleased to see our DSN partner ipTronix proposing this innovative and creative use of the just release MAX 10 FPGA family", stated Achille Montanaro, Regional Sales Manager in Altera Italy and Maker Faire enthusiast. "The demo showed by ipTronix is able to offer to the maker community an easy way to exploit their creativity with an easy to useprogrammable platform like MAX 10 FPGA."

"We're very excited to show real world applications for Altera's MAX 10 FPGA, which we think is going to provide a new degree of freedom to makers", stated Dario Pennisi, ipTronix CEO. "Empowering Arduino platform with easy to use, open source, fully programmable hardware is going to dramatically extend the reach of the Arduino ecosystem to projects that can be reprogrammed based on what you need, not what the chip designer thought you may need."

Source: Altera

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Primeur weekly 2014-10-06

The Cloud

Oracle unveils latest Cloud applications at Oracle OpenWorld ...

Fujitsu and Midokura strengthen partnership to jointly develop global Cloud business ...

EuroFlash

Altera Programmable Logic inspires innovation at 2014 Maker Faire Europe ...

Human Brain Project (HBP) Pre-Commercial Procurement under way ...

UberCloud to host NICE software solutions in the UberCloud marketplace ...

Quantum environmentalism ...

Atos to initiate buyout offer followed by a squeeze-out on Bull's shares ...

USFlash

CoolIT Systems liquid cools Intel 'Cherry Creek' supercomputer for UNLV deployment at SUPERNAP to boost scientific research ...

Altera and ARM expand strategic partnership for SoC development tools ...

New report explores the value of government leadership in supercomputing for industrial competitiveness ...

Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology to roll out supercomputer ...

Iowa State physicists among teams preparing for new Energy Department supercomputer ...

Four projects headed by University of Wyoming researchers selected for supercomputer use ...

ICL becomes the newest Intel Parallel Computing Center (IPCC) ...

Laying the groundwork for data-driven science ...

Cray launches next-generation supercomputer and cluster systems ...

DataDirect Networks introduces industry's first enterprise-class scale-out parallel file system appliance, making customers’ Big Data deployments effortless and infinitely scalable ...

Indiana University boots up new supercomputer ...

SDSC granted $1.3 million award for 'SeedMe.org' data sharing infrastructure ...

Brain cell linker dependence shown by XSEDE/TACC supercomputer simulations ...

A deep dive into plasma ...

University of Virginia's new $2.4 million computing cluster to enhance and facilitate Big Data research ...

Carnegie Mellon leads new NSF project mining educational data to improve learning ...

A new approach to on-chip quantum computing ...

Princeton scientists observe elusive particle that is its own antiparticle ...

HP extends benefits of ARM architecture into the data centre with new servers ...

IBM provides clients superior alternative to x86-based commodity servers ...

Oracle announces Exalytics In-Memory Machine X4-4 ...

Oracle introduces Oracle Virtual Networking support for OpenStack ...

National Institute of Biomedical Genomics (NIBMG) deploys DataDirect networks storage to achieve significant oerformance improvement in world-class genomics research and collaboration for oral cancer ...