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Adventures with FPGAs

This is the start of a series of posts. I’ve had a personal goal to start exploring FPGAs for a long time. As a software engineer, I was always drawn to the performance side: debugging, profiling, getting as close to the metal as possible.

Used FPGA boards

This post documents my quest for finding boards with high end FPGA devices and peripherals for reasonable prices. Used SmartNICs I started looking at accelerators and first generation SmartNICs.

Azure FPGA device

This post describes bringing up the Microsoft Storey Peak board (under Windows). Software setup All community work done before on this board was done using the Linux OS.