Katana started as a project for high performance computing (HPC) on the ZCU104 board with a Zynq Ultrascale+ FPGA and evolved as a flexible and modular architecture for accelerating any algorithm on FPGA.
The basic elements of a Katana accelerator are:
Although Katana can be used for any computational process done in an FPGA, its outstanding characteristic of flexibility and modularity makes it ideal for applications where optimization is critical, either for the lowest cost or power or the maximum data throughput. Just a few are:
I am Joan Abelaira, born in Barcelona (Catalonia) where I grew up with an interest for Science and Technology. I later graduated by UPC (Catalonia Polytechnic University) and did my Final Thesis in the University of Birmingham as an Erasmus student.
I worked in a number of companies as well as running my own consultancy company in Barcelona until 2012 where I moved to the UK. I have been interested an involved in almost all fields of electronics but I have always had a preference for FPGA.
Nowadays I am focused on FPGA applications and especially those related to Machine Learning.
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