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DevConf.us 2018 is the 1st annual, free, Red Hat sponsored technology conference for community project and professional contributors to Free and Open Source technologies held at the Boston University in the historic city of Boston, USA.

When: Friday, August 17 to Sunday, August 19, 2018

Venue: Boston University, George Sherman Union Building
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Friday, August 17 • 1:30pm - 2:05pm
Code Your Own Hardware In The Cloud With Bump-In-The-Wire FPGAs

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The next generation of cloud computing is placing Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) at the heart of data centers. Use of reconfigurable hardware allows us to tap into unique and exciting opportunities for meeting ever-growing demands for security, scalability, and performance. In this talk, we will discuss shortcomings of traditional clouds, the benefits of bump-in-the-wire FPGAs, and the critical role that the Open Source community must play to drive innovation. We will also present our framework for Open Source development of FPGA cloud architectures, which require minimal effort towards integration and compatibility, and virtually no expertise in hardware programming.

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Ahmed Sanaullah

PhD Candidate: Bump-in-the-Wire FPGA Clouds, Boston University
Ahmed Sanaullah is a Graduate Intern at Red Hat and a Computer Engineering PhD student at Boston University. His research in the BU-Red Hat Collaboratory is aimed at reconfigurable-hardware centric solutions for virtualized and bare-metal public clouds.

Friday August 17, 2018 1:30pm - 2:05pm EDT
Metcalf Small Boston University, George Sherman Union Building