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And the Winner of Best FPGA of 2016 is...

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jangray
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I nominate the XCVU9P
jangray   3/9/2017 3:41:00 PM
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The FPGA selected for the Amazon AWS EC2 F1 FPGA machine instances https://aws.amazon.com/ec2/instance-types/f1/, the UltraScale+ XCVU9P, must be in the short list of best FPGAs of 2016.

As for "heaven only knows ...", it took a team of one about three weeks part-time to retarget a 10x5(x8) tile 400 RISC-V core multiprocessor on an XCKU040 to a 30x7(x8) tile 1680 RISC-V core design, with 26 MB on-die SRAM, running on a 1.2 M 6-LUT XCVU9P on a Xilinx VCU118. See "GRVI Phalanx joins The Kilocore Club" http://fpga.org/2017/01/12/grvi-phalanx-joins-the-kilocore-club/.

Max The Magnificent
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Is biggest synonymous with best?
Max The Magnificent   3/6/2017 6:15:49 PM
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I too am a fan of the Xilinx UltraScale+ devices -- but biggest isn't necessarily synonymous with best -- it depends on what you want the FPGA to do and in what application.

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