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Parallel processing is designed for repetitive tasks, like string or image pattern matching. Microsoft Bing and China’s Baidu use FPGAs in their respective search engines to speed up searching. Google might, too, but it’s highly secretive about these things.

A few months back, a company called Ryft hit the market with a massively parallel processing box called the Ryft One, an all-FPGA solution that it claimed was up to 200 times faster than a Xeon server.

Big Data and real-time analytics require incredible parallel processing power and the data sets continue to grow. Intel’s strongest group right now is its data center group because the desktop/laptop market is stalled and its mobile unit is going nowhere.


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