Building a distributed key-value store with FPGA-based microservers

  title={Building a distributed key-value store with FPGA-based microservers},
  author={Zsolt Istv{\'a}n and David Sidler and Gustavo Alonso},
  journal={2015 25th International Conference on Field Programmable Logic and Applications (FPL)},
Energy efficiency is one of the major challenges in datacenters, and a promising way to tackle it are microservers. These scaled down machines with smaller CPUs, less peripherals and tighter integration improve energy efficiency, but often at the expense of lower performance. In this work we explore the tailoring of standard software components to specialized hardware as a way to get the energy efficiency of microservers without compromising performance. Our specialized microserver implements… CONTINUE READING