Maxwell, a supercomputer built in
The computer was built by FPGA High Performance Computing Alliance, and won a runner-up place in the BT Flagship Award for Innovation category.
The FHPCA was established in 2004 to promote the use of field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) as an alternative to microprocessers. Maxwell uses FPGAs and according to FHPCA, requires much less space and cooling, is more than 100 times more energy-efficient and up to 300 times faster than a conventional microprocessor system.
Maxwell has been applied in sectors ranging from oil and gas to finance. In one demonstration, the