In the not-so-far future the polar ice caps have melted and the resulting rise of the ocean waters has drowned all the coastal cities of the world. Withdrawn to the interior of the continents, the human race keeps advancing, reaching the point of creating realistic robots (called mechas) to serve them. One of the mecha-producing companies builds David, an artificial kid which is the first to have real feelings, especially a never-ending love for his "mother", Monica. Monica is the woman who adopted him as a substitute for her real son, who remains in cryo-stasis, stricken by an incurable disease. David is living happily with Monica and her husband, but when their real son returns home after a cure is discovered, his life changes dramatically. Written by Chris Makrozahopoulos <[email protected]>
Field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) are programmable integrated circuits containing logic elements, DSP blocks, on die memory, and flexible I/O. These building blocks enable the developer or end user to implement any number of functions directly in the hardware. Users can efficiently manage data locality by taking the data directly from the source and tightly coupling the compute with the results between computations directly on the FPGA. In many cases, running computations on a Intel ® FPGA is faster, lower power, lower latency, and has higher throughput than using software. Intel ® FPGAs can also be reprogrammed, even after they are installed, enabling hardware reuse and reconfiguration.