News from Xilinx about 'Adaptable Computing'

There’s an article about an announcement from Xilinx about its new ‘adaptive compute acceleration platform’. It’s at a marketing level, so I can’t fully understand what it’s saying.

It talks about “hardware adaptable” compute engines, and I am having a hard time figuring out how a chip could be “hardware adaptable”. That makes it sound like there is a physical switch that gets thrown somewhere. While microelectromechanical systems have done some amazing things, I have a hard time imagining physical switches on chips being worth the trouble.

Does anybody have any insight on this?

FYI I’ve moved this to the #applications category.

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