Organization of FPGA-based Devices in Distributed Systems


  • Mykhailo Maidan
  • Anatoliy Melnyk



FPGA, Kubernetes, k8s, CRD, custom resource definition, distributed systems


The article proposes using Kubernetes (k8s) as a tool for managing FPGA-based devices in a distributed system. This can help automate programming, monitoring, and controlling the state of devices, and also optimize resource usage, ensure high availability and reliability, and provide security and privacy for data processed by specialized processors. The article provides a practical example of integrating an FPGA-based device into a Kubernetes cluster. It will help to scale, maintain and monitor distributed systems with millions of devices and manage such big systems from one place by using Kubernetes API. Also, it will help to integrate other third-party tools into the system, which makes it to possible to extend the systems. As a future work, the proposed approach can help integrate FPGA and its real-time reconfiguration tool into a distributed system, making it possible to control FPGA on different IoT devices. Overall, using k8s to manage FPGA-based devices can provide significant advantages in such fields as telecommunications, information technology, automation, navigation, and energy. However, the implementation may require specialized skills and experience.


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How to Cite

Maidan, M., & Melnyk, A. (2023). Organization of FPGA-based Devices in Distributed Systems. International Journal of Computing, 22(3), 352-359.