Accelerator Cards

Accelerator cards are a special type of expansion cards designed specifically for the purpose of accelerating various workloads. Generally those cards are plugged via a PCIe slot and are seen as a standard PCIe devices by the host processor. Using special library code, usually provided by the card manufacturer, programs can instruct the accelerator card to perform various operations. Those operations are then performed by the card and the result is sent back to the host processor.