Xilinx to Showcase Storage and Networking Acceleration for HPC Applications at SC14

November 12, 2014

SAN JOSE, Calif.Nov. 12 — Xilinx, Inc. today announced it will showcase, together with its ecosystem, compute, storage, and networking acceleration for Data Center and HPC applications at Supercomputing 2014. Through a series of demonstrations and presentations, Xilinx and its ecosystem will highlight FPGA-based solutions demonstrating new and industry-leading capabilities that can enable rapid innovation and accelerated deployment in the Data Center. To learn more, visit Xilinx at booths #3903 and 4003, November 17 – 20, 2014 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Presentations/Panel Participation:

  • Tuesday, 11/18 at 10:00 a.m., Micron booth #1949 – The Benefits of Xilinx UltraScale Devices for HMC
  • Tuesday 11/18 at 5:30 p.m., Room 393-94-95 – Reconfigurable Supercomputing

In-Booth Demonstrations by Xilinx and its Alliance Members:

Key Value Store Application Acceleration — Leveraging the Alpha Data ADM-PCIE-7V3 board, this demonstration is a broadly applicable key value store workload acceleration engine (i.e. Memcached and NoSQL) that delivers significant performance/watt acceleration at substantially lower latency.

NVMe Flash Storage Platform Featuring a Kintex-7 FPGA — This demonstration is an NVMe-based flash storage solution running on a Xilinx Kintex-7 FPGA development platform. The solution showcases a fully compliant NVMe spec 1.1 interface.

Low Latency 25G/50G Ethernet MAC Connectivity Solution — This demonstration utilizes two Virtex UltraScale VCU107 boards communicating over four channels of 25G Ethernet through 5 meters of direct attached copper cable and two QSFP+ modules. The low latency 25GE MAC supports the 25G Ethernet Consortium specification.

Low Latency TOE for Network Acceleration from Alliance Member Intilop — Demonstration features Intilop’s 16 to 16,394 Simultaneous Connections TCP & UDP Offload Engine (TOE & UOE) and 10G MAC soft IP core running on the Alpha Data ADM-PCIE-7V3 card.

Software Defined Development Environment for OpenCL — Demonstration of Xilinx’s software defined development environment enabling the compilation of OpenCL applications into binaries ready for execution on FPGA devices using a standard programming environment.

Software Defined Development Environment for Xilinx Virtex-7 Devices — Demonstration of OpenCL applications featuring the Alpha-Data ADM-PCIE-7V3 board based on the All Programmable Virtex-7 FPGA for the highest performance at the lowest possible power envelope.

Software Defined Development Environment for Kintex-7 Devices — Demonstration featuring the Pico Computing M505-K325T acceleration board based on the All Programmable Kintex-7 FPGA, delivering unparalleled fanless performance for under 20W.

Xilinx Technology-enabled Demonstrations Throughout the SC14 Show floor:

  • Alpha Data – Booth #3803 — Demonstration features Alpha Data’s industry-leading FPGA accelerator boards for network processing including the KU3 UltraScale card with dual 40GbE / PCIe Gen3 x16, and the 7V3 Virtex-7 card with dual 10GbE / PCIe Gen3 x8.
  • Auviz Systems – Alpha Data Booth #3803 — Demonstrating functions from Auviz Systems’ computer vision and image processing middleware IP, AuvizCV, created using Xilinx’s software defined development environment for OpenCL.
  • Convey Computer – Emerging Technology Booth ET11 — Demonstrating high level programming for Convey’s Virtex-7 FPGA-based Wolverine line of high performance coprocessors, with the Convey Personality Development Toolset and the Xilinx software defined development environment for OpenCL.
  • The Dini Group – Booth #528 — Showcasing scalable Kintex-7 and Virtex-7 FPGA-based solutions for high performance computing featuring the DNK7_F5PCIe board.
  • Invea-Tech – Booth #3923 — Demonstrating the world’s first HPC 100GE transmit/receive data stream on xR4 PCI-e cards based on Virtex-7 HT FPGAs with 28Gbps transceivers using a commodity server.
  • Micron – Booth #1949 — Hosting HMC interoperability demos featuring Open-Silicon and Pico Computing IP on Virtex UltraScale devices.
  • Nallatech – Booth #1332 — Showcasing Nallatech’s PCI-287n with dual Kintex-7 FPGAs for high performance computing and network processing applications.
  • Pico Computing – Booth # 3233 — Demonstrations include Xilinx’s software defined development environment for OpenCL running in a Kontron 2U with Pico Computing’s Kintex-7-powered acceleration module; Hybrid Memory Cube (HMC) IP running on Xilinx’s Virtex UltraScale VCU109 device; and Pico Computing’s new EX-850 Virtex UltraScale board integrating eight HMCs devices.

About Xilinx

Xilinx is the world’s leading provider of All Programmable FPGAs, SoCs and 3D ICs. These industry-leading devices are coupled with a next-generation design environment and IP to serve a broad range of customer needs, from programmable logic to programmable systems integration. For more information, visit www.xilinx.com.

Source: Xilinx

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