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Datacenter Acceleration Hardware:
Nallatech 510T FPGA Accelerator Disrupts the Datacenter
Maximum performance, minimum power FPGA accelerator with OpenCL tool flow
Camarillo, CA – Nallatech, a leading supplier of high-performance FPGA solutions, announces the introduction of the 510T™ - an FPGA co-processor designed to deliver ultimate performance per watt for compute-intensive datacenter applications.
The 510T is a GPU-sized 16-lane PCIe 3.0 card featuring two of Altera’s new floating-point enabled Arria 10 FPGAs delivering up to sixteen times the performance of the previous generation. Applications can achieve a total sustained performance of up to 3 TFlops.
Deliverables include an optimized Board Support Package compatible with the Altera Software Development Kit (SDK) for OpenCL. This allows the card to be programmed at a high level of abstraction by customers unfamiliar with hardware-based tool flows historically required for FPGAs.
The 510T is available with an unprecedented 290GByte/sec of peak external memory bandwidth configured as eight independent banks of DDR4 plus an ultra-fast Hybrid Memory Cube (HMC). This combination, plus the FPGA’s on-chip memory bandwidth of 14.4TBytes/sec, permits dramatic new levels of performance per watt for memory-bound applications.
“Until now, FPGA accelerators have typically been deployed as network-attached add-on cards at the periphery of the datacenter tasked with real-time streaming functions such as compression, encryption and filtering” said Allan Cantle, President and Founder of Nallatech. “The 510T pushes the FPGA into the heart of the datacenter as a pure co-processor, providing customers with an OpenCL-programmable accelerator in a GPU-form factor, but using only a fraction of the power. This allows customers to increase performance while reducing OPEX.”
“We’re delighted to see Nallatech further the adoption of FPGA-based computing with the introduction of the Arria 10-based 510T” said Mike Strickland, Director of Strategic Marketing at Altera. “The 510T accelerator card, used in conjunction with Altera’s OpenCL SDK, raises the bar to a new level of application performance and delivers an energy-efficient alternative to GPUs.”
510T cards will ship during Q3 2015. Customers can purchase cards individually or as integrated servers pre-loaded with tools including the Altera OpenCL SDK and Nallatech Board Support Packages. To learn more, please visit www.nallatech.com/510T or speak to one of our experts at upcoming events:
- International Supercomputing July 12-15 Frankfurt, Germany
- Super Computing November 15-20 Austin, USA
Nallatech, a subsidiary of Molex, is a leading supplier of accelerated computing solutions. Nallatech has deployed several of the worlds’ largest FPGA hybrid compute clusters, and is focused on delivering scalable solutions that deliver high performance per watt, per dollar.
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