Achronix and BittWare launch VectorPath accelerator card with Speedster7t FPGAs

October 31, 2019 Alix Paultre

 

Achronix Semiconducto and BittWare announced a new class of FPGA accelerator card, targeting high-performance compute and data acceleration applications. The VectorPath S7t-VG6 accelerator card features the 7nm Speedster7t AC7t1500 FPGA and is presented as having the highest performance interfaces available on a PCIe FPGA accelerator card.  The card includes 1x400GbE and 2x100GbE ports and 8 banks of GDDR6 memory with aggregate bandwidth of 4 Tbps.

The VectorPath accelerator card was designed for high-performance and high-bandwidth data applications and features the following hardware capabilities:

  • 400GbE QSFP-DD and 100GbE QSFP56 interfaces
  • 8 banks of GDDR6 memory delivering 4 Tbps aggregate bandwidth
  • 1 bank of DDR4 running at 2666MHz with ECC
  • PCIe compliance and certification
  • 20 Tbps two-dimensional network-on-chip (NoC) inside the Speedster7t FPGA
  • 692K 6-input LUTs
  • 40K Int8 MACs that deliver >80 TOps
  • OCuLink – 4-lane PCIe Gen 4 connector for connecting expansion cards

The VectorPath accelerator card includes a full suite of Achronix's ACE development tools along with BittWare's board management controller and developer toolkit which includes the API, PCIe drivers, diagnostic self-test and application example designs. It features a 2D network-on-chip (NoC) with greater than 20 Tbps bandwidth capacity for moving data from the high-speed interfaces to and across the FPGA fabric.  

The 2D NoC alleviates data bottlenecks with 256-bit, unidirectional buses in each direction for a total of 512 Gbps for each NoC row and column. The primary interface for the NoC is industry-standard AXI channels. Initial software support for the Speedster7t AC7t1500 is available today in the ACE 8.0 design software. 

For more information, visit www.achronix.com/product/speedster7t.

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