GPU-sized board features 28 lanes of 10G Optical I/O

24th February 2016
Jordan Mulcare

BittWare announces the release of the A10PED, a dual Arria 10 FPGA-based PCIe board featuring ultra-high I/O and memory bandwidth. The board's two Altera Arria 10 FPGAs deliver up to three TFLOPS of floating point processing performance. 

Two front panel 12x Avago fiber optic modules and a QSFP+ cage provide 28 lanes of high-speed, low-latency I/O direct to the FPGAs, while an HMC (Hybrid Memory Cube) and quad banks of x72b DDR4 (up to 16 GBytes each) provide tremendous external memory bandwidth. These features combine to make the A10PED a powerful resource for networking, compute acceleration, and instrumentation applications.

The board also offers features and tools that ease development and integration. A comprehensive Board Management Controller (BMC) with host software support for advanced system monitoring simplifies platform management. A complete software tool suite, FPGA development kit (FDK), and OpenCL support provide a range of options to meet customers' varying development needs.

"With 28 high-speed transceivers out the front panel and memory bandwidths well in excess of 100 GByte/s, the A10PED is a unique - and extremely high throughput - addition to the FPGA board market," said Jeff Milrod, President & CEO, BittWare. "In addition, the dual Arria 10 FPGAs provide unprecedented floating point processing capabilities which, combined with our support for OpenCL, our comprehensive FDK, and our proven system SW tools create an extremely capable platform that is ready for application development and deployment."

"Altera and BittWare have a long history of collaborating to deliver solutions with superior performance, size, weight and power. We are pleased to see the release of the A10PED product with innovative 20nm Arria 10 FPGA technology," said Patrick Dorsey, Senior Director, Product Marketing, Programmable Solutions Group, Intel Corporation. "The high-performance features of Arria 10 FPGAs and SoCs make this board a suitable fit for use in demanding networking and high-performance computing applications."

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