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Alveo U250 Data Center Accelerator Card

  • Price: $12,995
  • Lead Time: 4 weeks

Product Description

Xilinx® Alveo™ U250 Data Center accelerator cards are designed to meet the constantly changing needs of the modern Data Center, providing up to 90X higher performance than CPUs for key workloads, including machine learning inference, video transcoding, and database search & analytics. Built on the Xilinx 16nm UltraScale™ architecture, Alveo accelerator cards are adaptable to changing acceleration requirements and algorithm standards, capable of accelerating any workload without changing hardware, and reducing overall cost of ownership.

Enabling Alveo accelerator cards is an ecosystem of Xilinx and partner applications for common Data Center workloads. For custom solutions, Xilinx’s Application Developer Tool Suite (SDAccel™) and Machine Learning Suite provide the tools for developers to bring differentiated applications to market.

Are you an app developer? If so, you might be eligible for significant discount on the U250. Register with the Accelerator Program today.

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Key Features & Benefits

Fast - Highest Performance

  • Up to 90X higher performance than CPUs on key workloads at 1/3 the cost
  • Over 4X higher inference throughput and 3X latency advantage over GPU-based solutions

Adaptable – Accelerate Any Workload

  • Machine learning inference to video processing to any workload using the same accelerator card
  • As workload algorithms evolve, use reconfigurable hardware to adapt faster than fixed-function accelerator card product cycles

Accessible - Cloud <-> On-Premises Mobility

  • Deploy solutions on the cloud or on-premises interchangeably, scalable to application requirements
  • Applications available for common workloads, or build your own with the application developer tool

For full product specifications refer to the Datasheet

Card Specifications U250
A-U250-P64G-PQ-G A-U250-A64G-PQ-G
Compute
INT8 TOPs (peak) 33.3 33.3
Dimensions
Height Full Full
Length ¾ Full
Width Dual Slot Dual Slot
Memory
Off-chip Memory Capacity 64 GB 64 GB
Off-chip Total Bandwidth 77 GB/s 77 GB/s
Internal SRAM Capacity 54 MB 54 MB
Internal SRAM Total Bandwidth 38 TB/s 38 TB/s
Interfaces
PCI Express Gen3x16 Gen3x16
Network Interfaces 2x QSFP28 (100GbE) 2x QSFP28 (100GbE)
Logic Resources
Look-up Tables (LUTs) 1,341,000 1,341,000
Power and Thermal
Maximum Total Power 225W 225W
Thermal Cooling Passive Active

We’ve developed an ecosystem of Xilinx and partner solutions for most common workloads. Alveo Data Center accelerator cards can deliver dramatic acceleration across a broad set of applications and are reconfigurable to provide an ideal fit for the changing workloads of the modern data center. Compare how Alveo Data Center accelerator cards perform compared to traditional CPU architectures.

Data Analytics

Finance

Vendor Application Acceleration vs. CPU Accelerator Card Support Cloud Support
Maxeler Technologies Inc Standard Initial Margin Model (SIMM) calculation 10X - 50X U200  
Maxeler Technologies Inc Real-Time Risk Dashboard 100X U200 AWS

Genomics

Vendor Application Acceleration vs. CPU Accelerator Card Support Cloud Support
Falcon Computing Solutions, Inc. Accelerated Genomics Pipelines 10X U200 AWS, Huawei, Aliyun

Machine Learning

Video and Image Processing

Vendor Application Acceleration vs. CPU Accelerator Card Support Cloud Support
CTAccel CTAccel Image Processing Accelerator 10X U200 AWS
Skreens Skreens Personalized Streaming Video Engine 5X U200 AWS
Xilinx, NGCodec, VYUSync Adaptive Bit Rate Video Transcoding Solution 10X U200  
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Set Up Alveo U250 On-Premises

Download files below and follow Getting Started Guide to install.

View the Getting Started Guide

Test Drive Alveo U250 in The Nimbix Cloud

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Set Up the Alveo U250 Accelerator Card

Download the Xilinx Runtime and Deployment Shell, then follow the Getting Started Guide to install and setup your card.

1.

Download the Xilinx Runtime

The Xilinx runtime (XRT) is a low level communication layer (APIs and drivers) between the host and the card.

IMPORTANT: Please enter the following command before installing the XRT: 

RedHat:

sudo yum-config-manager --enable rhel-7-server-optional-rpms

sudo yum install -y https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/epel-release-latest-7.noarch.rpm

CentOS:

sudo yum install epel-release

2.

Download the Deployment Shell

The deployment shell is the communication layer physically implemented and flashed into the card.


Develop Your Own Alveo U250 Accelerated Applications

If you are a developer, download these additional files then follow the Getting Started Guide to install.

3.

Download the Development Shell

The shell interface for development is required if you are building your own applications.

4.

Download SDAccel Design Environment

The Xilinx SDAccel IDE provides a framework for developing accelerated applications.

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