Xilinx Joins Global Leaders at the 2015 OpenPOWER Foundation China Summit to Accelerate Next Generation Data Center Innovation

Jun 07, 2015

BEIJING, June 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) today announced it will join global leaders at the 2015 OpenPOWER™ Foundation China Summit to accelerate collaborative innovation on IBM POWER technology. As a member of the OpenPOWER Foundation, Xilinx is delivering FPGA-based acceleration technologies for high performance CAPI-enabled solutions for Power Systems which accelerate applications like big data, Hadoop, machine learning, bioinformatics, networking and storage in the Cloud. At this event, Xilinx will be among a distinguished group of industry users and partners further enabling ecosystem construction and development of OpenPOWER technology in China. To learn more, visit Xilinx at the 2015 OpenPOWER Foundation China Summit June 10, 2015 at the Shangri-la Hotel, Beijing, China.

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Xilinx Participation at OpenPOWER Summit 2015

"A Study of Key Workloads for High Efficiency Compute with POWER8 CAPI and Xilinx FPGA Accelerators" by Lifeng Wang, Wired System Architect at Xilinx

  • Leveraging coherent memory integration via IBM's CAPI interface, IBM POWER8 CPUs combined with Xilinx FPGA accelerators provide higher compute efficiency, lower power utilization and total cost of ownership for critical workloads in data centers and HPC. This presentation features the UC Berkeley ParLab Roofline Model and highlights the superior performance of the Power8 CAPI interface and Xilinx FPGAs compared to architectural alternatives.

Technical Demonstrations in the IBM OpenPOWER booth

  • Key Value Store Application Acceleration Solution
    Xilinx is showcasing a Key Value Store (KVS) application acceleration demo leveraging the Alpha Data ADM-PCIE-7V3 board integrated within an OpenPOWER system utilizing state-of-the-art Spirent test equipment. OpenPOWER's coherent accelerator processor interface (CAPI) enables the solution to scale to 60Gbps throughput and two TeraBytes of storage whereby the FPGA acceleration ensures 36x improved performance/watt at 10x-100x lower latency versus a software-only implementation. This demonstration is a broadly applicable big data workload acceleration engine for applications such as memcached and NoSQL.
  • Alpha Data OpenPOWER CAPI Acceleration Solution
    This demonstration features the Alpha Data ADM-PCIE-7V3 PCIe® form factor add-in card utilizing Xilinx's FPGAs to accelerate big data workloads. The ADM-PCIE-7V3 is IBM Power8 CAPI capable and incorporates a Xilinx Virtex®-7 X690T FPGA with dual 10Gigabit SFP+ ports for direct networking attach, two on-board SO-DIMMs for computing from local memory, and dual SATA interfaces for local data storage. OpenPOWER systems with Alpha Data co-processors provide an ideal solution for next-generation data-centers. 

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