Alveo U250 Data Center Accelerator Card


Product Description

AMD 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 AMD 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 AMD and partner applications for common Data Center workloads. For custom solutions,  Application Developer Tool Suite (Vitis™ environment) and Machine Learning Suite from AMD provide the tools for developers to bring differentiated applications to market.

Alveo optional accessories extend the capabilities and access to Alveo data center acceleration cards. Accessories include power adapter cables and USB cables.

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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 Data sheet

Card Specifications U250
A-U250-P64G-PQ-G A-U250-A64G-PQ-G
INT8 TOPs (peak) 33.3 33.3
Height Full Full
Length ¾ Full
Width Dual Slot Dual Slot
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
PCI Express Gen3x16 Gen3x16
Network Interfaces 2x QSFP28 (100GbE) 2x QSFP28 (100GbE)
Logic Resources
Look-up Tables (LUTs) 1,728,000 1,728,000
Power and Thermal
Maximum Total Power 225W 225W
Thermal Cooling Passive Active

We’ve developed an ecosystem of AMD 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.




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Getting Started

Alveo U250 Package File Downloads

The U250 Alveo Data Center accelerator card supports both Vivado design entry as well as a Vitis software platform. The Vivado flow is recommended for FPGA designers that want to use traditional design flows, such as RTL or HLx, while the Vitis software platform is recommended for SW developers. Select the Vitis or Vivado tab below for the steps to get started.

Vitis Design Flow

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Alveo U250 Accelerator Card

Note: See AR33838 for details on Tools support for new and legacy platforms.

Vivado Design Flow

Xbflash2 Utility

The xbflash utility can help to flash a custom image onto a given Alveo card. Please check the detailed user guide at:

Description Links
RHEL/CentOS 7.8, 7.9 xrt_202210.2.13.466_7.8.2003-x86_64-xbflash2.rpm (zip)
RHEL 8.1, 8.2, 8.3, 8.4, 8.5 xrt_202210.2.13.466_8.1.1911-x86_64-xbflash2.rpm (zip)
Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS, 18.04.5 LTS xrt_202210.2.13.466_18.04-amd64-xbflash2.deb
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, 20.04.1 LTS, 20.04.2 LTS, 20.04.3 LTS xrt_202210.2.13.466_20.04-amd64-xbflash2.deb
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Alveo U250 Passive

Alveo U250 (Passive)

$8,311 per board
Lead Time: 8 weeks*
(Huge backlog and supply constraint)
Part Number: A-U250-P64G-PQ-G

Alveo U250 Active

Alveo U250 (Active)

$8,311 per board
Lead Time: 8 weeks*
(Huge backlog and supply constraint)
Part Number: A-U250-A64G-PQ-G

* Lead time applies to quantities of 10 or less units. For more than 10, please contact Customer Service.