The Xilinx® Alveo™ U50 Data Center accelerator cards provide optimized acceleration for workloads in financial computing, machine learning, computational storage, and data search and analytics. Built on Xilinx UltraScale+ architecture and packaged up in an efficient 75-watt, small form factor, and armed with 100 Gbps networking I/O, PCIe Gen4, and HBM, Alveo U50 is designed for deployment in any server.
Alveo accelerator cards are adaptable to changing acceleration requirements and algorithm standards, capable of accelerating any workload without changing hardware, and reduce 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™ tool) and Machine Learning Suite provide the frameworks for developers to bring differentiated applications to market.
Built for Performance & Efficiency
Adaptable – Accelerate Any Workload
Accessible - Cloud <-> On-Premises Mobility
For full product specifications refer to the Data sheet.
|Board Specifications||Alveo U50 Accelerator Cards
|Look-up Tables (LUTs)||872K||872K|
|Height||½ Height||½ Height|
|Length||½ Length||½ Length|
|Width||Single Slot||Single Slot|
|HBM Memory Capacity||8 GB||8 GB|
|HBM Total Bandwidth||316 GB/s *||316 GB/s *|
|Internal SRAM Capacity||28 MB||28 MB|
|Internal SRAM Total Bandwidth||24 TB/s||24 TB/s|
|PCI Express||Gen3x 16, 2 x Gen4x 8, CCIX||Gen3x 16, 2 x Gen4x 8, CCIX|
|Network Interfaces||2x SFP-DD (50GbE)||1x QSFP28 (100GbE)|
|Clock Precision||IEEE 1588||IEEE 1588|
|Power and Thermal|
|Maximum Total Power||75W||75W|
|SDAccel Developer Environment||Yes||Yes|
|Vivado Design Suite||Yes||Yes|
*For A-U50DD-P00G-ES3-G and A-U50-P00G-PQ-G measured 316 GB/s peak HBM2 bandwidth, 201 GB/s nominal.
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.
Download the Xilinx Runtime and Deployment Shell, then follow the Getting Started and Installation Guide to install and setup your card.
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:
$ 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
$ sudo yum install epel-release
If you are a developer, download these additional files then follow the Getting Started Guide to install.
The shell interface for development is required if you are building your own applications.
The Xilinx SDAccel IDE provides a framework for developing accelerated applications.
Vivado Design Flow