Alveo U55C High Performance Compute Card

  • Price: $4,395.00
  • Part Number: A-U55C-P00G-PQ-G

Product Description

The Xilinx® Alveo™ U55C high performance compute card provides optimized acceleration for workloads in high performance computing (HPC), big data analytics and search, financial computing, computational storage and machine learning.

Featuring Xilinx’s powerful Virtex™ XCU55 UltraScale+ FPGA, the Alveo U55C card packs in high bandwidth memory (HBM2) and 200Gbps of high-speed networking into a single slot, small form factor card, and is designed for deployment in any server.

The U55C accelerator is paired with Xilinx’s new standards-based API-driven clustering solution and equipped with C/C++ programmability. This solution empowers a broad spectrum of customers with large-scale compute workloads to realize the performance advantages of FPGAs at 1000+ node scale, easily implementing HPC clustering using their existing data center infrastructure and network, with no proprietary hardware required.

The U55C card supports PCI Express® (PCIe®) Gen3x16 or dual Gen4x8, contains 16 GB of High-Bandwidth Memory (HBM2) at 460GB/s of bandwidth, and Ethernet networking capability with dual QSFP28 connectors capable of 2 x 100 Gb/s.

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 (Vitis™ environment) and Machine Learning Suite provide the frameworks for developers to bring differentiated applications to market.

The Alveo Programmable Cable is required for development access on Alveo U55C cards. The cable provides micro-USB support from a host PC to the Alveo U55C maintenance connector.

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Key Features & Benefits

Built for Performance & Efficiency

  • Faster application performance with 16GB HBM memory and PCIe Gen4 interconnect
  • Low latency network capability through 2x100G networking with support for 8x 25GbE, or 2x 100GbE

Adaptable – Accelerate Any Workload

  • Accelerates compute, network, storage workloads
  • Perfect for HPC workloads: Computer Aided Engineering (CAE), Big Data Analytics, Finite Engineering Method (FEM), Signal Processing
  • Ideal for Scale Up and Scale Out system architectures

Accessible - Cloud <-> On-Premises Mobility

  • Built for scale out architectures for deployment solutions on the cloud or on-premises interchangeably
  • Network Attached
  • Ready for Scale COTS
  • Ready to deploy in Standard DCs
  • Using existing DC infrastructure

Card Specifications

For full product specifications refer to the Data sheet.

Board Specifications Alveo U55C High Performance Compute Card
Compute Resources
Look-up Tables (LUTs) 1,304K
Registers 2,607K
DSP Slices 9,024
Height Full Height
Length Half Length
Width Single Slot
HBM Memory Capacity 16 GB
HBM Total Bandwidth 460 GB/s
Internal SRAM Capacity 43 MB
Internal SRAM Total Bandwidth 35 TB/s
Physical Interfaces
PCI Express Gen3x 16, 2 x Gen4x 8
Network Interfaces 2x QSFP28
Tool Support
Vitis Developer Environment Yes
Vitis Unified Software Platform Gen3x16 XDMA
Vivado Design Suite Yes
Power and Thermal
Maximum Total Power 150W
Typical Power 115W
Thermal Cooling Passive
Target Workloads big data analytics and search, financial computing, computational storage, and machine learning

We’ve developed an ecosystem of Xilinx and partner solutions for compute and data intensive 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.

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Getting Started

Alveo U55C Card Package File Downloads

The preferred optimal design flow for targeting the Alveo Data Center accelerator card uses the Vitis™ software platform. Steps to deploy and develop using Vitis are given below. Long-time FPGA designers might want to use traditional design flows, such as RTL or HLx. This flow does not require installing the Vitis platform.

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Vivado Design Flow

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