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Alveo X3 Series

  • Status: Available
Overview

Product Description

Today’s leading trading firms, market makers, hedge funds, and exchanges demand low latency trade execution and risk management for competitive advantage.  For traders seeking a plug-and-play NIC upgrade, quants seeking computational offload to accelerate their algorithms, or partners seeking ultimate flexibility to build their own fintech solutions, the new Alveo™ X3 series of low latency network adapters and accelerator cards offers both turnkey deployment or custom implementation paths.

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

Plug-and-Play Low Latency NIC​

  • Low latency networking solution with high port density (up to 4x 10/25G)
  • Optimized architecture for reliable operation and trade execution
  • Support for full kernel bypass using Onload®, TCPDirect, and ef_vi API​
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Programmable Architecture: Bringing Compute Closer to the Wire

  • Optimize system latency by offloading functions onto programmable logic
  • CPU host processing performed in parallel to low latency functions in FPGA
  • Hardware upgradeability for evolving use cases and requirements

Custom Design & Implementation for HW / SW Developers

  • Vitis™ Unified Software Environment for custom functions in C/C++
  • Vivado® Design Suite for RTL design and hardware customization
  • ULL FPGA Framework solution available from Orthogone Technologies
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Specifications

Card Specifications

For full product specifications refer to the Product Brief.

Board Specifications Alveo X3522
Low Latency Network Adapter
Alveo X3522PV
Adaptable Accelerator Card
Network Configuration 4x10/25GbE* ports
Form Factor Half Height, Half Length PCIe® Single slot
Connectivity 2x DSFP Cages
Direct Attach Copper (DAC), or SR Optics
1 PPS In/Out SSMB Connectors
Host Interface PCIe Gen3 x8 / Gen4 x8
FPGA Device 16nm UltraScale+™ XCU35 FPGA (-3 Speed Grade)
Logic Density 400K LUTs
(via Software Upgrade Option)
1M LUTs
SW Programmability Vitis™ HLS Software Environment Vivado® Design Suite
Network Acceleration
  • Onload® - BSD sockets compliant TCP/UDP kernel bypass
  • TCPDirect - TCP/UDP kernel bypass
  • ef_vi API for high performance raw Ethernet networking
  • Low latency optimized cut-through architecture
N/A

*10GbE now available, 25GbE support available in 2023

Documentation
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Software

Software tool licensing for Alveo™ X3 series (X3522PV) is available through the early access lounge, please contact your local sales representative or complete the Contact Sales form.

Software Downloads for Alveo X3522 Adapter

Download Description Version AMD XILINX Document Reference Date Posted
UPDATE BUNDLE
Update Bundle (RPM) RPM Bundle containing X3522 bit file, firmware, and UEFI driver 1.26.126.3538 XN-201078-LS-6 19 Oct 2022
Update Bundle (Debian) Debian Bundle containing X3522 bit file, firmware, and UEFI driver 1.26.126.3538 XN-201079-LS-6 19 Oct 2022
CONFIGURATION FILES
Configuration files
[RPM package]
Collection of configuration files (RPM Package) 1.15.3.13 XN-201080-LS-6 19 Oct 2022
Configuration files
[Debian package]
Collection of configuration files (Debian Package) 1.15.3.13 XN-201081-LS-6 19 Oct 2022
NET DRIVER SOURCE PACKAGE
NET Driver Source Package (RPM) Network Driver Source (RPM Package) 1.2.4.0 XN-201053-LS-4 19 Oct 2022
NET Driver Source Package (Debian) Network Driver Source (Debian Package) 1.2.4.0 XN-201054-LS-4 19 Oct 2022
AUXILIARY BUS DRIVER SOURCE
Auxiliary bus driver Source (RPM) Auxiliary Bus Driver (needed on older distros, see documentation) source RPM 1.0.1.0 XN-201056-LS-2 19 Oct 2022
Auxiliary bus driver Source (Debian) Auxiliary Bus Driver (needed on older distros, see documentation) source Debian 1.0.2.0 XN-201055-LS-2 19 Oct 2022
SOLARFLARE ENHANCED PTP DAEMON
Solarflare Enhanced PTP Daemon (sfptpd) - 64 bit binary RPM PTP Daemon (RPM) v3.5.0.1004 SF-113122-LS-15 19 Oct 2022
Solarflare Enhanced PTP Daemon (sfptpd) - 64 bit binary tarball PTP Daemon (Tarball) v3.5.0.1004 SF-108910-LS-22 19 Oct 2022
TCPDIRECT PACKAGE
TCPDirect Release Package Tar package for TCPDirect 8.0.1.2 XN-201046-LS-2 19 Oct 2022
TCPDirect SRPM Release Package Source RPM package for TCPDirect 8.0.1.2 XN-201047-LS-2 19 Oct 2022
OPENONLOAD PACKAGES
OpenOnload Release Package Onload & ef_vi source .tar package 8.0.1.39 SF-109585-LS-39 19 Oct 2022
OpenOnload SRPM Release Package Onload & ef_vi source RPM package 8.0.1.39 SF-122450-LS-9 19 Oct 2022
OpenOnload DEB Release Package Onload & ef_vi source DEB package 8.0.1.39 SF-122451-LS-9 19 Oct 2022
OpenOnload DKMS Release Package Onload & ef_vi source DKMS package 8.0.1.39 SF-120887-LS-10 19 Oct 2022