The AMD University Program provides support for academics using AMD tools and technologies for teaching and research. Find out more about available course material and other educational resources, live and virtual training, and our donation program where university staff can apply for software and AMD development boards designed for academia.
See below for details on the Heterogeneous Accelerated Compute Clusters (HACCs) which provides researchers with remote access to high end compute acceleration hardware.
Find out more about low-cost XUP academic boards that are designed for classroom teaching and research projects.
University staff are invited to apply for a donation of AMD software and IP licenses, and AMD hardware including FPGA, Zynq, Zynq Ultrascale+, RFSoC, Alveo and Versal accelerator boards.
The university program host free to attend training courses and tutorials on the latest AMD tools and technologies, with the source material also available for educators to re-use in their teaching.
Find out about AMD, XUP and partner events including conferences, seminars, workshops and student competitions.
Introducing the Heterogeneous Accelerated Compute Clusters
HACCs (formerly known as XACC, Xilinx Adaptive Compute Clusters) is a special initiative to support novel research in adaptive compute acceleration for high performance computing (HPC).
HACCs have been established at some of world’s most prestigious universities. HACCs are equipped with the latest AMD hardware and software technologies for adaptive compute acceleration research.
Researchers are invited to join the program to get remote access to AMD heterogeneous compute acceleration hardware.
Python Productivity for Adaptive Compute platforms
PYNQ is an open-source project from that makes it easier to use Adaptive Computing platforms.
Using the Python language and libraries, designers can exploit the benefits of programmable logic and microprocessors to build more capable and exciting electronic systems.
PYNQ can be used with Zynq, Zynq UltraScale+, Zynq RFSoC, Alveo accelerator boards and AWS-F1.
For more details, including how to get started, see www.pynq.io.
See the video for a short summary of the AMD university program and what it offers.
Visit the AMD AECG Research & Open Source Projects YouTube channel for videos on Open Source and related topics including research presentations, HACCs technical talks, university program training and tutorials, examples and demonstrations.
SPL is an international conference for researchers and developers interested in reconfigurable logic technology and its applications. The SPL2023 will take place in San Luis, Argentina. The XI edition continues the tradition of previous ones to become the meeting point for the worldwide community in the area.
The IEEE Symposium on Field-Programmable Custom Computing Machines is the original and premier forum for presenting and discussing new research related to computing that exploits the unique features and capabilities of FPGAs and other reconfigurable hardware.
The International Symposium on Computer Architecture (ISCA) is the premier forum for new ideas and experimental results in computer architecture. The conference specifically seeks particularly forward-looking and novel submissions.
For general or technical questions related to AMD software, hardware and devices we recommend you post a question to the AMD support forum.
If you need other support you can contact XUP.
You can email XUP with any questions you have related to our University program. This may be for enquiries about software or IP licenses, XUP academic boards, teaching and training material and events, or a class or research project.
For PYNQ support, please post any technical question on the PYNQ Support forum.
You can also contact XUP for any other questions related to PYNQ.