SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nallatech, the domain expert in high-performance FPGA computing solutions, today announced at the Intel Developer Forum the launch of the early access program for its ‘Slipstream™’ FSB-FPGA module. Shipments of this innovative product will be made in 4Q07. This high performance computing solution will supply high speed direct access to the Intel® Xeon® 7300 multi-processor server allowing users to significantly accelerate the performance of computationally intensive algorithms whilst reducing latency.
This early access solution features the latest 65nm Virtex™-5 FPGA technology from Xilinx® allowing users to integrate the module directly into the sockets of the new Intel® Xeon® 7300 MP series based server. The Nallatech Slipstream FSB-FPGA module conforms to the mechanical and electrical specifications of the Xeon CPU socket – utilizing existing power supply and heat sink solutions. The Slipstream module takes advantage of the low latency and high bandwidth made available by its direct interface to the 64-bit FSB running at 1066MHz, providing users with a powerful solution for addressing the most demanding computing problems.
“Nallatech has been working closely with its partners to develop a complete solution to allow users to gain maximum benefits provided by the combination of the Slipstream FSB-FPGA module and the Intel server,” said Craig Anderson, CEO of Nallatech. “Our work with customers to date has shown performance improvements of more than 200x and a reduction in power of up to 10x when compared with processor technology.”
"The Early Access Program from Nallatech for our Intel® Xeon® 7300 Series based servers has the potential to tremendously benefit our customers exploring tightly coupled FSB-FPGA acceleration" said Lorie Wigle, Director, Server Software and Technology Initiatives, Digital Enterprise Group, Intel Corporation. "The combination of Intel® QuickAssist Technology Accelerator Abstraction Layer, software tools, and the Slipstream FSB-FPGA Modules is expected to provide an advanced platform for innovation."
“The Nallatech early access program is evidence that server deployed FPGA accelerated computing is becoming a reality,” said Ivo Bolsens, CTO at Xilinx. “The high-performance capabilities of our Virtex-5 FPGA family enable partners like Nallatech to meet the urgent need within the server market for algorithmic acceleration solutions.”
Nallatech is working with industry leading C to FPGA compiler partners Mitrionics™ and Impulse™ to develop and support application specific third party enabling tool flows for the Slipstream FSB-FPGA hardware.
The Nallatech Slipstream development platform is available to early access customers. To find out more please visit www.nallatech.com/earlyaccess.
The Slipstream FSB-FPGA solution is being showcased at booth #732 at the Intel Developer Forum today in San Francisco, California.
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