Xilinx brings acceleration enhancement to data centres

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The 16nm UltraScale+ product portfolio combines Xilinx's 16nm FinFET+ FPGAs with integrated High-Bandwidth Memory, and support for the Cache Coherent Interconnect for Acceleration technology (CCIX).

Xilinx has extended its 16nm UltraScale+ product line-up with innovative acceleration enhanced technologies for the data centre. According to the company the devices will provide the powerful combination of Xilinx's 16nm FinFET+ FPGAs with integrated High-Bandwidth Memory (HBM), and support for the recently announced Cache Coherent Interconnect for Acceleration technology (CCIX).

CCIX is initially driven by a group of seven companies to enable an acceleration framework that works with multiple processor architectures. These acceleration enhanced technologies will enable efficient heterogeneous computing for the most demanding data centre workloads. The products will also be highly leveraged in many other compute intensive applications requiring high memory bandwidth.

Built on the TSMC’s proven CoWoS process, Xilinx HBM-enabled FPGAs will improve acceleration capabilities by offering 10X higher memory bandwidth relative to discrete memory channels, claimed the company. HBM technology enables multi-terabit memory bandwidth integrated in package for the lowest possible latency. To further optimise data centre workloads, the CCIX technology promotes efficient heterogeneous computing by allowing processors with different instruction-set architectures to coherently share data with accelerators such as the Xilinx HBM-enabled FPGAs.

Xilinx is collaborating with major hyperscale data centre customers to create optimised configurations and products.

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