Xilinx to Participate in the Inaugural OpenPOWER Summit 2015 to Further Enable Collaborative Innovation for Next-Generation Data Centers

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SAN JOSE, Calif., March 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) today announced it will participate in the inaugural OpenPOWER™ Summit 2015 to further enable collaborative innovation for next-generation data centers. As a member of the OpenPOWER Foundation, Xilinx is delivering FPGA-based acceleration technologies for high performance compute solutions and is among the growing open development community dedicated to accelerating innovation using IBM’s POWER microprocessor. At the event, Xilinx joins a distinguished lineup of OpenPOWER Foundation keynote speakers, technical workgroup updates and member presentations. To learn more, visit Xilinx at the OpenPOWER SummitMarch 17 – 19, 2015 at the San Jose Convention Center, San Jose, CA.

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Xilinx Participation at OpenPOWER Summit 2015

Wednesday, March 18 at 3:55PM

“Key-Value Store Acceleration with OpenPOWER” by Michaela Blott, Senior Staff Research Engineer, Xilinx

  • This presentation discusses the architecture of an accelerated key-value store appliance which leverages a novel data-flow implementation of Memcached on an FPGA. The design achieves up to 36X in performance and power at response times in the microsecond range. Coherent integration of memory through IBM’s Power8 CAPI interface allows both host memory and coherent-attached flash to be used as the value store.

Wednesday, March 18 at 6:30PM

“Data Center and Cloud Computing Market Landscape and Challengesby Manoj Roge, Director of Wired and Data Center Solutions, Xilinx

  • This presentation discusses data center and cloud computing market landscapes, examines technology challenges that limit scaling of cloud computing and delivers insights into how FPGAs combined with general purpose processors are transforming next-generation data centers with tremendous compute horsepower, low-latency and extreme power efficiency.

Technical Demonstrations in Xilinx Booth #913

  • Key Value Store Application Acceleration Solution
    Xilinx is showcasing a Key Value Store (KVS) application acceleration demo leveraging the Alpha Data ADM-PCIE-7V3 board and OpenPOWER’s coherent accelerator processor interface (CAPI). This demonstration is a broadly applicable KVS workload acceleration engine delivering performance/watt acceleration at lower latency.
  • Convey Computer Corporation OpenPOWER-based Acceleration Solution
    Convey Computer Corporation will be showing its Eagle co-processor, a PCIe® form factor add-in card that utilizes Xilinx FPGAs to deliver application-specific acceleration for data-intensive applications. Eagle co-processors are IBM Power8 CAPI capable, and incorporate a Xilinx Virtex-7 X980T FPGA with four on-board SO-DIMMs for local data storage. OpenPOWER systems with Eagle co-processors provide an ideal solution for big data and high performance computing applications.

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