San Jose, Calif., September 8, 2014 – Altera Corporation (Nasdaq: ALTR) is demonstrating several advanced reconfigurable logic technologies at the Intel Developers Forum (IDF) 2014 that showcase how its FPGA-based solutions are advancing the capabilities of software-defined data centers and high-performance computing applications.
Altera’s FPGA-based solutions on display showcase the capabilities of its hardware and software solutions, including advanced optical transport network (OTN) interconnect technology, interoperability with next- generation memories and programmer-friendly OpenCL solutions.
Altera’s demonstration booth (#151) is located in the Silicon Photonics Community at IDF 2014, taking place September 9-11, 2014, at the Moscone West Convention Center in San Francisco, Calif. Altera is also demonstrating a QPI IP solution in Pactron Corporation’s booth located in the general exhibit area.
Altera’s technical demonstrations include:
100G Optical Solutions Running on High-Performance FPGAs
This demonstration shows high-performance Stratix® V FPGAs driving a 100G CFP2 optical link across 10 kilometers of optical fiber. This technology shows a solution for flexible 100G data centers applications using FPGAs.
FPGA Interoperability with Micron’s Hybrid-Memory Cube
This demonstration shows the interoperability between Stratix V FPGAs and Micron’s Hybrid Memory Cube (HMC). HMC addresses the limitations of conventional memory technologies by providing up to 15 times the bandwidth while using 70 percent less energy and 90 percent less space than existing technologies.
Financial Model Acceleration with FPGAs
This demonstration uses OpenCL to efficiently implement multiple kernels on an FPGA performing a Monte Carlo simulation to price options. Utilizing the OpenCL standard on a massively parallel FPGA architecture provides an effective solution for system acceleration, offering significantly higher performance at much lower power versus GPUs.
QuickPath Interconnect (QPI) Linking an Intel Xeon® Processor to an FPGA
Located in Pactron’s booth in the general exhibit area, this demonstration coherently connects an Intel Xeon processor to a high-performance Stratix V FPGA using the QPI protocol. The FPGA is configured as the home agent and extends co-processing for the Intel processor. FPGAs provide a platform to significantly increase compute performance while reducing system costs and power in high-performance computing and data center applications.
Altera® programmable solutions enable designers of electronic systems to rapidly and cost effectively innovate, differentiate and win in their markets. Altera offers FPGAs, SoCs, CPLDs and complementary technologies, such as power management, to provide high-value solutions to customers worldwide. Visit Altera at www.altera.com