HPC OpenCL BSP is available for Attila Arria 10 GX FPGA Instant-DevKit
Paris, France -- November 9, 2015 – ReFLEX CES, an established ALTERA Design Service Network (DSN) members announced the introduction of the High Performance Computing (HPC) OpenCL BSP (Board Support Package) for its Attila Instant-DevKit, a ready to use PCIe Arria 10 GX FPGA-based hardware accelerator and offer to user, a quick way of implementing complex parallel algorithms targeted on a FPGA accelerator. The Attila HPC OpenCL BSP abstracts the hardware layer from the programmer and allow to him, even if little or no skills on FPGA development, a quick and easy way to run his algorithms on a 100% FPGA accelerator target.
FPGA performances and complexity increases exponentially and continuously. Each successive FPGA generations provide bigger matrixes and more embedded hardware operators opening new horizons for complex and very high performance designs. But this complexity also increases the development time and verification. But Time-to-Market is always a challenge, ideally independently from the design complexity. OpenCL gives to the user a higher level language, to address massive parallel description of its design. This open standard, royalty free language offers a homogenous environment to address CPU, GPU and FPGA accelerators. FPGA can obviously take advantage of such language because of their intrinsic parallel hardware structure capabilities, demonstrating GPGPU performances in addition to infinite features that an FPGA can implement.
ATTILA OpenCL Bundle
Based on Altera SDK for OpenCL and optimized for the Attila Arria 10 GX hardware, the Attila HPC OpenCL BSP aligned with the “instant” philosophy of this DevKit, gives to the user the ability to run OpenCL software in minutes in the Attila OpenCL Accelerator board. ReFLEX CES also deliver some reference designs with the kit, illustrating how to interconnect a user specific hardware (custom FMC cards …) to the Attila BSP and controlling it from the OpenCL host.
ReFLEX CES will introduce by the end of November a High Performance Computing OpenCL BSP for its Alaric Instant-DevKit based on Arria 10 SoC technology and a Networking OpenCL BSP for Attila and Alaric Instant-DevKits.
About ReFLEX CES
ReFLEX CES (www.reflexces.com) provides turnkey custom embedded and complex systems, and specializes in Modified Off-The-Shelf (MOTS) solutions for VPX/OpenVPX, CompactPCI, VME rugged systems, embedded systems, industrial systems, high-speed boards, FPGA boards and PCIe boards. Its expertise spans from chip-level and software-level designs up to complete system-level designs, manufacturing, and production of small and medium volumes, targeting customers in the military/aerospace, defense, telecommunications, medical and industrial sectors.