Intel has this week announced it has start shipping the Intel Stratix 10 DX field programmable gate arrays (FPGA), designed to support Intel Ultra Path Interconnect (Intel UPI), PCI-Express (PCIe) Gen4 x16 and a new controller for Intel Optane technology. designed to support Intel Ultra Path Interconnect (Intel UPI), PCI-Express (PCIe) Gen4 x16 and a new controller for Intel Optane technology explains :
“Intel Stratix 10 DX FPGAs are the first FPGAs designed to combine key features that dramatically boost acceleration of workloads in the cloud and enterprise when used with Intel’s portfolio of data center solutions. No other FPGA currently offers this combination of features for server designs based on future select Intel Xeon Scalable processors.”
Intel Stratix 10 features :
– The UPI interface in combination with future select Intel Xeon Scalable processors will deliver 37% lower latency2 and improve overall system performance via coherent data movement and a theoretical peak transfer rate of 28 GB/second3. Memory coherent FPGA interfaces are part of Intel’s roadmap as we move toward Compute Express Link availability in 2021.
– PCI-SIG compliant Gen4 x16 interface delivers a theoretical peak data bandwidth of 32 GB/second. Both data center and non-data center applications will realize about two times more throughput4.
– Memory controller supports up to eight Intel Optane DC persistent memory modules per FPGA (up to 4 TB of non-volatile memory).
– Other existing Stratix 10 FPGA features include 100 GB/second Ethernet, HBM2 memory stacks and a quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 processor subsystem with peripherals.