BittWare Announces S10VG4 PCIe Board with Intel Stratix 10 FPGA

Stratix 10 FPGA Brings 100G Ethernet, 9.2 TFLOPS, and 2.7M logic elements

June 20, 2017

ISC Show, Frankfurt, Germany—Today’s very large FPGAs, like the Intel Stratix 10, provide enormous computing resources—but with a power density that makes thermal management difficult. To meet this challenge, BittWare is launching the S10VG4 PCIe board on its exclusive new Viper platform. The board features an Intel Stratix 10 GX FPGA with 2.7M logic elements, 100GbE, and OpenCL support. The S10VG4 was announced at the ISC 2017 show in Frankfurt, booth A-1431.

“We are experiencing unrelenting market pull for ever larger and faster FPGAs,” said Jeff Milrod, CEO of BittWare. “Therefore, we are excited to offer Intel’s Stratix 10 on our FPGA Platforms. Our Viper platform delivers the power, signal integrity, and thermal management required to unleash the full performance potential of this amazing FPGA in server environments.”

Intel’s Stratix 10 is the world’s first 14nm FPGA—with an astounding 9.2 tera FLOPS in addition to 2.7 million logic elements. Using this device, the new S10VG4 board offers more than double the logic of the Arria 10 GX. Yet to make use of these resources, the FPGA must be adequately cooled, especially when deployed in a typical high-density server environment. This is where the Viper platform provides exceptional thermal performance for the largest FPGAs on full-height PCIe boards.

Viper platform boards are designed using advanced computer flow simulation to drive the physical board design in a thermals first approach, including the use of heat pipes, airflow channels, and arranging components to maximize the limited available airflow in a server. Viper boards are passive by default, with active cooling as an option.

The S10VG4, powered by Intel’s Stratix 10 FPGA, offers impressive new features including 4x 100GbE and 32 Gbytes DDR4 (QDR-II+ available) on a PCIe Gen3 x16 interface. Two slim SAS connectors add an optional 2nd PCIe interface, another S10VG4, or other devices, including IBM’s POWER9 via OpenCAPI.

Availability
The S10VG4 is expected to be available in Q4 2017, with additional Stratix 10 boards coming in 2018 with on-package features like a quad-core ARM (SoC) or HBM2. Visit the board’s product page on BittWare.com for details.

About BittWare, Inc.
For over 25 years, BittWare has made it easier for their OEM customers to quickly harness the power of programmable logic while simultaneously reducing technology risk and time-to-revenues. The company leverages their decades-long FPGA expertise by designing and deploying high-end network processing, high performance computing, and signal processing platforms. Our products utilize the latest FPGA technologies on industry-standard COTS form factors, including PCIe, and are available either as boards or in boxes. We also provide a great deal of value-add with IP, software, support, and services. When customer requirements make it difficult to use industry-standard boards, BittWare can provide modified solutions and/or licensed designs. For more information on BittWare and its innovative FPGA COTS solutions, visit BittWare.com.