The TeraBox features up to sixteen BittWare PCIe boards based on the high-bandwidth, power-efficient Altera Arria 10 or Stratix V FPGAs. The FPGAs on these PCIe boards provide a system total of up to 18 million logic elements (1,150,000 per FPGA) and 62,000 18 x 18 variable precision multipliers (3,926 per FPGA).
BittWare’s PCIe board platforms offer extremely flexible memory configuration options, with SODIMM sites supporting DDR4 SDRAM, DDR3 SDRAM, QDRII+, or RLDRAM3. For example, with its eight SODIMM sites populated, the Stratix V based S5PE-DS supports up to 64 GBytes of DDR3-1600 SDRAM, for a system total of 512 GBytes in 64 banks, with 6.5 Terabits/sec of memory bandwidth.
The boards offer up to 4 QSFP+ cages, each supporting 40GigE, 4x 10GigE, or QDR/FDR InfiniBand interfaces direct to the FPGAs’ built-in PHYs for the lowest possible latency. Arria 10 boards also support 100GigE. The QSFPs can be used to interconnect the boards and multiple TeraBox platforms to make bigger clusters, making it ideal for HPC applications, while the low latency 10GigE and 40GigE interfaces are ideal for packet processing.
The TeraBox supports three chassis options: a 4U server, a 5U industrial PC, or a 5U PCIe expansion system. The server-based system features a rackmount chassis including dual Intel Ivy Bridge processors with up to 12 cores, 768 GBytes of system memory, and 8 Gen3 x16 PCIe slots. The 5U industrial system features a rackmount chassis including a 3.4 GHz Xeon SBC. The expansion system option features a PCIe Gen2 expansion system with eight double-width x16 slots and 80 Gbit/sec host bus-to-expansion system bandwidth.
BittWare offers complete software support for the PCIe boards with its BittWorks II software tools. The BittWorks II Toolkit is a collection of libraries and applications for BittWare’s Arria 10 and Stratix V FPGA-based boards. It provides complete hardware and FPGA interfaces, allowing customers to focus on application coding. The Toolkit supports 32-bit and 64-bit Windows and Linux platforms. Also available for FPGA development is BittWare’s FPGA DevKit, which provides FPGA board support IP and integration for BittWare’s Altera FPGA-based boards.