High-density 1U FPGA embedded computing server for networking introduced by BittWare

CONCORD, N.H. – BittWare in Concord, N.H., is introducing the TeraBox 1432D high-density 1U field-programmable gate array (FPGA) embedded computing server for applications requiring the highest density of FPGAs with directly-connected I/O for clustering or networking.

Dec 7th, 2017
By Mil & Aero staff
By Mil & Aero staff

CONCORD, N.H. – BittWare in Concord, N.H., is introducing the TeraBox 1432D high-density 1U field-programmable gate array (FPGA) embedded computingserver for applications requiring the highest density of FPGAs with directly-connected I/O for clustering or networking.

The server is based on a Dell PowerEdge C4130 machine, and provides 32 100 Gigabit Ethernet thirty-two 100 Gigabit Ethernet ports connected to four Xilinx or Intel FPGAs on BittWare accelerator cards.

Compared to a typical 4U server with eight double-wide slots, the TeraBox 1432D offers double the density per rack unit in compute and I/O.

For example, designers can fit BittWare XUPP3R boards for eight quad small form-factor pluggable (QSFP) transceivers each. The standard TeraBox would provide 64x 100 Gigabit Ethernet ports for its 4U chassis. Moreover, the TeraBox 1432D takes up one rack unit for 32x 100 Gigabit Ethernet, so four of these servers could provide 128x 100 Gigabit Ethernet ports in the same 4U space, BittWare officials say.

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Using four XUPVV4 boards, the 1U TeraBox 1432D would provide 15 million logic cells and as much as 2 Terabytes of DDR4 SDRAM in 16 banks, in addition to the server’s main memory. Using four S10VG4 boards and Intel’s Stratix 10 FPGAs, users would have more than 37 TFLOPs of compute acceleration available in one rack unit.

For designers who need other network link speeds, the TeraBox 1432D delivers as many as 128x 25 Gigabit Ethernet, 128x 10 Gigabit Ethernet, or 64x 50 Gigabit Ethernet ports.

The TeraBox 1432D’s host configuration offers dual Intel Xeon E5-2600 v4 CPUs with as much as 1 terabyte DDR4 memory in 16 banks. Dell iDRAC8 remote management is standard with optional Dell ProSupport. BittWare’s suite of development tools is included.

For more information contact BittWare online at www.bittware.com.

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