Data Center, Networking and HPC Products

Alpha Data is a leading supplier of high performance Xilinx® FPGA based plug-in acceleration engines for Data Center applications.

Since 1993 Alpha Data has been providing parallel hardware solutions to help our customers realize their computational goals.

The ADM-PCIE-7V3 and the ADM-PCIE-KU3 boards leverage Xilinx's All Programmable FPGAs and the SDAccel development environment for OpenCL, C and C++ to accelerate processing, increase data throughput, and deliver power optimized solutions for large scale data center computing clusters"

Dave Tokic, senior director of Partner Ecosystems and Alliances.

26-28 Oct 2016: OpenPOWER Summit Europe
(Barcelona, Spain)

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Alpha Data is attending OpenPOWER Summit Europe.

Contact: David Miller for further information.

Conference Details available on the OpenPOWER website.

15th Sep 2016: Chevin Technology releases 25G Ultra Low Latency MAC/PCS for Xilinx Virtex® Ultrascale™ FPGAs

September 2016: Ilkley, UK

Chevin Technology Limited is excited to add the Low Latency 25Gbit/s MAC/PCS IP product to its existing range of Ultra Low Latency IP cores. The 25G LL MAC/PCS combines Chevin Technology’s 25GMAC and 25GPCS IP cores to significantly increase the efficiency and rate of data transfer by providing lowest possible latency. The IEEE Std 802.3by-2016 compliant 25G LL MAC/PCS supports straightforward integration of 25Gbit/s Ethernet connectivity in Xilinx Virtex® Ultrascale™ FPGAs.

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The SDAccel™ Development Environment is the newest member of the Xilinx SDx™ family, combining the industry's first architecturally optimizing compiler supporting any combination of OpenCL™, C, and C++ kernels, along with libraries and development boards for the first complete CPU/GPU-like development and run-time experience for FPGAs.

Alpha Data supports the Xilinx SDAccel Development Environment with the ADM-PCIE-7V3 and ADM-PCIE-KU3, available for purchase here or

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FPGA FamilyXilinx Kintex UltraScaleXilinx Virtex UltraScaleXilinx Kintex UltraScaleXilinx Virtex 7
Form Factorx8 Half Length low profile PCI Express Cardx16 Half Length low profile PCI Express Cardx16 Half Length low profile PCI Express Cardx8 Half Length low profile PCI Express Card
PCI Express InterfaceGen3 x8 InterfaceDual[1] Gen3 x8 InterfaceDual[1] Gen3 x8 InterfaceGen 3 x8 Interface
On Board Memory2x banks of 1G x 72, DDR4-24002x banks of 1G x 72, DDR4-24002x 8GByte DDR3 1600MT/s SODIMMs2x 8GByte DDR3 1333MT/s SODIMMs
External Network InterfaceDual SFP+ each capable of 10G EthernetDual QSFP28 each capable of 100G EthernetDual QSFP capable of 40G EthernetDual SPF+ capable of 10G Ethernet
Other External InterfacesDual Firefly Interfaces - providing 8 x 16Gbps linksUSB board management (built-in JTAG) customizable GPIO Dual Firefly Interfaces - providing 8 x 28Gbps linksDual SATA Interfaces capable of up to 6Gb/s data rates. External Sync (PPS) interfaceDual SATA Interfaces capable of up to 6Gb/s data rates.
Link to product pagesADM-PCIE-8K5 Product PageADM-PCIE-8V3 Product PageADM-PCIE-KU3 Product PageADM-PCIE-7V3 Product Page
[1] - where supported by the host motherboard

Hardware and Software Support

Alpha Data Hardware and Software Support Example PCI Express® Bridge Design, memory tester, SATA and Ethernet test designs[1].
Customers also get access to the Alpha Data data center support site.
Visit the Alpha Data Support page for more details
or contact Alpha Data at for further details.
Xilinx® Software Support SDAccel™ Development Environment[2],
Vivado® Design Suite
Xilinx® Data Center Software
High Level Synthesis (HLS) Tools
Coherent Accelerator Processor Interface (CAPI) Support

Alpha Data in conjunction with Xilinx and IBM have created a design process for creating CAPI designs with the ADM-PCIE-7V3, ADM-PCIE-KU3 and ADM-PCIE-8K5.

See the CAPI Webpage for full details on the CAPI offering for Alpha Data products.
3rd party IP and Software Support Intilop
Auviz Systems
Chevin Technology
Falcon Computing
[1] - Supplied upon purchase of hardware and reference design
[2] - Contact your local Xilinx sales representative or Xilinx authorized distributor for further information

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