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.


Coherent Accelerator Processor Interface (CAPI)

Alpha Data is a member of the OpenPOWER™ Foundation and is working with Xilinx and IBM to provide CAPI reference designs all Data Center FPGA products.


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The reconfigurability of Xilinx FPGAs allows CAPI to be implemented on existing PCI Express based accelerators using the Power Service Layer (PSL).



“Coherent Accelerator Processor Interface (CAPI) removes the software overhead for processor communication with the I/O subsystem, allowing an accelerator to operate as part of an application. CAPI on POWER8 systems provides a high-performance solution for the implementation of client-specific, computation-heavy algorithms on an FPGA. IBM’s solution enables higher system performance with a much smaller programming investment, allowing hybrid computing to be successful across a much broader range of applications.”

Brad McCredie – OpenPOWER Foundation President and IBM Fellow



Compare Data Center Products

Choose products to compare:

ADM-PCIE-9H7
ADM-PCIE-9H3
ADM-PCIE-9V5
ADM-PCIE-9V3
ADM-PCIE-8K5
ADM-PCIE-KU3



ADM-PCIE-9H7

ADM-PCIE-9H3

ADM-PCIE-9V5

ADM-PCIE-9V3

ADM-PCIE-8K5

ADM-PCIE-KU3

Photo of adm-pcie-9h7Blank logoPhoto of adm-pcie-9h3Blank logoPhoto of adm-pcie-9v5Blank logoPhoto of adm-pcie-9v3Image of openpower logoPhoto of adm-pcie-8k5Image of openpower logoPhoto of adm-pcie-ku3Image of openpower logo
FPGA FamilyXilinx
Virtex UltraScale Plus
XCVU37P-2E
Xilinx
Virtex UltraScale Plus
XCVU33P-2E
Xilinx
Virtex UltraScale Plus
XCVU9P-3
XCVU5P-3
Xilinx
Virtex UltraScale Plus
XCVU3P-2
Xilinx
Kintex UltraScale
XCKU115-2
Xilinx
Kintex UltraScale
XCKU060-2
Form Factor3/4 Length
Double Slot Width
full profile
x16 PCIe form Factor
1/2 Length
low profile
x16 PCIe form Factor
Single Slot 1/2 Length, Full Height, x8 PCIe form Factor1/2 Length
low profile
x16 PCIe form Factor
1/2 Length
Low profile
x8 PCIe form Factor
1/2 Length
low profile
x16 PCI Express Card
PCI Express InterfaceGen3 x16
(x16Link)
Gen3 x16
(x16Link)
Gen4 x8
(x8Link)
Gen3 x16
(x16Link)
Gen3 x8
(x8Link)
Dual[1] Gen3 x8
(x16Link)
OpenCAPI Interface2x Ultraport SlimSAS Interfaces
(TBC)
1x Ultraport SlimSAS Interface
(TBC)
1x Ultraport SlimSAS Interface
(TBC)
1x Ultraport SlimSAS Interface
N/AN/A
CAPI InterfaceCAPI-2.0
for Power9 Systems (TBC)
CAPI-2.0
for Power9 Systems (TBC)
CAPI-2.0
for Power9 Systems (TBC)
CAPI-2.0
for Power9 Systems
CAPI-1.0
for Power8 Systems
CAPI-1.0
for Power8 Systems
CAPI SNAPTBCTBCTBCTBCAvailableAvailable
On Board Memory2x Banks of
4GB
High Bandwidth Memory (HBM) - up to 460GB/s (over 32 AXI Interfaces)
2x Banks of
4GB
High Bandwidth Memory (HBM) - up to 460GB/s (over 32 AXI Interfaces)
No on-board memory2x Banks of
1G x 72 (8GiB)
DDR4-2400, CL17 Compatible
2x Banks of
1G x 72 (8GiB)
DDR4-2400
2x Banks of
1G x 72 (8GiB)
DDR3-1600
High-Speed Network Interface(s)4xQSFP28
(10/25/40/100G Ethernet, PCIe, Fiber Channel, Infiniband, Aurora)

2xUltraport SlimSAS
(OpenCAPI, 10/25/40/100G Ethernet, PCIe, Fiber Channel, Infiniband, Aurora)

8*xFirefly Interfaces
(10/25/40/100G Ethernet, PCIe, Fiber Channel, Infiniband, Aurora)
1xQSFP-DD
(10/25/40/100G Ethernet, PCIe, Fiber Channel, Infiniband, Aurora)

1xUltraport SlimSAS
(OpenCAPI, 10/25/40/100G Ethernet, PCIe, Fiber Channel, Infiniband, Aurora)
4xQSFP-DD
(User Configurable, includes 10/25/40/100G Ethernet)

1xUltraport SlimSAS
(OpenCAPI)

1xFirefly
(User Configurable)
2xQSFP28
(User Configurable, includes 10/25/40/100G Ethernet)

1xUltraport SlimSAS
(OpenCAPI)
2xSFP+
(User Configurable, includes 10G Ethernet)

2xFirefly Connector
(PCIe, Fibre Channel, Infiniband, Ethernet, Aurora)
2xQSFP
(User Configurable, includes 10/40G Ethernet)
Other External Interface(s)Micro USB for JTAG support (FPGA programming and debug) and system monitor
-
Customizable GPIO
Micro USB for JTAG support (FPGA programming and debug) and system monitorUSB (front and rear sockets) board management (built-in JTAG)
-
Isolated PPS Timing Input
USB board management (built-in JTAG)
-
customizable GPIO
USB board management (built-in JTAG).Dual SATA Interfaces (6Gbps)
-
External Sync (PPS) interface
Reference Design

RD-9H7

RD-9H3

RD-9V5

RD-9V3

RD-8K5

RD-KU3

Link to product pages

ADM-PCIE-9h7 Product Page

ADM-PCIE-9h3 Product Page

ADM-PCIE-9v5 Product Page

ADM-PCIE-9v3 Product Page

ADM-PCIE-8k5 Product Page

ADM-PCIE-ku3 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 info@alpha-data.com for further details.
Xilinx® Software Support

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
Chevin Technology
Falcon Computing
Helion Technology
[1] - Supplied upon purchase of hardware and reference design
[2] - Contact your local Xilinx sales representative or Xilinx authorized distributor for further information

Turnkey Datacenter Card based Products

Helion Technology : ADM-PCIE-KU3-LZ77 - 32core Data Decompression design





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