Data Center Product Information

This page shall provide detailed information about our Data Center Products.

Select the product(s) you are interested in:

ADM-PCIE-9H7ADM-PCIE-9H3ADM-PCIE-9V3ADM-PCIE-8K5ADM-PCIE-KU3ADM-PCIE-7V3

Card Form Factor

Most Data Center products are half length, low profile PCI Express Card format. The other form factor implemented is half length, full height as in the case of the ADM-PCIE-8K5-FH board.

Product Dimensions

Products

Height

Width

Depth

Weight

ADM-PCIE-9H7125.2mm267.2mm41.9mm1300g
ADM-PCIE-9H380.1mm19.7mm181.5mmTBCg
ADM-PCIE-9V368.9mm174mm17.45mm230g
ADM-PCIE-8K568.9mm173mm17.5mm200g
ADM-PCIE-KU368.9mm174mm32.5mm220g
ADM-PCIE-7V368.9mm174.5mm32.5mm120g

Note(s)

ADM-PCIE-KU3: If the board requires the fan then it needs the adjacent slot to be empty to accommodate the extra width taken up by the fan.
ADM-PCIE-7V3: If the board requires the fan then it needs the adjacent slot to be empty to accommodate the extra width taken up by the fan.

FPGA Target Devices

The following table shows the FPGA devices fitted to the various Data Center Products.

Product(s)

FPGA Family

FPGA Device Code

ADM-PCIE-9H7Xilinx Virtex UltraScale PlusXCVU37P-2E
ADM-PCIE-9H3Xilinx Virtex UltraScale PlusXCVU33P-2E
ADM-PCIE-9V3Xilinx Virtex UltraScale PlusXCVU3P-2
ADM-PCIE-8K5Xilinx Kintex UltraScaleXCKU115-2
ADM-PCIE-KU3Xilinx Kintex UltraScaleXCKU060-2
ADM-PCIE-7V3Xilinx Virtex-7XC7VX690T-2

The following table compares the FPGA Resources.

Product(s)

FPGA Device

FFs

LUTs

BRAM

URAM

DSPs

HBM/s

ADM-PCIE-9H7XCVU37P-2E2607k1304k70.9Mb270.0Mb90248GB
ADM-PCIE-9H3XCVU33P-2E879k440k23.6Mb90.0Mb28808GB
ADM-PCIE-9V3XCVU3P-2788k394k25.3Mb90.0Mb2280-
ADM-PCIE-8K5XCKU115-21326k663k75.9Mb-5520-
ADM-PCIE-KU3XCKU060-2663k221k38.0Mb-2760-
ADM-PCIE-7V3XC7VX690T-2886k693k52.9Mb-3600-

Onboard Memory Specifications

The following table shows the memory types and sizes for all the Data Center Products

Product

Memory Type

No. Banks

Memory Size
(per bank)

ADM-PCIE-9H7on FPGA Substrate24GB
High Bandwidth Memory (HBM) - up to 460GB/s (over 32 AXI Interfaces)
ADM-PCIE-9H3on FPGA Substrate24GB
High Bandwidth Memory (HBM) - up to 460GB/s (over 32 AXI Interfaces)
ADM-PCIE-9V3FBGA-SDRAM21G x 72 (8GiB)
DDR4-2400, CL17 Compatible
FBGA-SDRAM22G x 72 (16GiB) - Ordering Option
DDR4-1866
ADM-PCIE-8K5FBGA-SDRAM21G x 72 (8GiB)
DDR4-2400
FBGA-SDRAM22G x 72 (16GiB)
DDR4-1866
ADM-PCIE-KU3ECC-SODIMMs21G x 72 (8GiB)
DDR3-1600
ADM-PCIE-7V3ECC-SODIMMs21G x 72 (8GiB)
DDR3-1333

Check with Alpha Data for the latest configuration files for generating the Memory Interfaces in Vivado.


Other Onboard Memory

Other onboard memory available on selected Data Center products:

ProductOther Onboard Memory Description(s)
ADM-PCIE-9H72kb I2C EEPROM - Non-volatile data storage for the user design (i.e. storing MAC addresses)
ADM-PCIE-9H32kb I2C EEPROM - Non-volatile data storage for the user design (i.e. storing MAC addresses)
ADM-PCIE-9V32kb I2C EEPROM - Non-volatile data storage for the user design (i.e. storing MAC addresses)
ADM-PCIE-8K52kb I2C EEPROM - Non-volatile data storage for the user design (i.e. storing MAC addresses).
ADM-PCIE-KU3-
ADM-PCIE-7V3-

FPGA Configuration

All Alpha Data Data Center products configure from on board FLASH at power on. All products have multiple design load options (there is always a default load option which configures a minimal design to allow the user to check the board and upload their design to the FLASH).

KU3 Photo

All Alpha Data Data Center products configure from on board FLASH at power on. All products have multiple design load options (there is always a default load option which configures a minimal design to allow the user to check the board and upload their design to the FLASH).


Flash Configuration

All products have on board Flash memory that configures the FPGA upon power up. Each product has at least two programmable regions with region 0 designated as the failsafe configuration. The failsafe configuration is loaded if the the boards system monitor detects problems with the board (i.e. the FPGA running hot). The Flash is programmed via the JTAG interface or through the FPGA over PCI Express using provided utility software.

Products

Flash Type

Flash Size

No. config regions

ADM-PCIE-9H7QSPI2GBit2 each of 1GBit
ADM-PCIE-9H3QSPI512MBit2 each of 256MBit
ADM-PCIE-9V3QSPI1GBit2 each of 512MBit
ADM-PCIE-8K5BPI1GBit2 each of 512MBit
ADM-PCIE-KU3BPI1GBit4 each of 256MBit
ADM-PCIE-7V3BPI1GBit4 each of 256MBit

JTAG Interface

The more mature Data Center products have direct access to the JTAG interface connecting both to the FPGA and to the on board FLASH memory. This allows the user to configure the FPGA directly or store the BIT file within the FLASH so that upon boot up the FPGA is configured immediately.

Xilinx JTAG Adaptor JTAG Socket on KU3 Jtag to front panel extender

The socket is at the top of the board behind the external sync socket.

With a full height front panel an adaptor connector can connect this socket to a panel mounted socket for non-intrusive access to the card from the outside of the server case.

The products that the user shall require a Xilinx Platform USB II JTAG cable for are:

JTAG Only
Product(s)
ADM-PCIE-KU3ADM-PCIE-7V3

USB Interface (JTAG Interface)

The most recent Data Center products provide a USB interface to the board management interface. This interface also drives the JTAG for the FPGA and the onboard FLASH memory and is compatible with the Xilinx Hardware Manager so no extra interface or cabling (other than the micro-USB cable) required to configure the FPGA directly from the Xilinx vivado Hardware Manager software.

USB port on front panel 8K5 USB port on front panel 8V3
USB Capable
Product(s)
ADM-PCIE-9H7ADM-PCIE-9H3ADM-PCIE-9V3ADM-PCIE-8K5

Board Cooling

As the FPGA design increases in size, complexity and operating frequency it creates a significant amount of waste heat which needs to be dissipated in order to keep the board from shutting down (see system monitoring). All Data Center products are delivered with large heatsinks to provide as large a heat dissipating surface as possible, the heatsinks only work if the server chassis provides sufficient airflow around/across the board. Insufficient airflow will result in heat build up on the board and triggering of the automatic thermal shutdown process.

If the chassis cannot provide sufficient airflow then attaching a fan to the heatsink can provide an increase in airflow. There are issues with attaching a fan on the earlier Data Center Products as they require a spare slot beside the board as the fan overlaps the adjacent slot. For later products the fan is fitted at the rear of the board requiring the chassis to have space beyond the board to accommodate the extra length the fan adds.

Fan for the ADM-PCIE-8K5Fan for the ADM-PCIE-KU3Fan for the ADM-PCIE-7V3Fan mounted on the 7V3 Fan mounted on the 8K5

System Monitoring

All Data Center products provide system monitoring functionality. This consists of power rail monitoring and board and FPGA temperature monitoring.

The on board monitor monitors the FPGA silicon temperature and when this reaches a predefined value the FPGA is reprogrammed with the default/safe design to ensure the FPGA is not harmed by going over temperature.

If the design stops functioning then this is the first place to be checked to ensure the board is not overheating in the host system.


Communications Interfaces

All products provide high speed communication interfaces via either SFP+ or QSFP cages on their front panels. The choice of copper or fiber interfaces is left to the user. The following table outlines the network capabilities of the products available at present.


Product

Interface Type

Qty

Lanes
per Interface

Data Rate
per lane

Protocol Capability

ADM-PCIE-9H7QSFP28x4428Gbps10/25/40/100G Ethernet, PCIe, Fiber Channel, Infiniband, Aurora
Ultraport SlimSASx2825/28GbpsOpenCAPI, 10/25/40/100G Ethernet, PCIe, Fiber Channel, Infiniband, Aurora
Firefly Interfacesx8*428Gbps10/25/40/100G Ethernet, PCIe, Fiber Channel, Infiniband, Aurora
ADM-PCIE-9H3QSFP-DDx1828Gbps10/25/40/100G Ethernet, PCIe, Fiber Channel, Infiniband, Aurora
Ultraport SlimSASx1825/28GbpsOpenCAPI, 10/25/40/100G Ethernet, PCIe, Fiber Channel, Infiniband, Aurora
ADM-PCIE-9V3QSFP28x2428GbpsUser Configurable, includes 10/25/40/100G Ethernet
Ultraport SlimSASx1825GbpsOpenCAPI
ADM-PCIE-8K5SFP+x2116GbpsUser Configurable, includes 10G Ethernet
Firefly Connectorx2416GbpsPCIe, Fibre Channel, Infiniband, Ethernet, Aurora
ADM-PCIE-KU3QSFPx2410GbpsUser Configurable, includes 10/40G Ethernet
ADM-PCIE-7V3SFP+x2114GbpsUser Configurable, includes 10G Ethernet

Note: Alpha Data does not provide RTL interface solutions for the network interfaces, the interfaces are verified in manufacturing using serial bit error rate testing firmware (iBERT). These can be obtained from either Xilinx or from Network IP providers.

OpenCAPI Socket on the 9V3 SFP+ Cages on the 8K5 QSFP28 Cages on the 8V3 Firefly sockets on the 9H7 SATA sockets on the KU3

Other board Interfaces

As well as network interface(s) each Data Center Product can have other interfaces available to the user design.


Table of other interfaces for each products:

Product

Other Interfaces

ADM-PCIE-9H7Micro USB for JTAG support (FPGA programming and debug) and system monitor
Customizable GPIO
ADM-PCIE-9H3Micro USB for JTAG support (FPGA programming and debug) and system monitor
ADM-PCIE-9V3USB board management (built-in JTAG)
customizable GPIO
ADM-PCIE-8K5USB board management (built-in JTAG).
ADM-PCIE-KU3Dual SATA Interfaces (6Gbps)
External Sync (PPS) interface
ADM-PCIE-7V3Dual Sata Interfaces (6Gbps)

Support and Development Kit(s) (Provided as part of the Associated Reference Design)

There are specific SDK downloads for the following Data Center Products:

Note: an account is required for access to certain content on the Alpha Data Support site.


Data Center Products reference designs and SDAccel/OpenPOWER support information.

Product

SDAccel Ready

Reference Design

OpenPOWER Ready

ADM-PCIE-9H7TBCTBCTBC
ADM-PCIE-9H3TBCTBCTBC
ADM-PCIE-9V3YESRD-9V3Yes
ADM-PCIE-8K5YESRD-8K5Yes
ADM-PCIE-KU3YESRD-KU3Yes
ADM-PCIE-7V3YESRD-7V3Yes

Available Files

Each of the Data Center Products have a collection of associated design files:

Top level Pinout information for the FPGAs.

ProductAssociated Pinout Files
ADM-PCIE-9V3

ADM-PCIE-9V3 Pinout Version 1.0 Created on 9 September 2016 - copy of ADM-PCIE-8V3 constriants ADM-PCIE-9V3 Pinout Version 2.0 Created on 1 May 2017 - Major changes in flash interface Removed Firefly interface, added CAPI interface

adm-pcie-9v3_pinout_v2_0.csv

ADM-PCIE-8K5

ADM-PCIE-8k5 Pinout Version 1.0

adm-pcie-8k5_pinout_v1_0.csv

ADM-PCIE-KU3

ADM-PCIE-KU3 Pinout Version 1.0 Created on 30 March 2016

adm-pcie-ku3_pinout_v1_0.csv

ADM-PCIE-7V3

ADM-PCIE-7V3 Pinout Version 1.0

adm-pcie-7v3_pinout_v1_0.csv

Other data files - MIG models for the onboard memory interface configuration.






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