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Primeur weekly 2019-04-08

Focus

Fortissimo initiative ready to continue the HPC experience for SMEs ...

Quantum computing

Teams to build new algorithms and software tools for emerging quantum systems ...

Focus on Europe

Piz Daint takes on Tier 2 function in Worldwide LHC Computing Grid ...

Doron Prize 2019 goes to Thomas Schulthess ...

ISC 2019 is now open for registration ...

PRACE 18th Call for Proposals welcomes 2 new HPC systems and includes a Pilot Phase with the Fenix federated data infrastructure ...

PRACE SHAPE 9th Call for Applications is open from 1 April 2019 until 31 May 2019 ...

Middleware

The Leibniz Supercomputing Centre joins the OpenMP effort ...

Altair acquires Cambridge Collaborative's SEAM software, expanding solver portfolio ...

Hardware

DDN PartnerLink recognized in CRN's 2019 Partner Program Guide ...

PLDA announces two innovative vDMA engine IP solutions, delivering robust performance and scalability across a PCIe link or AMBA AXI fabric ...

Hyperion Research reports HPC server market beats forecast for full-year 2018 ...

Intel announces broadest product portfolio for moving, storing and processing data ...

Intel driving data-centric world with new 10nm Intel Agilex FPGA family ...

Intel appoints George S. Davis as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer ...

Indiana University's data centre upgrades, two additional designs approved by Board of Trustees ...

Penguin Computing designs now available with new 2nd generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors expanding options for data centre, HPC, and AI ...

Applications

New heart valve modelling technique enables customized medical care for patients ...

Supercomputers help supercharge protein assembly ...

Supercomputers aid our understanding of complex brain waves ...

Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research launches new call & matchmaking meeting for Energy System Integration ...

West Virginia University revs up computer resources to help move region forward ...

Rocket fuel that's cleaner, safer and still full of energy ...

Getting a big look at tiny particles ...

The Cloud

Atos and Google Cloud inaugurate unique artificial intelligence lab in France ...

Pixeom announces $15 million funding from Intel Capital, National Grid Partners and others for its software defined edge computing platform ...

PLDA announces two innovative vDMA engine IP solutions, delivering robust performance and scalability across a PCIe link or AMBA AXI fabric

4 Apr 2019 San Jose - PLDA, an industry expert in PCI Express IP solutions, has introduced two innovative DMA engine solutions designed to manage large and heterogeneous data traffic across a PCIe link or across an AMBA AXI fabric solution. PLDA's new IP products are an elegant and streamlined solution that delivers high-end performance and is easy to integrate into design planning.

The explosion in data traffic due to the advent of artificial intelligence, machine learning, automotive and IoT has prompted the development of new System-on-Chip architectures. These architectures allow system developers to build high-performance applications that can ingest and process huge amounts of heterogeneous data. In order to take advantage of these architectures, some SoCs integrate a large number of processing elements and require a scalable solution for moving data across computing elements or across a PCIe-attached host platform. In order to meet these needs, PLDA has developed a high-performance DMA Engine available in two versions: As a standalone vDMA engine IP with AMBA-AXI interconnect or as a PCIe 5.0 IP controller with integrated vDMA engine.

This standalone vDMA-AXI IP product is the ideal centralized AMBA AXI DMA for SoCs that integrate a large number of processing elements and require a scalable solution for moving data across these computing elements. vDMA-AXI is particularly suited for applications in AI, machine learning and automotive spaces and delivers:

  • Up to 2048 DMA channels
  • Up to 512 Virtual Machines or domains
  • A configurable AMBA AXI3/4 interface with either a 256-bit or 512-bit data path
  • Up to 128 outstanding read and write requests

This PCIe 5.0 controller IP with built-in vDMA engine is designed for applications that require the highest performance and flexibility for moving data across a PCIe-attached host platform, whether virtualized or not. XpressRICH5-AXI with vDMA is particularly suited for applications in Cloud computing, HPC, AI, machine learning, storage, and networking. In addition to the features outlined in the standalone vDMA engine, XpressRICH5-AXI also delivers:

  • Support for x16, x8, x4, x2, x1 at PCIe Gen5, Gen4, Gen3, Gen2, and Gen1 speeds
  • Compliance with PCI-SIG Single-Root I/O Virtualization (SR-IOV) Specification
  • Support for Endpoint, Root-Port, and Dual-mode configurations
  • Support for up to 32 Physical Functions (PF) and 512 Virtual Functions (VF)

According to Arnaud Schleich, CEO of PLDA, "New applications and the ever-growing quest for bandwidth is driving a need for faster I/O combined with a flexible design. PLDA's vDMA solutions provide the performance needed by higher end applications with an ease-of-integration that delivers silicon success."

Source: PLDA

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2019-04-08

Focus

Fortissimo initiative ready to continue the HPC experience for SMEs ...

Quantum computing

Teams to build new algorithms and software tools for emerging quantum systems ...

Focus on Europe

Piz Daint takes on Tier 2 function in Worldwide LHC Computing Grid ...

Doron Prize 2019 goes to Thomas Schulthess ...

ISC 2019 is now open for registration ...

PRACE 18th Call for Proposals welcomes 2 new HPC systems and includes a Pilot Phase with the Fenix federated data infrastructure ...

PRACE SHAPE 9th Call for Applications is open from 1 April 2019 until 31 May 2019 ...

Middleware

The Leibniz Supercomputing Centre joins the OpenMP effort ...

Altair acquires Cambridge Collaborative's SEAM software, expanding solver portfolio ...

Hardware

DDN PartnerLink recognized in CRN's 2019 Partner Program Guide ...

PLDA announces two innovative vDMA engine IP solutions, delivering robust performance and scalability across a PCIe link or AMBA AXI fabric ...

Hyperion Research reports HPC server market beats forecast for full-year 2018 ...

Intel announces broadest product portfolio for moving, storing and processing data ...

Intel driving data-centric world with new 10nm Intel Agilex FPGA family ...

Intel appoints George S. Davis as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer ...

Indiana University's data centre upgrades, two additional designs approved by Board of Trustees ...

Penguin Computing designs now available with new 2nd generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors expanding options for data centre, HPC, and AI ...

Applications

New heart valve modelling technique enables customized medical care for patients ...

Supercomputers help supercharge protein assembly ...

Supercomputers aid our understanding of complex brain waves ...

Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research launches new call & matchmaking meeting for Energy System Integration ...

West Virginia University revs up computer resources to help move region forward ...

Rocket fuel that's cleaner, safer and still full of energy ...

Getting a big look at tiny particles ...

The Cloud

Atos and Google Cloud inaugurate unique artificial intelligence lab in France ...

Pixeom announces $15 million funding from Intel Capital, National Grid Partners and others for its software defined edge computing platform ...