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Primeur weekly 2014-08-18

Special

HPC computing based on the working of the human brain ...

Exascale supercomputing

NERSC, Intel, and Cray team up to prepare users for transition to exascale computing ...

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Penguin Computing's new line of Arctica Ethernet switches featuring x86 application compatibility now available ...

Altera releases Quartus II software Arria 10 edition v14.0 ...

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Altera releases Quartus II software Arria 10 edition v14.0


18 Aug 2014 San Jose - Altera Corporation has released Quartus II software Arria 10 edition v14.0, the industry's most advanced 20 nm FPGA and SoC design environment. Altera's proven Quartus II software delivers the fastest compile times and enables the highest performance for 20 nm FPGA and SoC designs in the industry. Customers can further accelerate their Arria 10 FPGA and SoC design cycles by using the broad portfolio of 20 nm-optimized IP cores included in this latest software release.

Altera's 20 nm design tools feature the most advanced algorithms and deliver the highest quality of results in the industry. The Quartus II software Arria 10 edition v14.0 provides on average 2x faster compile times compared to the nearest competitor's 20 nm design software. This productivity advantage allows customers to shorten design iterations and rapidly close timing on their 20 nm design. The software also enables the highest performance 20 nm designs - providing customers more than a one-speed grade performance advantage over competitive FPGAs.

Included in the latest software release is a full complement of 20 nm-optimized IP cores to enable faster design cycles. The IP portfolio includes standard protocol and memory interfaces, DSP and SoC IP cores. Altera also optimized its popular best-in-class IP cores for Arria 10 FPGAs and SoCs, which include 100G Ethernet, 300G Interlaken, Interlaken Look-Aside and PCI Express Gen3 IP. When implemented in Altera's Arria 10 FPGAs and SoCs,these best-in-class IP cores deliver the highest performance in the FPGA industry.

Arria 10 FPGAs and SoCs are the most advanced, highest-performance 20 nm FPGAs available today. The devices integrate several industry-leading features that make Arria 10 FPGAs and SoCs well suited to meet the requirements of high-end, high-performance systems.

Features include:

  • FPGA Industry's only 20 nm ARM-based SoCs: Arria10 SoCs increase system integration by combining a 1.5 GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore hard processor system (HPS) and embedded peripherals with FPGA logic, DSP blocks, high-speed interfaces and memory.
  • Only FPGAs with hardened IEEE 754 floating point DSP: Arria 10 FPGAs and SoCs deliver up to 1.5 TFLOPs of DSP performance to address an expanding range of computationally intensive applications in high-performance computing (HPC), radar, scientific and medical imaging.
  • Highest serial bandwidth: Arria 10 FPGAs and SoCs deliver an industry-leading 3.6 Tbps of serial bandwidth with 96 transceiver lanes, the most transceiver lanes and bandwidth in its class.

The Quartus II software Arria 10 edition v14.0 is available now for download. The software is available as a subscription edition and includes a free 30-day trial. The annual software subscription is $2,995 for a node-locked PC license. Engineering samples of Arria 10 FPGAs are shipping today.

A full list of the features and capabilities offered in this software release can be found at http://www.altera.com/b/quartus-ii-arria-10-edition.html

Source: Altera

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Primeur weekly 2014-08-18

Special

HPC computing based on the working of the human brain ...

Exascale supercomputing

NERSC, Intel, and Cray team up to prepare users for transition to exascale computing ...

The Cloud

Made in IBM Labs: Governing geographically dispersed Cloud data ...

IBM acquires Cloud security services provider Lighthouse Security Group ...

IBM opens first SoftLayer data centre in Canada ...

EuroFlash

European Commission to launch public survey on Net Innovation for the Work Programme 2016-2017 ...

SysFera joins ETP4HPC ...

Iberdrola stars work on construction of 66 megawatt Pier II wind farm in Mexico ...

Quantum simulators explained ...

USFlash

University of Michigan computer scientist reviews frontier technologies to determine fundamental limits of computer scaling ...

Finalists compete for coveted ACM Gordon Bell Prize in High Performance Computing ...

Florida Polytechnic University, Flagship Solutions Group and IBM announce supercomputing centre ...

Vancouver Film School selects HP Z workstations with AMD FirePro professional graphics ...

TACC's Stampede and Lonestar systems aid microbiome research of gum disease, diabetes, and Crohn's disease ...

CacheBox application acceleration software increases on-line transactions per second by 56x while reducing latency by 98% ...

Data-visualization tool identifies sources of aberrant results and recomputes visualizations without them ...

Penguin Computing's new line of Arctica Ethernet switches featuring x86 application compatibility now available ...

Altera releases Quartus II software Arria 10 edition v14.0 ...

IBM to receive approval for selling x86 supercomputer business to Lenovo ...