OpenCL portable station

Product overview

REFLEX CES OpenCL Portable Station is a highly integrated and easy portable station, designed to maximize the ease-of-use for every customer. The Attila (Arria 10 GX PCIe) board is integrated, the complete Quartus OpenCL software tools are pre-installed and the OpenCL BSP is ready to use.

OpenCL is an open standard offering a homogenous environment to address CPU, GPU and FPGA accelerators. This framework is providing users with a high-level language, enabling massive parallel description of his design.  It abstracts the hardware layer from the programmer and allows him to easily and quickly run his algorithms, even with little or no FPGA development skills

Learn more about the  OpenCL expertise in REFLEX CES

Benefits & features

The Open Computing Language (OpenCL) standard is the first open, royalty-free, unified programming model for accelerating algorithms on heterogeneous systems. OpenCL software allows the use of a C-based programming language for developing code across different platforms such as central processing units (CPUs), graphic processing units (GPUs), digital signal processors (DSPs), and field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). OpenCL allows the programmer to construct a dedicated FPGA Accelerator by performing hardware level optimizations automatically in the OpenCL code.

The OpenCL portable station is delivered with the Arria 10 GX FMC PCIe board, with his board Support package (BSP) dedicated for high performance. Everything has been compiled on The Arria 10 FPGA GX 1150 features higher FLOPS with dedicated floating-point resources (up to 1.5 TFLOPS), and the board is already installed into CentOS6.5 environment.

This OpenCL portable station is delivered with a complete installation of Altera OpenCL SDK development environment for the Software Programmer. You don't need to install Altera Quartus-II / OpenCL SDK tools licenses because it is already set up and ready to use.

The OpenCL BSP already installed on the FPGA allows software programmers to have hardware abstraction level and runs a source code automatically handled by the compiler SDK, no FPGA skills are required to handle the portable station and execute complex algorithms.

This station is perfect for development as well as demonstrations. It contains all of the ALTERA OpenCL examples that can directly be tested and demonstrated on board. Thus you can visualize very quickly the OpenCL processing as Mandelbrot or Video downscaling by clinking on shortcuts. Everything has been compiled.

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Tech spec

Portable Station features

  • CPU : Intel® Intel Xeon E3-1225 v5, 3.3 GHz Quad-Core (4 threads) "Skylake" processor, 8MB L3 cache
  • Processor graphics: Intel Graphics HD P530
  • Memory : 64 GB DDR4 2133MHz Storage : SSD 512 GByte M.2 Serial ATA 6 Gb/s
  • Display : Integrated 17.3” (439.42 mm) LED LCD (1920x1080) with scratch-resistant glass
  • Operating system : Linux CENTOS 6.5 Ports: 2x USB 3.0, 2.0, 1x DVI
  • Ports: 2x USB 3.0, 2.0, 1x DVI-D, 1x D, 1x DisplayPort, 1x HDMI, 2x RJ-45 LAN, 1x optical S/PDIF out, 5x audio jacks, 1x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port

Arria 10 GX FMC PCIe board (ATTILA)*

  • The board is based on the Altera Arria 10 GX FPGA 10AX115N4F40I3SG  in F40 package
  • One DDR4 sodimm module , x64 (Non ECC), single Rank, 2133 MT/s (interface up to 16 GB, speeds up to 1333 MHz/2666 Mbps
  • On board UART over USB solution on Max 10 (µUSB connector)
  • FMC High Pin Count (HPC) compliant 1V8 interface

Board programming

  • Onboard JTAG configuration circuitry to enable configuration over on board USB blaster
  • JTAG header provided to program the MAXV and access to the ARRIA 10.
  • Fast passive parallel (FPP) configuration via MAX®10 device and flash memory
  • Active Serial (AS) configuration via 128MB (1024Mb) Quad serial SPI Nor Flash
  • AS configuration for CvP support, Partial Reconfiguration (PR) via PCIe interface

Pre-installed 1 year software & license bundle:

  • Altera Quartus II FPGA tools
  • OpenCL SDK
  • ReFLEX HPC OpenCL BSP

Station Size :

  • Thickness : 4.30” (109.22mm)
  • Width 17.33” (440.18mm)
  • height 14.76” (374.9mm)
  • Weight :  8 Kg

Power

  • 110/220V, 50/60Hz auto-switching
  • Power : 600W capabilities
  • One active heatsink on board, and two extract FAN integrated into the portable station.
  • Operating temp: 0-30° C

* Production Device with transceiver speed grade 4 can reach 12.5 Gb/s chip to chip links, The VITA 57.1 standard allows interfaces up to 10 Gb/s ** interface up to 16 GB, speeds up to 1333 MHz/2666 Mbps, support ECC and Non ECC, please contact ReFLEX sales office for SODIMM module compliancy

Applications

ReFLEX CES OpenCL Portable Station is a highly integrated and easy portable station, designed to maximize the ease-of-use for every customer. The Attila (Arria 10 GX PCIe) board is integrated, the complete Quartus OpenCL software tools are pre-installed and the OpenCL BSP is ready to use.

OpenCL is an open standard offering a homogenous environment to address CPU, GPU and FPGA accelerators. This framework is providing users with a high-level language, enabling massive parallel description of his design.  It abstracts the hardware layer from the programmer and allows him to easily and quickly run his algorithms, even with little or no FPGA development skills

Deliverables

The OpenCL portable station includes hardware such as Arria 10 FPGA FMC IDK board, and OpenCL BSP solution for HPC or Networking application. the whole is fully integrated into the most compact plateform.

  • One Arria 10 FPGA FMC IDK board ( PCIe Bracket, Active fan already mounted)
  • One 4GB sodimm module , x64 (Non ECC), single Rank, 2133 MT/s
  • OpenCL BSP HPC package.
  • Altera Quartus II FPGA & OpenCL SDK ( 1 year licence), Altera OpenCL tests design examples already compiled
  • Power cable (AC) 110/220V, 50/60Hz (US, UK, EU, JP)
  • Soft travel carrying case with shoulder strap, handle, and Logitech MK200 USB wired mouse keyboard combo
  • OpenCL development portable station Starter Guide
  • 90-day limited warranty

Ordering informations

OpenCL Portable Station (FPGA Arria 10 GX 1150) // RXCA10X115PF40-OES00A

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