The VectorPath™ S7t-VG6 accelerator card is designed to reduce time to market when developing high-performance compute and acceleration functions for artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), networking and data center applications. The card features Achronix’s high-performance Speedster7t AC7t1500 FPGA fabricated on TSMC’s 7nm FinFET technology.

Developed jointly with BittWare, a leading supplier of enterprise-class FPGA accelerator products, the VectorPath S7t-VG6 offers 400G Ethernet interfaces, 4 Tbps GDDR6 memory bandwidth and a full suite of software and tools to get started right away.

AC7t1500 FPGA Device Highlights

  • Built on TSMC’s 7nm FinFET process
  • 692K 6-input LUTs (1,522K 4-input LUT equivalents)
  • 2,560 MLP blocks capable of 41K Int8 operations per cycle
  • 2-dimensional NoC capable of >27 Tbps
  • Up to 86 TOps int8 performance
  • ResNet-50 benchmark: 8,600 images per second
  • Up to 4 Tbps of GDDR6 bandwidth

System Interfaces

  • One QSFP-DD cage – 1× 400GbE, 2× 200GbE, 4× 100GbE, or 8× 10/25/40/50 GbE
  • One QSFP56 cage – 1× 200GbE, 100GbE or 4× 10/25/40/50 GbE
  • Eight GDDR6 – each with 8 Gb and two 16-bit channels
  • One bank of DDR4 – 2666 MHz with ECC, up to 4 GB (×72)
  • Flash memory for booting FPGA
  • Host interface – ×16 PCIe Gen3 interface direct to FPGA
  • 8× GPIO
  • OCuLink – connected to FPGA via four transceivers, PCIe Gen4 hard IP

Target Applications

Compute Network Storage Sensor Processing
Designed to address the most demanding compute-intensive applications

  • Voice recognition/search
  • Sentiment analysis
  • Image recognition
  • Recommendation engines
  • Genomics
  • High-frequency trading
QSFP-DD and QSFP56 ports cater for wide range of high-speed network applications

  • DPI
  • Network monitoring
  • Server disaggregation
  • Load balancing
  • Firewall
  • Virtual machines
NVMe access for data recorder and data processing applications

  • Database acceleration
  • Deduplication
  • Erasure coding
  • Compression
  • Search
Optimize for your specific application requirements using GPIO and SerDes expansion ports

  • Weather forecasting
  • Oil exploration
  • RADAR
  • Medical imaging
  • Data recorders

VectorPath S7t-VG6 Product BriefView the Webinar

Getting Started

Achronix ACE software with support for the Speedster7t FPGA is available today. For customers who have already registered on Achronix.com you can download the ACE design tools here.

Initial shipments of the VectorPath S7t-VG6 acceleration card will be in Q2 2020. For purchasing details, please contact Achronix.

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