Xilinx launches Alveo U50 to extend its data centre card portfolio

Xilinx is headquartered in San Jose, California, United States

The company revealed that the U50 card is the industry’s first low profile adaptable accelerator with PCIe Gen 4 support.

Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) has expanded its Alveo data centre accelerator card portfolio with the launch of the Alveo U50.

It is designed to supercharge a broad range of critical compute, network and storage workloads, all on one reconfigurable platform.

Ever-growing demands on the data centre are pushing existing infrastructure to its limit, driving the need for adaptable solutions that can optimise performance across a broad range of workloads and extend the lifecycle of existing infrastructure, ultimately reducing TCO,” said Salil Raje, executive vice president and general manager, Data Centre Group, at Xilinx.

Alveo U50 Data Centre Accelerator Card (PRNewsfoto/Xilinx)

“The new Alveo U50 brings an optimised form factor and unprecedented performance and adaptability to data centre workloads, and we continue to build out solution stacks with a growing ecosystem of application partners to deliver previously unthinkable capabilities to a range of industries.”


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The Alveo U50 gives enterprises a programmable low profile and low-power accelerator platform built for scale-out architectures and domain-specific acceleration of any server deployment, on-premise, in the cloud and at the edge.

To meet the challenges of emerging dynamic workloads such as cloud microservices, the company revealed that the Alveo U50 delivers between 10-20x improvements in throughput, latency and power efficiency.

“The forthcoming 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processor is ideally suited for data centre-first accelerators like the Alveo U50 that combine compute, network and storage acceleration all on the same platform,” said Raghu Nambiar, vice president & CTO of application engineering at AMD.

“Taking advantage of AMD’s leadership, first x86 server-class PCIe 4.0 CPU, the Alveo U50 will be the industry’s first adaptable accelerator card with PCIe 4.0 support.

“We look forward to working with Xilinx to combine the benefits of AMD EPYC based solutions with Alveo acceleration to hyperscale and enterprise customers.”