An agile extreme scale networked FPGA supercomputer

The SKARAB is an extremely scalable, energy efficient 1U 19 rack mount network-attached FPGA computing platform. The heart of the platform is a motherboard featuring a Xilinx Virtex 7 (XC7VX690T-2-FFG1927) FPGA that provides unparalleled I/O bandwidth (1.28 terabits per second total bandwidth) to four custom mezzanine sites.

  • High Performance Computing (HPC)
  • Financial analysis/High Frequency Trading (HFT)
  • Network packet analysis/routing
  • Software defined radio (SDR)
  • ASIC prototyping
  • Xilinx Virtex 7 (XC7VX690T-2-FFG1927) FPGA (3600 DSP Slices; 52Mb BRAM; 693120 LCs)
  • Four high bandwidth mezzanine sites (1.28 Tbps total throughput): 4 x 40 GbE QSFP+ Mezzanine; Hybrid Memory Cube Mezzanine
  • 5th COMExpress-compatible mezzanine site(optional)
  • Support for Ethernet-hosted central cluster management
  • Built-in health monitoring, logging and protection circuitry (voltage, current, temperature and fan monitoring/shutdown) for easy maintenance/reduced down-time.

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