Computational storage continues to gain attention as the performance benefits of processing data near where the data resides has been well established. Industry momentum is building and organizations like the Storage Networking Industry Association, or SNIA, are helping to define the how, what, where, and why of computational storage through the Compute, Memory, and Storage Initiative.
Earlier this year, we gave you a peek into our collaboration with Ouster, an innovator and worldwide leader in high-resolution light-detection and ranging (lidar) sensors. Today, we’re proud to share more about our breakthrough work together to further lidar technology.
We’re excited to announce the first Xilinx Adaptive Computing Challenge! We’re challenging independent developers and startups to utilize their unparalleled expertise to develop a creative design solution to accelerate workloads using the Vitis Unified Software Program and Vitis AI. The Xilinx Adaptive Computing Challenge is offering two different contests for developers and startups to solve real-world problems in a new and innovative way.
We are delighted to announce that Hasmukh Ranjan has joined Xilinx as Chief Information Officer (CIO). As CIO, Hasmukh will lead Xilinx’s world-class information technology group, and drive our internal IT strategy, systems, and processes in support of our mission to Build the Adaptable, Intelligent World.
Feeling the need for speed? Look no further. Today we’re proudly adding a one-of-a-kind speed-demon to our Virtex UltraScale+ line, a new high-bandwidth memory (HBM) device that moves large amounts of data very quickly, with low latency and minimal power requirements. The new Virtex UltraScale+ VU57P FPGA brings together a truly powerful set of capabilities ideal for the most demanding applications in the data center and wired and wireless communications.
Hardware accelerators have become commonplace in the data center and a host of new workloads are ripe for the advantages of FPGA acceleration and their greater computing efficiency. The rapidly growing interest in Machine Learning (ML) is driving the increasing adoption of FPGA accelerators in private, public, and hybrid cloud data center environments to accelerate this compute-intensive workload.
Establishing a world record is one way of saying, “This is the best we can do as humans; now, let’s all try to beat it.” From baseball, and the Guinness Book to the Olympics, we are continually striving to lift more, jump higher, or move faster. In business, the ability to react and adapt more quickly than your competitor has value.
The exponential growth of data demands smart and adaptable network and data center solutions that deliver maximum throughput, high data-processing capability and the flexibility to adapt to evolving connectivity standards. To meet all of these requirements and more, we unveiled today the newest member in our UltraScale+ FPGA portfolio, the Xilinx Virtex UltraScale+ VU23P FPGA, delivering breakthrough performance for networking and storage applications.
With America establishing the Space Force, NASA planning to return us on the moon, and private spaceflight ramping up satellite launches, it’s clear the revival of space is well underway. There’s no doubt 2020 will be an exciting journey for space innovation and we’re thrilled to be ready for liftoff with our next generation space-grade FPGA.
It’s no secret that the flood of digital communications from email, messaging, social networking and other sources exasperates our daily lives. Enterprises, in particular, are overwhelmed with communications from inside and outside their organizations, with content that needs to be acted on in a timely manner. And today’s COVID-19 environment of resource constraints, social distancing, and working from home only compounds the problem.
As we all grapple with the personal and professional challenges of living through a pandemic, what’s keeping many of us going are the inspirational stories of how communities and businesses are coming together to deliver technology and innovative solutions to help fight COVID-19 and support relief efforts.
We’d like to shine a light on several of our customers that are stepping up to develop and deliver products and services that are helping in the prevention, detection, and treatment of COVID-19 and other diseases.
At Xilinx, we are deeply committed to doing our part in fighting COVID-19. In times of crisis, actions speak louder than words. I’m proud to announce that Xilinx has donated $1.1 million for COVID-19 crisis relief.
Adaptability is a word that we use frequently at Xilinx. It’s a word that holds more meaning today than perhaps ever before. The Xilinx family—our employees, our valued customers, our partners, —have defined adaptability and flexibility during this trying time. We’re doing everything we can to support our greater community as we navigate this rapidly-evolving situation.
Rich wireless services—ranging from VR/AR media offerings to connected cars and industrial IoT devices—will become a reality sooner than anticipated throughout Europe, thanks to the efforts of Telefónica and Xilinx. The multi-national telecoms carrier has brought together Xilinx and a number of leading hardware and software companies in its quest to disrupt the market and accelerate the development of open radio-access network (O-RAN) technologies in its 4G and 5G wireless networks.
In the last five years there has been unprecedented traction for FPGAs to accelerate a wide range of enterprise and research applications in areas as diverse as genomics, AI inference, large-scale business analytics, in-house EDA, and video transcoding, among others.
Last month at the Xilinx Developer Forum (XDF) Americas 2019, Xilinx CEO Victor Peng was joined on stage by Gadi Hutt, Senior Director of Business Development at Amazon Web Services, and Vin Sharma, Head of Engineering for Amazon Sagemaker Neo and AWS AI, to discuss how leading companies are benefiting from the AWS and Xilinx technology partnership.
The lines between traditional supercomputers, or high-performance computing (HPC) systems, running complex science and engineering applications have blurred with the advent of cloud computing, AI and data analytics.
What are the origins of the universe? What is matter and energy? In a quest to answer the world’s most challenging scientific questions, a consortium of some 20,000 scientists at CERN, the European Laboratory for Particle Physics, is attempting to reconstruct the origin of the universe.
Our 3rd annual Xilinx Developer Forum (XDF) 2019 kicked off today with our CEO Victor Peng’s opening keynote, addressing the more than 1,300 customers, partners, developers, media and Xilinx employees in attendance.
When you think of processing performance, storage is not the first thing that comes to mind. But, if you’re handling massive amounts of large data sets, bandwidth at every step will impact how quickly and efficiently you can get the job done.