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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.
Following on the heels of XDF San Jose and Beijing, this week’s XDF Frankfurt, which took place Monday, got off to an eventful start. A German rail workers’ strike happened to coincide with the event so it proved extra challenging for those traveling. But for the attendees who made it, they were treated to a keynote by Xilinx CTO Ivo Bolsens with special on-stage appearances by marquee companies - Germany-based Daimler (see “Daimler joins Xilinx at XDF Frankfurt to Disclose its new AI Interior Technology”) and Sweden-based Ericsson.
This week at the Xilinx Developer Forum keynote in Frankfurt, Ivo Bolsens, Xilinx CTO, was joined on stage by Thomas Kaelberer, Manager of Intelligent Interior at Daimler. During the exchange, Daimler revealed for the first time additional details around its technical collaboration with Xilinx first revealed in June of this year.
Today in China, we were honored to host 1,280 developers, customers and partners at XDF Beijing – the second Xilinx Developer Forum (XDF) for 2018. At the event, our CEO, Victor Peng, gave a keynote where we officially launched Versal and Alveo in China, but in addition, executives from three of China’s most influential companies – Huawei, Alibaba and Inspur, took to the stage to disclose how they are leveraging Xilinx technology to improve and accelerate key data center workloads, like AI inference.
At today’s Xilinx Developer Forum in San Jose, Calif., our CEO, Victor Peng was joined by the AMD CTO Mark Papermaster for a Guinness. But not the kind that comes in a pint – the kind that comes in a record book.*
The companies revealed that AMD and Xilinx have been jointly working to connect AMD EPYC CPUs and the new Xilinx Alveo line of acceleration cards for high-performance, real-time AI inference processing. To back it up, they revealed a world-record* 30,000 images per-second inference throughput!
This morning at the Xilinx Developer Forum (XDF) in San Jose, Calif., Victor Peng, our CEO, was joined on stage by Dr. Yueshi Shen, principal research engineer at Twitch. During the five-minute exchange, Twitch revealed that it has selected Xilinx FPGAs to enable the industry’s first broadcast-quality, live streaming platform using the new video-encoding format, VP9.
Connect. Learn. Share. Those are three key activities of XDF. XDF stands for the Xilinx Developer Forum and we are thrilled to be holding our second annual XDF this coming October in San Jose, Calif., with two other regional XDFs following in Beijing and Frankfurt.
This year’s XDF will be bigger and better than ever before. It will be held at the beautiful Fairmont San Jose in the heart of Silicon Valley on Oct. 1 and 2 and is designed for those that have used Xilinx products before as well as those who are new or just curious about Xilinx’s adaptable and intelligent technology. XDF will offer more than 50 technical sessions, 20 hours of hands-on developer labs and tutorials, plus over 40 exhibitor demos.