Xilinx to launch new data centre solutions

Xilinx to launch new data centre solutions

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Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) unveiled a range of new data centre products and solutions, including Alveo SmartNICs, AI video analytics applications, an algorithmic trading reference design for sub-microsecond trading, and the Xilinx App Store.

With these new products and solutions, Xilinx said it plans to eliminate the barriers for software developers to create and deploy software-defined, hardware accelerated applications on Alveo accelerator cards.

“Data centres are transforming to increase networking bandwidth and optimize for workloads like artificial intelligence and real-time analytics,” said Salil Raje, executive vice president and general manager, Data Centre Group at Xilinx.

“These complex, compute-intensive and constantly-evolving workloads are pushing existing infrastructure to its limits and driving the need for fully composable, software-defined hardware accelerators that provide the adaptability to optimise today’s most demanding applications as well as the flexibility to quickly take on new workloads and protocols, and accelerate them at line rate.”

The Xilinx Alveo SN1000 is a composable SmartNICs offering software-defined hardware acceleration for all function offloads.

SN1000 SmartNICs directly offload CPU intensive tasks to optimise networking performance, with an open architecture that can accelerate a broad range of network functions at line rate, according to the company.

“VMware is defining the hybrid cloud architecture for next-generation applications with heightened security requirements,” said Lee Caswell, vice president of marketing, VMware Cloud Platform Business Unit.

“SmartNICs will play a critical role in the VMware Cloud Foundation architecture by giving customers a unified management, security, and resiliency model that spans both bare metal and virtualised environments where the composability of Xilinx Alveo SN1000 SmartNICs will provide a flexible, integrated, and qualified solution for customers.”

Xilinx is launching an AI video analytics platform with an ecosystem of partner solutions built to accelerate latency-sensitive AI video inferencing applications.

“Today’s software-defined data centre demands flexibility and scalability to meet the ever-changing needs of customer workloads,” said Ben Li, general manager of Network Business Unit at Inspur.

“The innovative composable offload framework of the Xilinx Alveo SN1000 SmartNIC family gives Inspur the agility to adapt to evolving customer needs by rapidly developing and deploying custom workloads.”