New data storage solution targets high-performance computing applications

17-12-2019 | Aldec | Subs & Systems

Aldec has launched a powerful, versatile and time-saving FPGA-based NVMe Data Storage solution to assist in the development of High-Performance Computing applications such as High-Frequency Trading and Machine Learning.

The solution comprises an Aldec TySOM embedded prototyping board, with up to eight high-bandwidth, low-latency FMC-NVMe daughter cards, and a reference design enabling engineers to fast-track their projects.

“NVMe SSDs are very popular in a wide range of high-performance computing applications, as are FPGAs because of their ability to handle parallel processing, their speed and programmability, plus the fact MPSoC FPGAs also feature ARM processor cores,” comments Louie De Luna, director of marketing. “Our newest FPGA-based embedded solution is aimed at engineers developing systems that will combine the power and benefits of NVMe and FPGAs."

The latest addition to the company’s extensive range of FPGA mezzanine cards, the new solution offers four NVMe interfaces. These are connected to a Microsemi PM8532 PCIe Switch, which gives a connection-to-carrier-card via the PCIe x8 GEN3 interface utilising a standard FMC connector. The FMC-NVMe daughter card supports board stacking (up to eight deep - which means up to 32 NVMe SSDs slots are accessible).

By Natasha Shek