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BittWare and Achronix Announce Strategic Collaboration and Introduction of Enterprise-class PCIe Accelerator Product Featuring 7nm Speedster7t FPGA

Concord, NH – October 29th, 2019 – BittWare, a Molex Company, a leading supplier of enterprise-class FPGA accelerator products for demanding compute, network and storage applications is pleased to announce a strategic collaboration with Achronix Semiconductor Corporation to introduce the S7t-VG6 PCIe accelerator product—a feature-rich PCIe card sporting the new Achronix® 7nm Speedster®7t FPGA. This next generation product offers a range of breakthrough capabilities including low-cost and highly flexible GDDR6 memories that offer HBM-class memory bandwidth, high-performance machine learning processors and a revolutionary 2D network-on-chip for high bandwidth and energy-efficient data movement.

“BittWare has a thirty-year track record of successfully designing and deploying advanced processing technologies for demanding applications,” said Jeff Milrod, president of BittWare. “Achronix is bringing fresh approaches, architectures and implementations to the FPGA market that we are excited to leverage with the introduction of our S7t card. We will now be able to offer leading memory bandwidths, as well as high-speed storage, network and host interfaces while achieving new levels of price/performance and energy efficiency. I am confident that the innovations in the Speedster7t combined with BittWare’s extensive experience and depth of accelerator card IP will provide compelling platforms for data center, cloud infrastructure and enterprise solutions.”

“We are delighted to collaborate with BittWare and the wider Molex group, to launch the new VectorPath™ S7t accelerator card” said Robert Blake, CEO, Achronix. “Market response to the new Achronix Speedster7t FPGA family has been overwhelmingly positive. In order to provide our customers with the ability to rapidly evaluate and go into volume production with the Speedster7t devices at card and server-level, we needed a partner with the deep design expertise and logistical scale needed to supply our growing global customer base. BittWare, as the market-leader in FPGA-based PCIe cards and servers, was the clear choice.”

VectorPath S7t-VG6 Accelerator Card Capabilities

The BittWare VectorPath accelerator card is designed for high-performance and high-bandwidth data applications and features the following hardware capabilities:

  • 1x400GbE and 2x100GbE interfaces
  • 8 banks of GDDR6 memory with 4 Tbps aggregate bandwidth
  • 20 Tbps 2D Network-on-Chip (NoC)
  • 1 bank of DDR4 running at 2666MHz with ECC
  • PCIe compliance and certification
  • 692K 6-input LUTs

This enterprise-class product leverages BittWare’s extensive experience designing, qualifying, deploying and supporting accelerator cards. Market-leading features include:

  • Choice of thermal cooling options: passive, active or liquid
  • Comprehensive Board Management Controller (BMC)
  • Support for Linux and Windows operating systems
  • Developer toolkit: API, PCIe drivers, application example designs and diagnostic self-test
  • Option to purchase the S7t pre-integrated as a DELL or HPE server from BittWare TeraBox range:

http://www.bittware.com/fpga/servers-systems

First S7t-VG6 shipments are scheduled to begin early Q2 2020. Please visit http://www.BittWare.com/S7t-VG6 to download the detailed datasheet.

About BittWare

BittWare, a Molex company, provides enterprise-class accelerator products featuring Achronix, Intel and Xilinx FPGA technology. These programmable products dramatically increase application performance and energy efficiency while reducing total cost of ownership. www.BittWare.com

About Molex

Molex brings together innovation and technology to deliver electronic solutions to customers worldwide. With a presence in more than 40 countries, Molex offers a full suite of solutions and services for many markets, including data communications, consumer electronics, automotive, industrial and medical. www.molex.com

About Achronix

Achronix Semiconductor Corporation is a privately held, fabless semiconductor corporation based in Santa Clara, California and offers high-performance FPGA and embedded FPGA (eFPGA) solutions. Achronix offerings include programmable FPGA fabrics, discrete high-performance and high-density FPGAs with hardwired system-level blocks, datacenter and HPC hardware accelerator boards, and best-in-class EDA software supporting all Achronix products. www.Achronix.com

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