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Xilinx Claims Highest AI Performance-per-Watt for Edge Compute

SAN JOSE, June 9, 2021 – Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX), the adaptive computing company, today introduced the Versal AI Edge series, designed to enable AI innovation from the edge to the endpoint. With 4X the AI performance-per-watt versus GPUs[1] and 10X greater compute density versus previous-generation adaptive SoCs, the Versal AI Edge series is the […]

Xilinx Announces Shipments of 7nm Versal AI Core and Versal Prime Series Devices

SAN JOSE, April 27, 2021 – Adaptive computing company Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) today announced that its Versal AI Core and Versal Prime series devices are now shipping to customers in full production volumes. Additionally, the third series in the Versal portfolio, Versal Premium, has now shipped to tier-one customers through the company’s early access program. Versal is the […]

Xilinx Launches Kria System-on-Modules for Edge AI

SAN JOSE, April 20, 2021 – Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) today introduced the Kria portfolio of adaptive system-on-modules (SOMs), production-ready small form factor  embedded boards that enable deployment in edge-based applications. Coupled with a software stack and pre-built applications, Xilinx said Kria adaptive SOMs are a new method of bringing adaptive computing to AI and […]

DARPA Announces FPGA-to-ASICs Program with Intel to Expand US-based Chip Making for Defense

March 18, 2021 — DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) today announced the Structured Array Hardware for Automatically Realized Applications (SAHARA) program, which aims to expand access to domestic manufacturing capabilities to tackle challenges hampering the secure development of custom chips for defense systems. Working in partnership with Intel and academic researchers from University of […]

Xilinx Alveo Platform for Networking and AI Video Analytics

SAN JOSE, Feb. 23, 2021 – Addressing the demands of the modern data center, Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) today announced a range of new data center products and solutions, including a new family of Alveo SmartNICs, Smart World AI video analytics applications, an accelerated algorithmic trading reference design for sub-microsecond trading, and the Xilinx App […]

Xilinx Announces Winners of its First Adaptive Computing Challenge Developer Contest

In summer 2020, Xilinx announced the first Xilinx Adaptive Computing Challenge, teaming with Hackster.io to challenge independent developers to create applications using the Vitis Unified Software Platform and Vitis AI on select Xilinx hardware platforms. The contestants were challenged to solve real word problems in innovative ways. Participants competed in three categories: Intelligent Video Analytics using the […]

Xilinx Acquires Falcon Computing for Software Programmability and Expand Developer Community

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) today announced it has acquired Falcon Computing Solutions, a privately-held leading provider of high-level synthesis (HLS) compiler optimization technology for hardware acceleration of software applications. The acquisition will make adaptive computing more accessible to software developers by enhancing the Xilinx Vitis Unified Software Platform with automated hardware-aware optimizations. […]

AMD’s Su on Xilinx Acquisition: ‘We Can Define the Future of High Performance Computing’

Marking a new phase in in the re-resurgence of AMD in its eternal struggle with Intel, and as reported here October 9, AMD has agreed to buy FPGA chip maker Xilinx, for $35 billion – another in a series of recent  technology industry acquisitions with direct bearing on HPC. “The acquisition brings together two industry […]

Report: AMD in Xilinx Acquisition Talks

The Wall Street Journal reported this morning that AMD is in “advanced talks” to buy FPGA chip maker Xilinx, a deal valued at approximately $30 billion that would signify another step in the rise of Intel chip rivals. The news follows a string of moves that will have profound impact on the HPC industry. Last […]

Xilinx Establishes FPGA Adaptive Compute Clusters at Leading Universities

“We will build novel, experimental FPGA-centric compute systems and develop domain-specific compilers and system tools targeting high-performance computing. We will focus on several important application domains, including AI with deep learning, large-scale graph processing, and computational genomics.”