New TeraBox 1U FPGA Server Doubles Compute and I/O Density with Four Large FPGAs and 32 100GbE Ports

TeraBox 1432D with four FPGA boards and SEP-to-QSFP modules

Compared to a typical 4U server with 8 double-wide slots, the new TeraBox 1432D offers double the density per rack unit, both in terms of compute and I/O.

At SC17, home to the latest high-performance computing technology, BittWare announced the TeraBox 1432D high density 1U FPGA server. Based on a Dell PowerEdge C4130, the customized TeraBox 1432D provides an unprecedented thirty-two 100GbE ports directly connected to four large Xilinx or Intel FPGAs on BittWare accelerator cards. This server targets users requiring the highest density of large FPGAs with directly-connected I/O for clustering or networking.

“We’ve doubled the density per rack unit of our original 4U TeraBox and given HPC users the maximum FPGA density and direct-to-FPGA 100GbE port density available,” said Ron Huizen, BittWare Vice President, Platform Products. “With its tremendous compute power and networking capabilities, whether used for FPGA compute farms or network packet processing, this new TeraBox 1432D is going to be the foundation for some incredibly high-performance applications.”

Compared to a typical 4U server with 8 double-wide slots, the new TeraBox 1432D offers double the density per rack unit, both in terms of compute and I/O. For example, BittWare XUPP3R boards can be fitted for eight QSFPs each. The standard TeraBox would therefore provide 64x 100GbE ports for its 4U chassis. However, the new TeraBox 1432D only takes up one rack unit for 32x 100GbE, so four of these new servers could provide 128x 100GbE ports in the same 4U space.

In addition to port density, incredible memory and computational density is now available. Using four XUPVV4 boards, the 1U TeraBox 1432D would provide…

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