Xilinx Demonstrates Industry's First QPI 1.1 Interface with FPGAs at Intel Developer Forum

QuickPath Interconnect enables 7 series All Programmable FPGAs; extends capabilities of Intel processor-based systems

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 11, 2012 — (PRNewswire) — Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) today announced at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) the industry's first demonstration of a field programmable gate array (FPGA) interfacing to an Intel Sandy Bridge Xeon Processor using the QuickPath Interconnect (QPI) protocol. Xilinx's QPI solution provides developers a low-latency, high-performance link to Intel Xeon Processors from Xilinx® All Programmable FPGAs. This solution achieves the best possible overall system performance and power consumption by leveraging Xilinx FPGAs high performance processing and flexible I/O capabilities. IDF attendees can see the live demonstration at Xilinx's booth #426.

"With today's demonstration, Xilinx now has the first FPGA-based low-latency, high-bandwidth interconnect intellectual property (IP) core for Intel Xeon processor-based systems," said Nick Possley, senior director of wired communications at Xilinx. "This means Xilinx solutions can now play a major role in reducing CAPEX and OPEX for Data Centers by enabling higher compute performance within a given server form factor either by directly accelerating applications or offloading I/O intensive operations."

Hardware designers can start developing a QPI-based solution today using the Xilinx QPI development platform complete with IP core and a development module designed to plug directly into an existing Intel Sandy Bridge CPU socket.

The QPI 1.1 full width link between the Xilinx Virtex®-7 FPGA and the Intel Sandy Bridge CPU operates at 6.4 Gb/s per lane over 20 lanes. Xilinx has created a custom development board that mounts a Virtex-7 FPGA directly in an Intel Sandy Bridge Xeon CPU socket. The demonstration leverages the Native Loopback (NLB) example hardware and software to validate the data exchange between FPGA and CPU. The QPI interface enables the Intel Xeon CPU to take advantage of the Xilinx FPGA's ability to do parallel processing and speed up high computation applications for coprocessing and/or application acceleration. Developers can also use the Xilinx solution to enable a high-performance, low-latency network interface controller and I/O connectivity expansion taking advantage of the cache coherent nature of the QPI protocol to more efficiently handle packet processing.

Availability
The Xilinx QPI solution consisting of an IP core, reference design and Virtex-7 FPGA development board will be commercially available from Xilinx at the end of the year. For more information, please contact your local sales representative.

About Xilinx
Xilinx is the world's leading provider of All Programmable devices, SoCs and 3D ICs. These industry-leading devices are coupled with a next-generation design environment and IP to serve a broad range of customer needs, from programmable logic to programmable systems integration. For more information, visit www.xilinx.com.

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