VINEYARD will be taking advantage from Maxeler's fifth generation DFE, MAX5 system, recently installed at VINEYARD’s coordinator premises (ICCS), a further system will be also available to STFC soon. These systems will be used in the project to develop dataflow accelerated applications and as a testbed in the final evaluation.
The new DFE MAX 5 uses the powerful VU9P compute chip from Xilinx and sets a new standard in multiscale dataflow computing. MAX5 brings a 3-5x performance improvement and 2-3x increase in energy efficiency over previous generation MAX4 DFEs. Several leading customers have already upgraded their existing systems and are benefiting from its enhanced capabilities. MAX5 DFEs have been deployed in an HPC system at the Jülich Supercomputer Centre and are also being adopted by an increasing number of academic partners.
Last but not least, MAX5 DFEs are fully compatible with the Amazon EC2 F1 instances from Amazon Web Services. Maxeler supports the development and migration of applications to Amazon F1 with its MaxCompiler software.