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BittWare Announces the TeraBox Computing Platform with Sixteen Altera Stratix V FPGAs Totaling 20 TeraFLOPS of Processing

TeraBox High Performance Reconfigurable Computing Platform
TeraBox High Performance Reconfigurable Computing Platform

WALTHAM, MA – BittWare, the leader in Altera-based COTS FPGA boards, announced today at the 2013 IEEE High Performance Extreme Computing Conference (HPEC) the availability of the TeraBox, a multi-FPGA system for high performance computing and network processing applications. The TeraBox provides up to sixteen Altera Stratix V FPGAs in a single system, for 20 TeraFLOPS of total processing power, along with 6.5 Terabits/sec of memory bandwidth and 1.28 Terabits/sec of I/O – all in a turnkey rackmount solution. The system features up to eight full-size dual Altera Stratix V GX/GS PCIe boards – BittWare’s S5-PCIe-DS (S5PE-DS). Along with two Altera Stratix V FPGAs per board, the S5PE-DS also provides an extremely flexibly memory configuration with 8 SODIMM sites each supporting DDR3 SDRAM, RLDRAM3, or QDRII+. The TeraBox supports up to a system total of 512 GBytes spread over 64 banks for 6.5 Terabits/sec of memory bandwidth. The system arrives fully tested and configured, and includes complete development software support with BittWare’s BittWorks II Toolkit, allowing users to immediately focus on their specific application development.

“Our S5PE-DS card is the most capable FPGA processing board available to date on a PCIe format. Putting up to eight of these boards into one rackmount chassis, we have created an extremely powerful, highly flexible system,” stated Ron Huizen, Vice President of Systems & Solutions at BittWare. “The off-board I/O options of the S5PE-DS enable low-latency interfacing and integration to a wide range of systems and networks which will have seamless access to sixteen Stratix V FPGAs and a large amount of on-board memory. The system is ideal for high performance computing and high density network processing applications that require an obscene amount of FPGA processing and comes instantly ready for high performance computing application development.”

TeraBox Overview

- 20 TeraFLOPS processing: 16x Altera Stratix V GX/GS FPGAs

-> Up to 15 million logic elements (GXAB)

->Up to 62,000 multipliers (GSD8)

- 1.28 Terabits/sec I/O

-> 128x 10GigE, 32x 40GigE, or 32x QDR/FDR Infiniband

- 6.5 Terabits/sec memory bandwidth

-> 64 banks DDR3-1600 (512 GBytes)

-> RLDRAM3 and QDRII+ memory options

- 5U Rackmount PCIe standalone or expansion system

- Complete software support

-> Windows and Linux 64 drivers, interface libraries, and hardware management

-> Application-ready FPGA framework for Stratix V

TeraBox Availability

BittWare’s TeraBox is currently shipping and available today.

About BittWare, Inc.

For 25 years, BittWare has designed and deployed high-end board-level solutions that significantly reduce technology risk and time-to revenue for our OEM customers. Our solutions are exclusively based on the latest FPGA technology from Altera and industry-standard COTS form factors including PCIe, VPX / OpenVPX, AMC, XMC and FMC (VITA 57). When power and space-constrained challenges make it difficult to use industry-standard boards, BittWare can provide modified solutions, and/or licensed designs for applications in the military/aerospace , financial, communications/networking and high performance computing markets. For more information on BittWare and its innovative FPGA COTS solutions, visit

Source: BittWare