Xtreme Compute Technologies (XCT) has announced the availability of its r-BriX line of FPGA-accelerated systems using advanced co-processing hardware from Stone Ridge Technology. The range provides additional and complementary HPC flexibility to XCT's a-BriX line of GPU-accelerated products.

‘XCT brings a seasoned team of HPC experts who have recognised the persistent role that co-processors such as GPU's and FPGA's are playing and will continue to play in the HPC market,’ said Vincent Natoli, president of Stone Ridge Technology. ‘The r-BriX line of products uses our latest FPGA hardware and will have a dramatic impact on performance for applications in Bioinformatics.’

Available configurations include:

  • 1u rackmount, single PCIe x16/Gen2 connection, 850W PSU, supporting up to two Stone Ridge FPGA processing boards.
  • 2u rackmount, dual PCIe x16/Gen2 connections, dual 850W PSU's, supporting up to four Stone Ridge FPGA processing boards.
  • SideCar deskside tower, single PCIe x16/Gen2 connection, 750W PSU, supporting up to three Stone Ridge FPGA processing boards.

For functionality and security for externalised research, software providers have turned to the cloud, writes Sophia Ktori


Robert Roe looks at the latest simulation techniques used in the design of industrial and commercial vehicles


Robert Roe investigates the growth in cloud technology which is being driven by scientific, engineering and HPC workflows through application specific hardware


Robert Roe learns that the NASA advanced supercomputing division (NAS) is optimising energy efficiency and water usage to maximise the facility’s potential to deliver computing services to its user community


Robert Roe investigates the use of technologies in HPC that could help shape the design of future supercomputers