The FPGA/GPU cluster is a cloud-based, remotely accessible compute infrastructure specifically designed to accelerate compute intensive applications, such as machine learning training and inference, video processing, financial computing, database analytics networking and bioinformatics. Latest state of the art acceleration technologies including the Alveo FPGAs, and Tesla V100 GPUs, closely coupled with server processors constitute the backbone of this cluster. The software stack consists of a complete ecosystem of machine learning frameworks, libraries and runtime targeting heterogeneous computing accelerators.
FPGA/GPU Cluster Software Stack
The FPGA/GPU cluster supports the three most commonly used deep learning frameworks, namely, TensorFlow, Caffe and MXNet. These frameworks provide a high-level abstraction layer for deep learning architecture specification, model training, tuning, testing and validation. Also included in the software stack are the various machine learning vendor specific libraries, that provide dedicated computing functions tuned for specific hardware architecture, delivering the best possible performance/power figure.