UK Enterpoint offers Desktop Supercomputing with 6 Spartan Processor PCIe board

merrick6_front_angled_2-1024x627.jpg The UK Company Enterpoint has started offering the Merrick 6 with 6 Spartan FPGA processors on a single PCI board that runs on a single 12V power supply it

This product should be very popular for applications requiring intense computing from engineering CAD, rendering to bit coin mining.

The low power profile of the unit means that it can be cooled easily with fan or passive options.

  • Processing Cells – 6 cells of FPGA (XC6SLX25-XC6SLX150) + 2 x DDR3 (1GB per cell).
  • Controller – For fast configuration, data transfer, management etc..
  • PCIe – X1, gen1, PCI Express interface with 2.5 Gbit/s (raw) data rate. Actual data transfer of 200 Mbytes/s RX + TX possible.
  • Ethernet – 10/100/1000 Ethernet on RJ45 connector.
  • Expansion Interface – 600-800 Mbytes/s TX and RX.
  • Controller Flash Memory – Two 128Mbit quad SPI Flash. Larger are possible.
  • Controller DDR3 – 0.5 GBytes for configuration or data storage.
  • Controller Memory Card Interface – Small format memory card supported offering up to 32GBytes storage.
  • Power Supply – 12V input, 24A FPGA core voltage, 12A DDR3 core voltage, 12A I/O
  • Cooling – Option fan card available. Optional thermal back to support indirect cooling by ducted air cooling, water cooling and nitrogen cooling.