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Desktop Development System

FPGA-computers in small to medium configurations


RIVYERA S6-LX150 DDS is the newest FPGA-computer to deploy supercomputing to your desktop. It can be equipped with up to 4 RIVYERA FPGA-cards with e.g. 32 Spartan-6 LX150 FPGAs. One or multiple I/O cables connect this FPGA-computer to an in-system off–the–shelf server based on an eATX mainboard. The low energy-consumption in combination with the improved bus-system makes the RIVYERA DDS a perfect choice for individuals and workgroups. Featuring RIVYERA scalability and APIs, a cluster setup can easily grow beyond a single machine when additional resources are needed. Code is 1:1 portable from RIVYERA DDS to any machine of the RIVYERA architectural family.

Main application areas include - but are not limited to - bioinformatics, financial computing, scientific or engineering simulation, cryptography, electrical engineering and many others.


Key features

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typical setup (different setups optional)

  • 4 RIVYERA S6-LX150 FPGA Cards
    • 32 Spartan-6 LX150 FPGAs
    • 16 GByte distributed DRAM, up to 512 GByte based distributed SDHC Flash
  • Intel® Corei7 CPU or better
    • 12 Gbytes of ECC DDR3 RAM or better
    • 1 TByte Hard Disc Drive

Already with such a reduced setup, a RIVYERA provides several hundred CPU cores performance.


RIVYERA Upgrade Cards

The RIVYERA architecture is highly scalable and customers may have initially chosen a computer e.g. with only 1 card, but later require additional processing power. Rather than having to buy an additional computer, simply obtain one or more RIVYERA FPGA cards and slide them into one of the available slots in the backplane. It's as easy as adding a new PCIe card to your personal computer at home.

Quality and Reliability

Our goal is to provide our customers the maximum of quality and reliabilty they could expect for their money. Using industry-proven components and technology, SciEngines' products and especially RIVYERA offer one of markets most reliable high performance reconfigurable platforms worldwide. All our products are tested in a 48h stress-test to ensure minimum failures. Continuously thermal monitoring and redundant supplies allow our architecture to ensure operation even in tough environmental conditions.

Technical Specifications
In the box
  • Power cords
  • I/O cable (depends on option)
  • Printed and electronic documentation
  • Drivers and Utilities CD–ROM

  • 8 to 32 Xilinx Spartan–6 LX150

  • 512–MB DRAM per FPGA

  • optional: 32–GB SDHC Card per FPGA

  • Xeon E3 1220v2 or better
  • 16 GB RAM, ECC DDR3 or better
  • 10⁄100⁄1000BASE–T (Gigabit) RJ–45 Ethernet interface
  • Integrated IPMI 2.0 and KVM with dedicated LAN
  • (standard configuration, b2o available)
Electrical requirements
  • Output power: 865W
  • Line voltage: universal input (100V to 240V AC), power factor corrected
  • Maximum input current: 32.0A (100V to 120V) or 16.0A (200V to 240V)
  • Frequency: 50Hz to 60Hz, single phase

Environmental requirements

  • Operating temperature:
    10°C to 35°C (50°F to 95°F)
  • Storage temperature:
    -40°C to 70°C (-40°F to 158°F)
  • Operating Humidity (non condensing):
    8% to 70% RH
  • Storage Humidity (non condensing):
    5% to 95% RH

Form Factor
  • Mid-Tower & Workstation support
  • Size: 42.4cm (16.7")H x 19.3cm (7.6")W x 52.5 cm (20.68") D

  • RoHS
Software included
  • API
  • Communication Test
  • Communication Framework
  • Target Application Specific Software Packages (optional)

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