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It’s crazy – Xilinx Virtex-7 FPGAs to support 2.78 terabits/sec!

11/17/2010 05:42 PM EST
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Koda23
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re: It’s crazy – Xilinx Virtex-7 FPGAs to support 2.78 terabits/sec!
Koda23   11/22/2010 7:50:07 PM
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The latest I've heard is that Altera intends to have their first Stratix V GT with 28 Gbps transceivers ready in mid to late 2011. That would be the 622K LE device referenced in the table above. I would expect that Xilinx and Altera will continue to leapfrog each other in their product announcements and technology related to these high performance devices.

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re: It’s crazy – Xilinx Virtex-7 FPGAs to support 2.78 terabits/sec!
DrFPGA   11/22/2010 5:32:03 AM
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Anyone want to guess how long it will take to send the HD version of Avatar (the 3hr special directors cut) at 2.8 Terabits a second? Visit back in a few days for the answer. (A hint- it's much shorter than 3hrs...)

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re: It’s crazy – Xilinx Virtex-7 FPGAs to support 2.78 terabits/sec!
Max The Magnificent   11/18/2010 3:12:41 PM
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Re your point that Altera have time to counter... Yes they do ... isn't it exciting (grin)

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re: It’s crazy – Xilinx Virtex-7 FPGAs to support 2.78 terabits/sec!
paul.dillien   11/18/2010 3:09:02 PM
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Hi Max Yes it is impressive – but first devices available in 2012... That’s taking early announcements to a new level. A lot can happen in the 12-18 months until then. I don’t recall seeing an estimated shipping date from Altera for Stratix V GT devices, but they have time to counter with a device that has more than the four 28G transceivers. The Xilinx announcement looks to be a direct response to the GT, even down to having a video demonstration.

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re: It’s crazy – Xilinx Virtex-7 FPGAs to support 2.78 terabits/sec!
Max The Magnificent   11/17/2010 5:58:40 PM
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When we start talking about one FPGA with 16 28Gbps transceivers and 72 13.1Gbps transceivers ... well, I don;t know about you, but my mind boggles...

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