The university research labs of CHREC are equipped with a powerful and versatile set of experimental testbed facilities that directly support research projects in CHREC, the finest set of testbeds for RC in the world. The centerpiece facility is Novo-G, in development since 2009, the most powerful reconfigurable supercomputer ever developed for academic research. Novo-G currently features 192 top-end, 40nm FPGAs (Altera Stratix-IV E530) and 192 top-end, 65nm FPGAs (Stratix-III E260). These 384 FPGAs are housed in 96 quad-FPGA boards (GiDEL ProcStar-IV and ProcStar-III) and supported by quad-core Nehalem Xeon processors, GTX-480 GPUs, 20Gb/s non-blocking InfiniBand, GigE, and ~3TB of total RAM. A broad and innovative suite of design tools are being featured, such as MPI, UPC, and SHMEM at the system level, and Impulse-C, Altera FP compiler, VHDL, Verilog, Simulink, library cores, and more at the device level, with a broad and growing set of productivity tools and libraries borne from CHREC research projects. More info on Novo-G is posted HERE. Novo-G and related CHREC projects are supporting the Novo-G Forum, an international research effort to study and showcase the inherent advantages in performance, productivity, and sustainability of reconfigurable supercomputing.
In general, CHREC research equipment features a broad assortment of FPGAs, accelerator boards, servers, clusters, and scalable systems. RC resources include those from AlphaData (boards), Altera (devices, boards, tools), Celoxica (boards), Cray (machines), DRC (machine, module), GiDEL (boards, tools), Nallatech (boards, cluster, tools), Pico Computing (boards), SGI (machines), SRC (machines), Tilera (GFE board), Xilinx (devices, boards, tools), and XtremeData (machines, modules).
Additional info on these facilities is highlighted at these links: