VCK5000 Versal Development Card for AI Inference

The Xilinx® VCK5000 Versal™ development card is built on the Xilinx 7nm Versal™ ACAP architecture and is designed for designs requiring high throughput AI inference and signal processing compute performance.

Overview

Product Description

The Xilinx® VCK5000 Versal™ development card is built on the Xilinx 7nm Versal™ ACAP architecture and is designed for designs requiring high throughput AI inference and signal processing compute performance.

Delivering 100X greater compute power than today’s server-class CPUs and better MLPerf inference performance than today’s server-class GPU, with standardized development flows, the VCK5000 is an ideal development platform for cloud acceleration and edge computing applications.

VCK5000 is fully supported by Vitis™ AI development environment which consists of optimized IP, tools, libraries, models, and example designs. It is designed with high efficiency and ease-of-use in mind, unleashing the full potential of AI acceleration on VCK5000.  You can run Tensorflow, Pytorch, Caffe models using Python or C++ APIs in minutes without any prior hardware knowledge about FPGA.


Key Features & Benefits

Superior AI Inference Platform 

  • 145TOPS (Int8) @ $2,495
  • AI inference with AI Engine outperforms nVidia T4 on MLPerf 1.0
VCK5000 Throughput Graph

Solutions Out-of-Box

  • Vitis AI 1.3 with 2 DPU variants (384 vs 288 AIE cores)
  • 50+ model zoo support
  • Natural Language (BERT) demo
  • MLPerf submission ResNet-50 demo (11% better than T4)
  • Getting started with Vitis AI, Board user guide 

Cloud <-> On-Premises 

  • Deploy solutions on the cloud or on-premises interchangeably
  • Scalable to application requirements

Product Information

Board Features

Card Specifications VCK5000
Device VC1902
Compute Active Passive*
INT8 TOPs (peak) 145 145
Dimensions
Height Full Full
Length Full 3/4
Width Dual Slot Dual Slot
Memory
Off-chip Memory Capacity 16 GB 16 GB
Off-chip Total Bandwidth 102.4 GB/s 102.4 GB/s
Internal SRAM Capacity 23.9 MB 23.9 MB
Internal SRAM Total Bandwidth 23.5 TB/s 23.5 TB/s
Interfaces
PCI Express Gen3 x 16 / Gen4 x 8 Gen3 x 16 / Gen4 x 8
Network Interfaces 2x QSFP28 (100GbE) 2x QSFP28 (100GbE)
Logic Resources
Look-up Tables (LUTs) 899,840 899,840
Power and Thermal
Maximum Total Power 225W 225W
Thermal Cooling Active Passive

* We will ship the Active board only. If you remove the fans from the VCK5000, following the Hardware Installation Guide in the VCK5000 Versal Development Card Secure Site, it becomes Passive.

Resources

Documentation
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Getting Started

Follow the steps below to get started with the VCK5000:

Step 1: Install VCK5000 in your X86 host machine following the Hardware Installation Guide in the VCK5000 Versal Development Card Secure Site.

Step 2: Install Vitis AI 1.3.1 docker in your X86 host machine  

             docker pull xilinx/vitis-ai-cpu:latest

Step 3: Run 51 VCK5000 AI models, following the the instructions in the VCK5000 Versal Development Card Secure Site.

For any questions regarding VCK5000 getting started, please contact vck5000-aie_sponsor@xilinx.com.