ACAP workshop at ASTRON

On Wednesday July 12th 2023 the Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy (ASTRON) hosted a workshop on an emerging new technology in the RTSD and HPC domains. The AMD Adaptive Compute Acceleration Platform (ACAP) or Adaptive SoC (System on Chip) is a relatively new FPGA architecture from AMD. This architecture combines the benefits of FPGAs with Systolic Arrays. The ACAP is a System on Chip which combines the FPGA fabric with ARM CPUs as well as “AI-engines”. These AI-engines are targeted for machine learning and AI workloads, but are in fact just a large systolic array which might be beneficial to other applications as well.

Collaboration on the topic has been conducted for about a year in various compositions. More information about the workshop can be found here