From HPCWire, November 15, 2012:
Solarflare, the leader in application-intelligent 10
Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) networking software and hardware, today announced the
launch of its Solarflare University Program for the Solarflare
ApplicationOnLoad Engine (AOE). By providing access to the AOE hardware and
development kits at a substantial educational discount, the Solarflare
University Program provides FPGA-based products for classroom instruction in
computer science and computer engineering helping to pioneer advances in
Customized Compute. In addition, Solarflare is also announcing the Innovation
Awards to encourage and reward research, innovation, and application
development in the field of Customized Compute.
Open to faculty and students at university and educational institutions worldwide, the Program supports access to the full portfolio of Solarflare's ApplicationOnload Engine hardware and software, and a firmware development environment integrated with the Altera Quartus II software. With an industry proven Linux networking driver stack and OpenOnload application acceleration middleware, the AOE comes with a complete data path to the host allowing researchers to concentrate on computer science and application development.
"The Future Computing Technology Laboratory at Clemson University is dedicated to research in reconfigurable computing and providing our researchers and students with an advanced computing infrastructure," said Melissa Smith, assistant professor, Holcombe Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Clemson University. "The Solarflare University Program and the Innovation Awards are examples of how private industry and universities can work together to better educate our students about new technologies and equip them with the latest tools and knowledge. We look forward to working with Solarflare and being a part of the University Program."
The Program works with and complements the Altera University Program and other industry organizations, including OpenFPGA. Members of the academic community participating in the Solarflare University Program receive: