Canonical has announced that the Ubuntu Linux operating system now supports the AMD-Xilinx Versal AI core series VCK190 evaluation kit.
The Versal VCK190 is AMD-Xilinx’s first Versal AI Core family evaluation kit, designed to enable designers to develop solutions using AI and DSP engines that “deliver more than 100 times the computational performance compared to other server-class CPUs available on the market “.
The AMD-Xilinx Versal AI Core Series VCK190 Evaluation Kit features the VC1902 Versal AI Core Series ACAP and is expected to deliver high-throughput AI inference and signal processing for cloud, edge and network applications.
The kit device features a dual-core Arm Cortex-A72 APU (application processing unit) and dual-core Arm Cortex-R5F RTPU (real-time processing unit), 400 AI engines, 1,968 DSP engines, and 1,968 system logic units (K).
The kit devices also feature PCIe Gen4 interfaces for high compute performance, DDR4 and LPDDR4 memory interfaces, HDMI ports for video processing applications, SFP28 and QSFP28 optical interfaces, and RJ-45 Ethernet port connectors for networking and FMC expansion.
Ubuntu is available on the AMD-Xilinx Versal AI core family VCK190 evaluation kit, and Canonical now offers optimized Ubuntu Desktop 22.04 LTS (Jammy Jellyfish) images for the VCK190 evaluation kit (non-ES) model.
Canonical also marks these images as “Developer Preview”, meaning they are for evaluation and development purposes only, as there are some known issues. Desktop 22.04 LTS image should not be used for production systems.