Streaming Media West

Xilinx Sessions:

Video acceleration in the cloud: setting a new paradigm

Date: Tuesday, November 13
Time: 2:45 PM - 3:30PM
Speaker: Sean Gardner
The amount of processing needed to run video workloads is growing rapidly. This stems from higher resolutions, higher frames rates, migration to higher bit-depths, and newer more complex codecs like VP9, HEVC and AV1. Considering all of these factors, the industry is facing 10-50x higher demand on its infrastructure compute needs for video workloads.  This is happening while the volume of live video streams that require processing is growing exponentially. This session will explore the value proposition of adaptable video acceleration.

Video acceleration in the cloud: setting a new paradigm

Date: Tuesday, November 13
Time: 3:10 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Johan Janssen
It has been established that the need for acceleration for video workloads is becoming crucial from an operational point-of-view. In this presentation we will show how Xilinx All Programmable FPGAs are the perfect solution to accelerate these workloads. FPGAs offer full flexibility and configurability, while maintaining substantial performance density and performance per watt increases over non-accelerated solutions. In this session we will provide examples of how an FPGA can be programmed through regular C/C++ languages and how video encode acceleration is established. We will show benchmark comparisons of alternative implementations and examples of how Xilinx's accelerated video transcoding ecosystem plugs seamlessly and transparently into common video frameworks like FFmpeg.

Booth Demos:

Booth Information

Xilinx Booth #206
Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa
Huntington Beach, CA

Tuesday, November 13
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Wednesday, November 14
11:00 AM - 3:15 PM

Demo Title Partner Description
Highest quality real-time VP9 encoding NGCodec
  • Highest quality 1080p60 real-time HEVC and VP9 encoders
  • Integrated Adaptive Bit Rate (ABR) capability for live streaming applications
  • Easy to integrate using FFmpeg
  • Adaptable due to inherent programmable nature of FPGA's for future proofing.
Industry 1st 4Kp60 High Quality HEVC Encoder on a Single FPGA V-Nova
  • V-Nova's Perseus+ enables 4x pixel processing capability
  • Lowers bitrates by up to 50% without impacting visual quality
  • Easy to integrate using FFmpeg
  • Adaptable offering ability to integrate with other codecs like H.264 and VP9.
Ultra High Density Computing Platform for Transcoding & Machine Learning Aupera
  • Industry's Highest density video transcoding solution with Machine Learning
  • Class leading 33x performance improvement over CPUs
  • 384 HD transcode channels in 3RU chassis
  • Easy to integrate using FFmpeg
Industry 1st Fully Accelerated Multi-Stream Media Solution Skreens
  • First cloud based wholly accelerated multi-stream solution
  • Will run on multiple Xilinx FPGA platforms for on-prem or public cloud requirements
  • Enables fully personalized content aggregation
  • Fast time to market with easy to use API
Highest Performance FPGA COTS Advantech
  • Industry's 1st FPGA solutions targeted at accelerating video applications
  • Highest performance, Low profile VU9P PCIe card
  • First Dual VU9P PCIe card targeting video applications
  • Fully supported by Xilinx SDx software tools