BEEcube’s Academic Program strives to make the latest FPGA based computer systems available to higher education and research communities on a whole range of application domains. BEEcube is a spin out from the University of California, Berkeley, where founders conducted decades of leading research on the FPGA-based Berkeley Emulation Engine (BEE) platforms and development environments.
BEEcube was formed to produce and market high-end FPGA platforms for real-time system prototyping and computation acceleration. Through the BEEcube Academic Program, BEEcube is returning to its roots and giving back by offering special discounts and donations to academic research communities worldwide. Continuing on the success of the four generations of products, BEEcube has introduced this year the latest addition, miniBEE, which combines multi-core Intel CPU, state-of-art Xilinx FPGA, and full range of analog frontends, to provide researchers with the ultimate “Research-in-a-box” solution.
As a Third Party Alliance member of the Xilinx University Program (XUP), BEEcube is able to provide the same BEEcube products at a fraction of their commercial pricing when combined with XUP FPGA chip donation for academic uses. In addition, BEEcube donates its state of the art software, BEEcube Platform Studio (BPS) free of charge to universities with any BEEcube hardware system purchase. BPS software provides an accelerated design flow dramatically easing the use of Xilinx FPGAs and making FPGA design more accessible to developers, students, and academic researchers.
BEEcube has deployed over 200 BEEcube systems to leading universities worldwide including the University of California, Berkeley, Stanford University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Imperial College London, Cambridge University, Tokyo University, Peking University, University of California, San Diego, Tsinghua University, University of California, Los Angeles, and many more. There are over 60 published research papers that highlight BEEcube technology and solutions in a wide range of applications.
There are over 50 published research papers that highlight BEEcube technology and solutions including the 2010 ACM Best Student Paper Award titled, “ParaLearn: A Massively Parallel, Scalable System for Learning Interaction Networks on FPGAs”.
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