Back in April of 2023 we announced the AMD Alveo™ MA35D media accelerator to much fanfare, if you’re not yet up to speed on that, or you just want to relive the excitement, you can find the announcement here. After showcasing our newest accelerator at the NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) Show, we were able to realize the culmination of years of learnings, planning, and good old-fashioned hard work in launching the industry’s first 5nm ASIC-based media accelerator, purpose-built for interactive streaming at scale. With that we are pleased to announce the expansion of the Alveo Media Acceleration portfolio alongside the AMD Alveo™ U30. With the launch and early-access program now behind us, it’s time to really get started.
AMD Xilinx Video SDK 3.0 brings additional enhancements to the already feature-rich Video SDK 2.0. It is now available to Alveo™ U30 media accelerator card users through on-premises setups (support by AWS’s Amazon EC2 VT1 instances coming soon). With Video SDK 3.0 and a multimedia framework/toolkit (such as GStreamer, FFmpeg, and XMA), users can continue to cost-effectively scale their live video transcoding with even greater ease.
The most critical AI video analytics applications are the ones that protect human health, preserve human life, and secure property, and complex applications like that need deterministic low latency performance. Not only that, but their complexity can be extremely hardware intensive, which can challenge organizational budgets.