Centurion FPGA-based Many-core Platfom

Centurion is a highly scalable, FPGA-based many-core research platform. Its simple network-on-chip (NoC) architecture allows integration of experimental many-core hardware whilst allowing a high on-chip node count. Currently a Virtex-5 (LX110T) version featuring 12 cores and a Virtex-6 (VLX760) version with 128 cores exist. Below, the Virtex-5 version built for the XUPV5 development board is available for download.


NOTE: Currently the download includes BIT files and no VHDL. We will make the VHDL available once the related thesis is published. If you would like to use the system, please contact us directly.


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  • Martin Trefzer (