Vitis Libraries v2021.1¶
Vitis™ unified software development platform includes an extensive set of open-source, performance-optimized libraries that offer out-of-the-box acceleration with minimal to zero-code changes to your existing applications.
Introducing AI Engine™ Enabled Libraries!¶
With the 2021.1 release, Xilinx is adding AI Engine™ enabled functions to the Vitis Accelerated Libraries.
AI Engines, found in the Versal AI Core devices, provide up to five times higher compute density for vector-based algorithms. Adaptable Engines provide flexible custom compute and data movement. Scalar Engines provide complex software support.
The following libraries have AI Engine additions in 2021.1:
- Vitis DSP Library
- Vitis Vision Library
AI Engine™ code for can be found under the "AIE" directories under the L1 for AIE only functions, and under L2 for functions that are comprised of both AIE and PL code.
Comprehensive Set of Domain-Specific Accelerated Libraries¶
Access a broad range of pre-optimized libraries that you can call as a software API to bring plug-n-play acceleration in your application or customize to design your own accelerator for Xilinx platforms across edge to cloud.
Common Vitis accelerated-libraries for Math, Statistics, Linear Algebra and DSP offer a set of core functionality for a wide range of diverse applications.
Domain-specific Vitis accelerated libraries offer out-of-the-box acceleration for workloads like Vision and Image Processing, Quantitative Finance, Database and Data Analytics, Data Compression and this list continues to expand with every release.
Leverage the rich growing ecosystem of partner-accelerated libraries, framework plug-ins and accelerated applications to hit the ground running and accelerate your path to production.
Use in Familiar Programming Languages¶
Use Vitis accelerated-libraries in commonly-used programming languages that you know like C, C++, and Python. Leverage Xilinx platforms as an enabler in your applications ? Work at an application level and focus your core competencies on solving challenging problems in your domain, accelerate time to insight, and innovate.
Whether you want to accelerate portions of your existing x86 host application code or want to develop accelerators for deployment on Xilinx embedded platforms, calling a Vitis accelerated-library API or Kernel in your code offers the same level of abstraction as any software library.
Scalable and Flexible¶
Vitis accelerated-libraries are accessible to all developers through GitHub and scalable across all Xilinx platforms. Develop your applications using these optimized libraries and seamlessly deploy across Xilinx platforms at the edge, on-premise or in the cloud without having to reimplement your accelerated application.
For rapid prototyping and quick evaluation of the benefits Xilinx can bring to your applications, you can use them as plug-and-play accelerators, called directly as an API in the user application for several workloads like Computer Vision and Image Processing, Quantitative Finance, Database, and Data Analytics among others.
To design custom accelerators for your application, use Vitis library functions as optimized algorithmic building blocks, modify them to suit your specific needs, or use them as a reference to completely design your own. Choose the flexibility you need!
Combine domain-specific Vitis libraries with pre-optimized deep learning models from the Vitis AI library or the Vitis AI development kit to accelerate your whole application and meet the overall system-level functionality and performance goals.