Enzian is a research computer built by the Systems Group at ETH Zurich.
As a research computer, Enzian is designed for computer systems
software research and deliberately over-engineered. Enzian node
has a big server-class CPU closely coupled to a large FPGA, with
ample main memory and network bandwidth on both sides.
November 11, 2020
A couple of weeks ago, we presented Enzian at the Industry-Academia
Partnership (IAP) University of Washington University/UC Berkeley/NYU
Workshop on the Future of Cloud Computing Applications and
We built Enzian to have a platform for our research into
operating systems, databases, hardware acceleration, machine
learning, networking, and high-performance computing, and because
there was nothing comparable out there that we could get hold of
Now that it works, we’d like to make Enzian systems available
to the rest of the research community. If you want to work with
Enzian, or if you might be able to help us make it more widely
available, please contact us!