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 has a big server-class CPU closely coupled to a large FPGA, with ample main memory and network bandwidth on both sides.
Our poster on recent Enzian work has been accepted at OSDI 2022! The OSDI 2022 poster session is from 18:30-20:00 on Monday 11 July, 2022. If you’re going to be at OSDI/ATC, please stop by and we can talk about new and exciting developments in person! We’ll update this post with a final version of the poster when it is available.
In this post, we take a deeper dive into the BMC hardware and how it is connected to the Enzian’s mainboard.
While it is possible to regenerate the schematics from the CAD files, we want to allow users to easily access the detailed schematics of the entire Enzian system. The complete board schematics for Enzian revision 1.5c have now been released.
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 otherwise.
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!