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Amazon previews OpenCL Development Environment to FPGA-accelerated AWS EC2 F1 Instance

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Yesterday, Amazon announced a preview of an OpenCL development flow for the AWS EC2 F1 Instance, which is an FPGA-accelerated cloud-computing service based on Xilinx Virtex UltraScale+ VU9P FPGAs. According to Amazon, “…developers with little to no FPGA experience, will find a familiar development experience and now can use the cloud-scale availability of FPGAs to supercharge their applications.” In addition, wrote Amazon: “The FPGA Developer AMI now enables a graphical design canvas, enabling faster AFI development using a graphical flow, and leveraging pre-integrated verified IP blocks,” and "We have also upgraded the FPGA Developer AMI to Vivado 2017.1 SDx, improving the synthesis quality and runtime capabilities."


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Amazon AWS EC2 F1 Graphical Design.jpg 





For more information and to sign-up for the preview, please visit Amazon’s preview page



For more information about the Amazon EC2 F1 Instance based on Xilinx Virtex UltraScale+ FPGAs, see “AWS makes Amazon EC2 F1 instance hardware acceleration based on Xilinx Virtex UltraScale+ FPGAs generally available” and “AWS does a deep-dive video on the Amazon EC2 F1 Instance, a cloud accelerator based on Xilinx Virtex UltraScale+ FPGAs.”