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Alibaba Cloud chooses Xilinx All Programmable devices for its FPGA-accelerated “F2” instance

by Xilinx Employee on ‎10-12-2017 11:36 AM (1,435 Views)

 

According to this just-posted Xilinx press release: “… Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, has chosen Xilinx for next-generation FPGA acceleration in their public cloud.” Alibaba Cloud is calling this FPGA-accelerated service its “F2” instance and has seen acceleration factors as large as 30x with the F2 instance versus the same applications running on cloud-based CPUs. The company expects its customers to use this new capability to accelerate applications including data analytics, genomics, video processing, and machine learning.

 

Alibaba Cloud is the largest cloud provider in China and its F2 instances are available as of today.

 

 

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