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Amazon’s FPGA-accelerated AWS EC2 F1 instance now available on Amazon’s GovCloud—as of today

by Xilinx Employee ‎11-15-2017 02:46 PM - edited ‎11-15-2017 02:54 PM (4,874 Views)

 

“Amazon EC2 F1 instances are now available in the AWS GovCloud (US) region.” Amazon posted the news on its AWS Web site today and the news was announced by Amazon’s Senior Director Business Development and Product Gadi Hutt during his introductory speech at a special half-day Amazon AWS EC2 F1 instance dev lab held at SC17 in Denver the same morning. According to the Amazon Web page, “With this launch, F1 instances are now available in four AWS regions, specifically US East (N. Virginia), US West (Oregon), EU (Ireland) and AWS GovCloud (US).”

 

Nearly 100 developers attended the lab and listened to Hutt’s presentation along with two AWS F1 instance customers, Ryft and NGCodec. The presentations were followed by a 2-hour hands-on lab.

 

 

Amazons Gadi Hutt presents to an AWS EC2 F1 Lab at SC17.jpg

 

Amazon's Gadi Hutt presents to an AWS EC2 F1 hands-on lab at SC17

 

 

 

The Amazon EC2 F1 compute instance allows you to create custom hardware accelerators for your application using cloud-based server hardware that incorporates multiple Xilinx Virtex UltraScale+ VU9P FPGAs. Each Amazon EC2 F1 compute instance can include as many as eight FPGAs, so you can develop extremely large and capable, custom acceleration engines with this technology. According to Amazon, use of the FPGA-accelerated F1 instance can accelerate applications in diverse fields such as genomics research, financial analysis, video processing (in addition to security/cryptography and machine learning) by as much as 30x over general-purpose CPUs.

 

For more information about Amazon’s AWS EC2 F1 instance in Xcell Daily, see:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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