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What are people doing with the Amazon Web Services FPGA-based F1 services? Quite a lot.

by Xilinx Employee ‎02-09-2017 11:31 AM - edited ‎02-09-2017 12:07 PM (24,767 Views)

 

Amazon Web Services (AWS) rolled out the F1 instance for cloud application development based on Xilinx Virtex UltraScale+ Plus VU0P FPGAs last November. (See “Amazon picks Xilinx UltraScale+ FPGAs to accelerate AWS, launches F1 instance with 8x VU9P FPGAs per instance.) It appears from the following LinkedIn post that people are using it already to do some pretty interesting things:

 

 

AWS F1 Neural Net application.jpg 

 

 

If you’re interested in Cloud computing applications based on the rather significant capabilities of Xilinx-based hardware application acceleration, check out the Xilinx Acceleration Zone.

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