Karl Freund, a Senior Analyst at Moor Insights & Strategy, has just published an article on Forbes.com titled “Amazon And Xilinx Deliver New FPGA Solutions” that discusses Amazon’s use of Xilinx Virtex UltraScale+ FPGAs in the Amazon AWS EC2 F1 instance and how those resources are now being used more widely to distribute cloud-based applications through AWS Marketplace’s Amazon Machine Images (AMIs). Freund gave three specific examples of companies using these resources to offer accelerated, cloud-based services:
- NGCodec offers accelerated video encoding and AR/VR processing for cloud-based video services including surveillance and OTT (over-the-top) TV.
- RYFT offers advanced query and search services.
- Endico Genome offers the DRAGEN Bio-It Platform for genomic analytics.
Freund also notes that cloud-based applications from these three companies are not “GPU-friendly,” which means that these applications benefit far more from FPGA-based acceleration than they do GPU acceleration.
NGCodec, Ryft, and Edico Genome have all appeared in Xcell Daily posts. For more information, see:
- NGCodec announces high-speed 4K video compression for Amazon AWS’ new FPGA-accelerated EC2 F1 instance
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September 28, 2017 at 06:25AM