Amazon AWS And Xilinx: A Progress Report

by Karl Freund Amazon.com has built a formidable position in Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) with Amazon Web Services Elastic Compute Cloud (AWS EC2), and it is hoping to extend that position to applications that benefit from acceleration using GPUs and FPGAs. FPGAs are relatively difficult to program, and the cloud leader is laying the foundation to simplify […] Read More

Ryft Adds Former Cisco Executive Patrick McCarthy as Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing

To address explosive growth and the need for fast, simple and proven heterogeneous computing in data analytics, Ryft hires former Senior Operations Director for New Business Models and Revenue Streams at Cisco Rockville, MD — Nov. 9, 2017 — Ryft, the provider of heterogenous compute technology for accelerating business analytics powered by cloud, hybrid and on-premises platforms, […] Read More

How Ryft Uses AWS’s Reprogrammable Chips for Big Data Analytics in Hybrid Cloud

by Mary Branscombe New-generation FPGAs can be reconfigured on the fly, enabling accelerated search across on-premises data centers and cloud. Field Programmable Gate Arrays, or FPGAs, have some big advantages. You get the data parallelism of GPUs but without the high power bill; you get ASIC-like compute efficiency but with more flexibility, because you can […] Read More

Meet accelerated computing needs with FPGA, GPU instances

by George Lawton AWS’ FPGA and Elastic GPU instances both appeal to customers with high-performance computing workloads, but admins should note these important differences between the two. AWS ran the numbers and decided to come out with several new accelerated computing instance types that promise better performance for compute-intensive applications. Elastic graphics processing units (GPUs) optimize performance […] Read More

Ryft Puts FPGA-Boosted Analytics on AWS Marketplace

By Gladys Rama 09/13/2017 Data analytics firm Ryft on Wednesday made its cloud-based and FPGA-optimized analytics platform available on the AWS Marketplace. The Ryft Cloud accelerated analytics solution uses field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) to perform data queries at significantly faster rates than traditional CPU-based analytics platforms — up to 91 times faster, according to […] Read More

Trend Setting Products for 2017

Ryft Systems, Inc. Ryft ONE—an open UI platform that delivers speed, scalability, simplicity, and security for real-time intelligence applications such as fraud prevention, cybersecurity, social commerce, and bioinformatics. Read More

Ryft Partners with AWS to Deliver Data Discovery to F1 Users

By Sue Walsh Ryft Virtual, a heterogeneous cloud-based version of its core Ryft ONE technology, enables AWS users to get fast, actionable insight from their data. Ryft, a provider of heterogeneous compute applications, has announced a new partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS). The new partnership will bring fast, simple data discovery to users of […] Read More

What it Takes to Build True FPGA as a Service

By Nicole Hemsoth Amazon Web Services might be offering FPGAs in an EC2 cloud environment, but this is still a far cry from the FPGA-as-a-service vision many hold for the future. Nonetheless, it is a remarkable offering in terms of the bleeding-edge Xilinx accelerator. The real success of these FPGA (F1) instances now depends on […] Read More

AWS Embraces FPGAs, ‘Elastic’ GPUs

by George Leopold A new instance type rolled out this week by Amazon Web Services is based on customizable field programmable gate arrays that promise to strike a balance between performance and cost as emerging workloads create requirements often unmet by general-purpose processors. The public cloud giant (NASDAQ: AMZN) announced the new “F1” instance along […] Read More

Terror Tech

by Katherine Heires Recent terrorist attacks both in the United States and abroad have underscored the need for tools and strategies that can anticipate and mitigate the dangers of terrorism—whether attacks occur on city streets, in workplaces, at social gatherings, or online in the form of cyberattacks on corporate or government computer networks. As governments […] Read More