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Was it just two weeks ago that Amazon announced the FPGA-accelerated F1 instance of its AWS (Amazon Web Services) in developer preview form at Amazon’s AWS re:Invent 2016 event in Las Vegas, Nevada?

The next day at the same event, NGCodec demonstrated its hardware-accelerated RealityCodec 4K video codec running on the Amazon AWS’ FPGA-accelerated EC2 F1 instance.

Add two more applications up and running on the FPGA-accelerated AWS EC2 F1 instance:

  • Ryft Virtual, a heterogeneous cloud-based version of Ryft’s core Ryft ONE technology will be available in the AWS marketplace in Q1 2017.
  • Edico Genome is deploying its DRAGEN bio-IT processor, designed to analyze next-generation sequencing data, on AWS’ newly available Amazon EC2 F1 instances.

If you’ve been reading the Xilinx Xcell Daily blogs for a while, then both Ryft and Edico Genome might be familiar to you. Both companies previously implemented high-performance cloud appliances based on Xilinx FPGAs.

Now that Amazon is standardizing FPGA-accelerated for cloud computing using multiple Xilinx Virtex UltraScale+ FPGAs, both Ryft and Edico are porting their applications to the Amazon AWS cloud.

Can you say “rapid deployment”? I knew you could.

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