Xilinx Announces General Availability of Virtex UltraScale+ FPGAs in Amazon EC2 F1 Instances

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"Xilinx today announced that its high-performance Xilinx® Virtex® UltraScale+™ FPGAs are available in Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) F1 instances. This instance provides programmable hardware acceleration with FPGAs and enables users to optimize their compute resources for the unique requirements of their workloads...

... F1 instances will be used to solve complex science, engineering, and business problems that require high bandwidth, enhanced networking, and very high compute capabilities. They are particularly beneficial for applications that are time sensitive such as clinical genomics, financial analytics, video processing, big data, security, and machine learning. "


The Virtex Ultrascale+ family is based on the new 16 nm FinFET+ technology, and has the following features:
  • Up to 8GB of HBM Gen2 integrated in-package 
  • Up to 500Mb of on-chip memory integration 
  • Up to four speed-grade improvement with high utilization
  • Up to 128-33G transceivers, deliverin 8.4 Tb of serial bandwidth
  • 460GB/s HBM bandwidth, and 2,666 Mb/s DDR4 in a mid-speed grade
  • Integrated blocks for PCI Express Gen 3x16 and Gen 4x8

For more information:
Original announcement on Xilinx site
About Amazon EC2 F1 instances
About Xilinx Virtex Ultrascale+ device family

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