DescriptionAmazon focuses on the development and deployment of cloud-scale FPGA-accelerated applications, showing you how to get started building high performance solutions on AWS. The talk also provides an update on AWS FPGA partners, and the AWS Marketplace. With the availability of FPGAs on AWS, developers are creating custom hardware accelerated solutions to solve complex problems in areas like big data processing, healthcare and life sciences, security, image and video processing, financial, and applied research. Amazon EC2 F1 provides developers with a cloud development framework, ability to rapidly scale their accelerations, and enabling access to FPGA technologies to millions of AWS customers via AWS Marketplace.
NGcodec will show the development and deployment of an H.265/HEVC encoder for AWS F1. The design for the total system includes algorithm and implementation trade-offs that will be shown. The resulting implementation is a significant improvement over any implementation that leverages CPUs only. The combination of FPGAs and CPUs in a cloud environment offers novel technical and business opportunities.
Xilinx will illustrate both the Silicon and Software environment that is available in the AWS EC F1 instance. This environment has the details to enable efficient hardware implementations and also has abstractions to enable software developers.