Bringing the power of FPGA to developers of Cloud applications not only requires access to FPGA-enabled servers which is what Amazon Web Services has done with the introduction of the EC2 F1 Instances– but as importantly requires domain-specific FPGA accelerators with accelerated functions that can seamlessly be integrated into these applications, as well as the tool flow enabling developers to customize or build custom FPGA accelerators. Beyond the availability of the F1 Instances, Amazon Web Services has also put in place a process for FPGA developers to offer the custom-developed AFI for sale on their marketplace.
To make FPGA-Acceleration-as-a-Service a reality, a key question remains to be addressed: “How can AFI’s be created quickly and efficiently?”. This is this very question that Accelize addresses for its customers, and partners, by enabling them to leverage the QuickPlay and QuickStore framework to target Amazon EC2 F1 instances.
AFI developers, whether developing FPGA images for their own use or to be sold on AWS marketplace, benefit from Accelize unique technology to create AFIs quickly and efficiently: