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Re: FPGA in the Cloud (Amazon EC2)
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2016, 03:19:40 pm »
"This is a one line proof...if we start sufficiently far to the left."
 
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Re: FPGA in the Cloud (Amazon EC2)
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2016, 05:56:23 pm »
And they are big ones too... the FPGAs have 6,000+ DSP blocks, and they offer option to have multiple FPGAs in the same instance.

 

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Re: FPGA in the Cloud (Amazon EC2)
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2016, 01:24:30 am »
They seem to fall out of the range of their free tools :(
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Re: FPGA in the Cloud (Amazon EC2)
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2016, 10:35:13 am »
Wow, 1150k LE is a lot!
One of this FPGAs costs about 10000€!
 

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Re: FPGA in the Cloud (Amazon EC2)
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2016, 11:08:48 pm »
Neat!
I would be interested in any feedback about this kind of services.
 

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Re: FPGA in the Cloud (Amazon EC2)
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2016, 10:20:22 am »
Wow, I could imagine this having some huge potential for research companies and big number crunchers.
 

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Re: FPGA in the Cloud (Amazon EC2)
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2016, 05:02:32 am »
Errr, what would you use that for? - clearly not for driving some local bus at high speed...

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Re: FPGA in the Cloud (Amazon EC2)
« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2016, 09:17:26 am »
Errr, what would you use that for?
Problem-specific compute acceleration.

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Re: FPGA in the Cloud (Amazon EC2)
« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2016, 11:49:04 am »
Errr, what would you use that for? - clearly not for driving some local bus at high speed...

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I was thinking that. You need to do very 'deep' processing of the limited data set.

Assuming you have 1GB/s of network bandwidth to get data in or out of the system. The large instances you have around 50,000 DSP blocks (able to run at 250MHz+?) - that gives tens of thousands of DSP operations per byte of data...

What you would use that ratio of bandwidth to compute for? No idea! (but then I lack vision :D )

I'm sure the Square Kilometer Array could give me a few hints...


 


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