27th International Conference on Field-Programmable Logic and Applications

FPGA-as-a-Service: How to develop efficient FPGA accelerators for Amazon F1 in ½ day with Accelize

Track: Tutorials

Following the success of last year’s QuickPlay presentation during the FSP workshop at FPL 2016, we decided to create a dedicated tutorial for all engineers and scientists eager to understand how they can take part in the FPGA-as-a-Service revolution using our framework.

Over the last 6 years, Accelize has developed QuickPlay and QuickStore to uniquely enable the creation of FPGA accelerators to be sold as-a-service by Cloud Service Providers such as Amazon with their F1 instance.

The attendees of this tutorial will learn how to go through a complete FPGA accelerator design using 3rd Party IP cores, integrating their own algorithms using C/C++, targeting the Amazon F1 instance, and running/testing their design on the Amazon F1 instance all within the course of this tutorial! … and this regardless of their FPGA expertise.

Whether you are an IP provider looking for a new way to expand the reach of your IP cores, an FPGA designer looking for ways to leverage your expertise for Cloud applications or an ISV eager to leverage the FPGA acceleration capability in your application space, this tutorial will show you how you can take part in this FPGA-as-a-Service revolution.