This topic describes the FPGA-based compute-optimized instance families: f1 and f3. This topic also includes the information about the instance types that belong to the instance families.

FPGA-based compute-optimized instance family, f1

Features:
  • Optimized I/O performance
  • Supports only standard SSDs and ultra disks
  • Intel ® Arria ® 10 GX 1150 FPGAs
  • 1:7.5 CPU-to-memory ratio
  • 2.5 GHz Intel ® Xeon ® E5-2682 v4 (Broadwell) processors
  • Higher network performance along with more computing capacity
  • Scenarios:
    • Deep learning and reasoning
    • Genomics research
    • Financial analysis
    • Image transcoding
    • Computational workloads such as real-time video processing and security management
The following table describes the instance types that belong to the f1 instance family and the specifications of these instance types.
Instance type vCPUs Memory (GiB) Local storage (GiB) FPGAs Bandwidth (inbound and outbound, Gbit/s) Packet forwarding rate (inbound and outbound, 10,000 PPS) IPv6 support NIC queues ENIs (including one primary ENI) Private IP addresses of a single ENI
ecs.f1-c8f1.2xlarge 8 60.0 N/A Intel Arria 10 GX 1150 3.0 40 Yes 4 4 10
ecs.f1-c8f1.4xlarge 16 120.0 N/A 2 × Intel Arria 10 GX 1150 5.0 100 Yes 4 8 20
ecs.f1-c28f1.7xlarge 28 112.0 N/A Intel Arria 10 GX 1150 5.0 200 Yes 8 8 20
ecs.f1-c28f1.14xlarge 56 224.0 N/A 2 × Intel Arria 10 GX 1150 10.0 200 Yes 14 8 20
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FPGA-based compute-optimized instance family, f3

Features:
  • Optimized I/O performance
  • Supports only standard SSDs and ultra disks
  • Xilinx 16nm Virtex UltraScale+ VU9P
  • 1:4 CPU-to-memory ratio
  • 2.5 GHz Intel ® Xeon ® Platinum 8163 (Skylake) processors
  • Higher network performance along with more computing capacity
  • Scenarios:
    • Deep learning and reasoning
    • Genomics research
    • Database acceleration
    • Image transcoding, such as converting JPEG images to WebP images
    • Real-time video processing such as H.265 video compression
The following table describes the instance types that belong to the f3 instance family and the specifications of these instance types.
Instance type vCPUs Memory (GiB) Local storage (GiB) FPGAs Bandwidth (inbound and outbound, Gbit/s) Packet forwarding rate (inbound and outbound, 10,000 PPS) IPv6 support NIC queues ENIs (including one primary ENI) Private IP addresses of a single ENI
ecs.f3-c4f1.xlarge 4 16.0 N/A 1 × Xilinx VU9P 1.5 30 No 2 3 10
ecs.f3-c8f1.2xlarge 8 32.0 N/A 1 × Xilinx VU9P 2.5 50 No 4 4 10
ecs.f3-c16f1.4xlarge 16 64.0 N/A 1 × Xilinx VU9P 5.0 100 No 4 8 20
ecs.f3-c16f1.8xlarge 32 128.0 N/A 2 × Xilinx VU9P 10.0 200 No 8 8 20
ecs.f3-c16f1.16xlarge 64 256.0 N/A 4 × Xilinx VU9P 20.0 250 No 16 8 20
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