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

FPGA-based compute-optimized instance family, f1

Features:
  • Optimized I/O performance
  • Supports 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 specifications of these instance types.
Instance type vCPUs Memory (GiB) Local storage (GiB) FPGAs Bandwidth (Gbit/s, inbound or outbound) Packet forwarding rate (Kpps, inbound or outbound) Supports IPv6 NIC queues ENIs (including one primary ENI) Private IP addresses for a single ENI
ecs.f1-c8f1.2xlarge 8 60.0 None Intel Arria 10 GX 1150 3.0 400 Yes 4 4 10
ecs.f1-c8f1.4xlarge 16 120.0 None 2 × Intel Arria 10 GX 1150 5.0 1,000 Yes 4 8 20
ecs.f1-c28f1.7xlarge 28 112.0 None Intel Arria 10 GX 1150 5.0 2,000 Yes 8 8 20
ecs.f1-c28f1.14xlarge 56 224.0 None 2 × Intel Arria 10 GX 1150 10.0 2,000 Yes 14 8 20
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FPGA-based compute-optimized instance family, f3

Features:
  • Optimized I/O performance
  • Supports 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 specifications of these instance types.
Instance type vCPUs Memory (GiB) Local storage (GiB) FPGAs Bandwidth (Gbit/s, inbound or outbound) Packet forwarding rate (Kpps, inbound or outbound) Supports IPv6 NIC queues ENIs (including one primary ENI) Private IP addresses for a single ENI
ecs.f3-c4f1.xlarge 4 16.0 None 1 × Xilinx VU9P 1.5 300 No 2 3 10
ecs.f3-c8f1.2xlarge 8 32.0 None 1 × Xilinx VU9P 2.5 500 No 4 4 10
ecs.f3-c16f1.4xlarge 16 64.0 None 1 × Xilinx VU9P 5.0 1,000 No 4 8 20
ecs.f3-c16f1.8xlarge 32 128.0 None 2 × Xilinx VU9P 10.0 2,000 No 8 8 20
ecs.f3-c16f1.16xlarge 64 256.0 None 4 × Xilinx VU9P 20.0 2,500 No 16 8 20
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