Amazon EC2 F1 is a compute instance utilizing FPGAs that can be programed to create custom hardware accelerations. Amazon EC2 F1 instances are offered in two different instance sizes that include up to eight FPGAs per instance. F1 instances include 16 nm Xilinx UltraScale Plus FPGA. Each FPGA includes local 64 GiB DDR4 ECC protected memory, with a dedicated PCIe x16 connection. Each FPGA contains approximately 2.5 million logic elements and approximately 6,800 Digital Signal Processing (DSP) engines.
Through the integration of DRAGEN on Amazon F1 instances, DRAGEN’s pipelines are now readily available in the cloud through the AWS Marketplace, Illumina’s BaseSpace Sequence Hub, Seven Bridges and DNAnexus.