Edico Genome is now offering its DRAGEN Bio-IT Platform in AWS’ Marketplace, bringing the best of DRAGEN’s FPGA-backed platform to the cloud. Through this integration, labs of all sizes can now accelerate their secondary analysis through the highly accurate DRAGEN platform without the upfront investment of an on-site server.
Amazon EC2 F1 is a compute instance utilizing FPGAs that can be programed to create custom hardware accelerations. F1 instances are offered in two different sizes; an F1.2xlarge that includes a single FPGA and an F1.16xlarge that includes eight FPGAs. F1 instances are powered by 16 nm Xilinx UltraScale Plus FPGAs that contains approximately 2.5 million logic elements and approximately 6,800 Digital Signal Processing (DSP) engines. Each FPGA includes local 64 GiB DDR4 ECC protected memory, with a dedicated PCIe x16 connection.