FPGA-accelerated Cloud Server

FPGA-accelerated Cloud Server (FACS) provides tools and environment for you to develop and use FPGAs. With the FACSs, you can easily develop FPGA accelerators, deploy FPGA-based services, and provide simple-to-use, cost-effective, agile, secure FPGA cloud services.

Huawei has chosen high performance Virtex® UltraScale+™ FPGAs to power their first FP1 instance as part of a new accelerated cloud service. The Huawei FPGA Accelerated Cloud Server (FACS) is a platform that enables users to develop, deploy and publish new FPGA-based services and applications on Huawei Public Cloud.

While Huawei’s FACS offers a complete infrastructure as a service, the Xilinx technology behind it can provide a 10-50x speed-up for compute intensive cloud applications such as machine learning, data analytics, and video processing. The inherent ability of an FPGA to be reconfigured and reprogrammed at any time is a critical advantage in today’s modern data centers. Xilinx® FPGAs can quickly change – in less than a second – to a different design that is hardware optimized for its next workload. As a result, FPGAs can deliver the flexibility, application breadth, and feature velocity required by complex and constantly changing cloud application workloads – something that CPUs and custom ASICs cannot. 

With a strong team of FPGA experts, Huawei is a global center of excellence with over 15 years of experience in the development of FPGA systems for telecom and data center markets. “The Huawei FACS is a fully integrated hardware and software platform offering developer-to-deployment support with best-in-class industry tool chains and access to Huawei’s significant FPGA engineering expertise,” said Steve Langridge, Director, Central Hardware Institute, Huawei Canada Research Center. “Xilinx is a clear industry leader in FPGA acceleration and our considerable collaboration, both in the labs and in standards groups, has enabled us to create the best value possible for our customers.”  

HUAWEI CONNECT 2017, Huawei’s flagship event for the global ICT industry, is held at the Shanghai New International Exhibition Centre from September 5-7. The theme is Grow with the Cloud. Huawei will be exploring how to realize new growth through digital transformation together with its customers and partners at this global platform for open collaboration. 

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