Ryft Cloud and AWS F1!

Mutually Human - 401 Hall St SW #430 Grand Rapids - View Map Grand Rapids
Thu, Jul 27, 2017, 6:00 PM (EDT)

About this event

We're excited to host Asa Lee Meadows, systems engineer with Ryft! Mr. Meadows will present on Ryft's work with the new AWS F1 instance, which is a cloud-based server based on Field Programmable Gate Array (or FPGA) processors. FPGA's can be programmed to perform many operations in parallel.

According to AWS, this highly-parallelized model is ideal for building custom accelerators to process compute-intensive problems. Properly programmed, an FPGA has the potential to provide a 30x speedup to many types of genomics, seismic analysis, financial risk analysis, big data search, and encryption algorithms and applications. For more information, see https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/developer-preview-ec2-instances-f1-with-programmable-hardware/.

Ryft offers the Ryft Cloud, an accelerator for data analytics and machine learning that extends the open-source utility Elastic Stack.

Pizza will be served at 7 PM.

Thanks to Mutually Human and Mark Van Holstyn for providing a great venue for our meeting. See you there!


Thursday, Jul 27
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)


Mutually Human
401 Hall St SW #430 Grand Rapids