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FALCON COMPUTING ANNOUNCES GENERAL AVAILABILITY OF MERLIN COMPILER AND GENOMICS SOLUTION ON HUAWEI CLOUD MARKETPLACE

Feb 22, 2018 GMT+08:00

Falcon Computing Solutions today announced the availability of its Merlin Compiler Image and Falcon Genomics Analysis Solution on the HUAWEI CLOUD Marketplace.  Working closely with Huawei, Falcon provides optimized solutions to allow Huawei customers to accelerate applications using the Xilinx-based FPGA cloud. The Compiler Image is pre-built with the Merlin Compiler, providing push-button C/C++ to a highly-optimized FPGA implementation including host code generation. The Falcon Genomics Analysis Solution is an accelerated GATK best-practices pipeline that delivers the high performance of FPGA acceleration as well as the accuracy and known reference of the GATK Best practices pipeline.  Falcon tools work seamlessly with the Xilinx FPGA tool flow to enable software developers to quickly realize the potential of FPGA acceleration on HUAWEI CLOUD instances without requiring expertise in FPGA implementation or tools. 

'We are delighted to be working closely with Huawei to provide acceleration solutions for their emerging FPGA cloud, enabling customers to quickly achieve high performance FPGA acceleration in the cloud with little to no experience with the platform or tools,' said Bradley Howe, Falcon Computing CEO.  'Early feedback during the implementation of these accelerated applications has allowed both sides to continue optimizing the solutions and we look forward to a sustained engagement.'

'HUAWEI CLOUD is pleased to be working with Falcon Computing to enable our Cloud customers to experience a seamless and high performance path in the HUAWEI CLOUD,' said Gao Jianghai, the Director of HUAWEI CLOUD Infrastructure Service Department. 'We believe that customers will continue adopting FPGA acceleration as a means to higher performance and will continue working with Falcon to enable the adoption.'

Both solutions can be found in the HUAWEI CLOUD Marketplace right now, Falcon will keep close cooperation with Huawei to provide more powerful acceleration solution based on FPGA Accelerated cloud service.