The Open Telekom Cloud is being extended with the addition of FPGAs (Field Programmable Gate Arrays). This new type of server will make the public cloud fit for new application scenarios that require particularly high performance. The new flavors will be available in November. Developers can apply for a closed beta phase that will start in July.
With the individual cloud turbo via FPGA, applications such as machine learning for image recognition can be accelerated more than tenfold. Data analysis speeds are 50 times faster than regular CPUs. When it comes to genome sequencing, the cloud FPGA can even increase the speed by a factor of 100. That means that a genome analysis that would otherwise take 33 hours could be carried out in less than 20 minutes.