Posted On: Oct 16, 2018

Starting today, Amazon EC2 F1 instances are available for preview in the China (Beijing) AWS Region. This expansion allows customers to run FPGA-based accelerators in China to meet data governance requirements or support latency-sensitive applications. If you're interested in participating in the private preview, please write to us at

Amazon EC2 F1 instances include field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) that you can program to create custom hardware accelerations for your application. F1 instances are easy to program and come with everything you need to develop, simulate, debug, and compile your hardware acceleration code, including an FPGA Developer AMI and Hardware Developer Kit (HDK). Once your FPGA design is complete, you can register it as an Amazon FPGA Image (AFI), and deploy it to your F1 instance in just a few clicks. You can reuse your AFIs as many times, and across as many F1 instances as you like.

With this expansion, Amazon EC2 F1 instances are available for preview in Europe (Frankfurt and London), Asia Pacific (Sydney), and China (Beijing) AWS Regions. F1 instances are generally available in US East (N. Virginia), US West (Oregon), Europe (Ireland), and AWS GovCloud (US) AWS regions. To learn more about Amazon EC2 F1 instances, visit