Amazon Web Services adopts GPUs
By   |  December 27, 2013

AWS, the undisputed HPC as a Service world leader, expands its portfolio of remote computing offers with new Amazon EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud) instances: the NVIDIA G2 (“NVIDIA GRID GPU”) series. Executed through NVIDIA’s Kepler graphic processors, these instances come in addition to the thirty or so services already offered to businesses and organizations in need of global or specific on-demand computing and visualization resources. NVIDIA G2s featuring a powerful H.264 engine dedicated to the compression of high resolution graphics, users should be able to work remotely on virtually any type of terminal, including mobile, regardless of the host application. Such a move by a top player like AWS should help demonstrate the practicality of “eHPC”, convince conservative HPC users and therefore accelerate its adoption. At least within the United States, where the issue of homeland data hosting is not the same as in the rest of the world…

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