AWS announced yesterday they had released a new set of EC2 GPU-powered instances specifically geared towards graphic intensive applications. G3 applications can now be launched to acquire ‘a powerful combination of GPU, CPU, and host memory for workloads such as 3D rendering, 3D visualisations, graphics-intensive remote workstations, video encoding, and virtual reality applications.’

This new set of instances is a clear step up from G2 in terms of more powerful GPUs, faster processors, and larger host memory and will be available in regions including EU (Ireland), with others opening up in the coming months. It also provides new features such as multi-monitor support, H.265 (HEVC) encoding, enhanced graphics rendering effect, NVIDIA GRID Virtual Workstation features, and Enhanced Networking.

 

AWS offers the largest range of instances in the Cloud space and the first to provide these type of graphic focussed applications.

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