Amazon Web Services Is Testing Nvidia Tesla-Based P2 GPU-Backed Instances
Amazon Web Services is the market leader in public cloud services. The company is close to releasing their new P2 GPU-backed instances with the help of Nvidia GPUs.
The new P2 GPU-backed instances will be coming out in a few weeks. Reports also claim that some clients have even got early access before release. According to VentureBeat, this new tech will allow up to 16 Nvidia Tesla K80 GPUs, supporting up to 64 vCPUs and up to 758 GiB of RAM.
Nvidia is fully aware that AWS is the largest public cloud standing but as compared to competitors like IBM and Microsoft, their instances are lagging behind. This is the reason why Nvidia has been open to companies wanting to test it out before the official release.
On the other side of things, Intel has acquired startup Nervana in order to make their Phi chips better for deep learning. Generally, GPUs are used for deep learning application and are used by companies like Google and Apple. Companies are looking at the potential of deep learning and are putting the time and resources into it.
It is no surprise that Intel is looking into the same thing after it was made clear that being in the PC processor business was not great at the moment. Intel is looking to get into other fields.
Amazon Web Services has a number of solutions for companies including X1 instances. EC2 is a the heart of these services that the company has to offer and this made the company a huge $2.88 billion revenue in the second quarter of 2016.
There is not much on the table right now that we can tell you. Amazon has declined to make any comments at the moment so it seems that right now all we can do it wait and see what happens.
What do you think about these new P2 GPU-backed instances?