Posted On: Sep 18, 2011

We are excited to announce that starting today customers can run Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 and Microsoft Windows SQL Server Standard 2008 R2 on all Amazon EC2 instance types including Cluster Compute and Cluster GPU instances. Customers with IO-intensive or GPU-accelerated general purpose applications that run on Microsoft Windows can now take advantage of high bandwidth, low latency networking, and optionally NVidia Tesla GPUs for applications in areas such as computational finance, business analytics, transcoding and rendering. Cluster Compute and Cluster GPU instances are currently available in the US-East (N. Virginia) region. For more information, please visit the Amazon EC2 and Amazon EC2 Running Microsoft Windows pages.