Posted On: Nov 4, 2013

We are excited to announce G2 instances, a new Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instance type designed for applications that require 3D graphics capabilities. The new instance is backed by a high-performance NVIDIA GPU, making it ideally suited for video creation services, 3D visualizations, streaming graphics-intensive applications, and other server-side workloads requiring massive parallel processing power. With this new instance type, customers can build high-performance DirectX, OpenGL, CUDA, and OpenCL applications and services without making expensive up-front capital investments.

Customers can launch G2 instances using the AWS console, Amazon EC2 command line interface, AWS SDKs and third party libraries. Customers can launch the new instances in the US East (N. Virginia), US West (N. California), US West (Oregon), and EU (Ireland). In addition to On-Demand Instances, customers can also purchase instances as Reserved and Spot Instances. To learn more about G2 instances, visit To get started immediately, visit the AWS Marketplace for GPU machine images from NVIDIA and other Marketplace sellers.