Posted On: Apr 16, 2015

We are pleased to announce a new G2 Instance size, the g2.8xlarge. The new instance is backed by four high-performance NVIDIA GPUs, making it well suited for GPU compute workloads including large scale rendering, machine learning, transcoding, and other server-side workloads that require massive parallel processing power. With this new instance size, you can build high-performance CUDA, OpenCL, DirectX, and OpenGL applications and services without making expensive up-front capital investments.

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