Posted On: Nov 15, 2016
Update 07/2020 – For the most up to date information on the availability of these graphics bundles please see the Workspace FAQ here.
Today we announced the availability of Amazon WorkSpaces Graphics bundles. These new bundles offer a virtual cloud desktop which includes a high-end GPU that supports engineering, design, and architectural applications. Amazon WorkSpaces Graphics bundles apply the same benefits of security, economics, flexibility, and agility to a graphics-capable desktop running on the AWS cloud. In addition, if you are already using the AWS cloud to run simulations on large datasets, using Amazon WorkSpace Graphics bundles for visualization of simulation results offers a faster end user experience because your apps stay close to your data. Amazon WorkSpaces Graphics bundles allow you to run high-end graphics applications on low-cost hardware, which means you can do away with expensive physical workstations and save money.
Amazon WorkSpaces Graphics bundles come with a single NVIDIA GPU, 8vCPUs, 15GiB of RAM, 4GB of video memory, and 100GBs of storage for the user volume and root volumes. To launch an Amazon WorkSpaces Graphics bundle, simply select this bundle when using the Amazon WorkSpaces API or the Amazon WorkSpaces Management Console. You can launch Graphics bundles in all AWS Regions where Amazon WorkSpaces is available.
Amazon WorkSpaces Graphics bundles are available today, and can be used with Amazon WorkSpaces client applications, including clients for Mac OSX, Windows, iPad, Android tablets, Fire tablets, and PCoIP Zero Clients. To read more, please visit the Amazon WorkSpaces website. To get started, log in to the Amazon WorkSpaces Management Console and provision an Amazon WorkSpaces Graphics cloud desktop.