Posted On: Nov 13, 2017

We are announcing Amazon EC2 Elastic GPUs support for OpenGL 4.2, and availability in the EU (Frankfurt), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney), and Asia Pacific (Tokyo) regions. To activate OpenGL 4.2 support for existing Elastic GPUs, simply stop and start your instances, and a new driver will be automatically installed in your instance to support OpenGL 4.2.

Elastic GPUs allow you to easily attach low-cost graphics acceleration to a wide range of EC2 instances over the network. Simply choose an instance with the right amount of compute, memory, and storage for your application, and then use Elastic GPUs to add the GPU resources needed to accelerate the graphics performance of your application for a fraction of the cost of standalone graphics instances.

In addition to the regions launched today, Amazon EC2 Elastic GPUs are already available in the US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon), and EU (Ireland) regions. For more information about Elastic GPUs, visit the Amazon EC2 Elastic GPUs page. To get started, visit Getting Started with Elastic GPUs.