Posted On: Oct 23, 2019

Amazon EC2 G4 instances which provide industry’s most cost-effective GPU platform for deploying machine learning models in production and graphics-intensive applications are now available in the Canada (Central), Europe (Paris), Asia Pacific (Mumbai), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney), and GovCloud (US-West) AWS regions, bringing the total number of available regions to 15. 

G4 instances provide the latest generation NVIDIA T4 Tensor Core GPUs, AWS custom second generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable (Cascade Lake) processors, up to 50 Gbps of networking throughput, and up to 900 GB of local NVMe storage. The bare metal G4 instance that is coming soon will offer 100 Gbps of networking throughput and 1.8 TB of local NVMe storage.  

EC2 G4 instances are optimized for machine learning application deployments such as image classification, object detection, recommendation engines, automated speech recognition and language translation. These instances are also cost-effective solutions for graphics-intensive applications such as remote graphics workstations, video transcoding and game streaming in the cloud. EC2 G4 instances are offered in different instance sizes with access to one GPU or multiple GPUs with different amounts of vCPU and memory to give you the flexibility to pick the right instance size for your applications. 

To get started with Amazon EC2 G4 instances, visit the AWS Management Console, AWS Command Line Interface (CLI), or AWS SDKs. To learn more about G4 instances, visit the G4 page.

Today, we are also announcing the availability of Amazon EC2 F1 instances in the Asia Pacific (Sydney) region. Customers can use F1 instances with programmable FPGAs to develop hardware accelerations for applications such as big data analytics, genomics, electronic design automation (EDA), image and video processing, compression, security, and search/analytics.