Posted On: Mar 19, 2020

Today, Amazon AppStream 2.0 adds support for Graphics g4dn instances based on the EC2 G4 family. EC2 g4dn instances deliver the industry’s most cost-effective and versatile GPU instance for running graphics-intensive applications on AWS. g4dn provides the latest generation NVIDIA T4 Tensor Core GPU, AWS custom Intel Cascade Lake CPUs, up to 100 Gbps of networking throughput, and up to 1.8 TB of local NVMe storage. These instances are ideal for streaming graphics-intensive applications that rely on NVIDIA GPU libraries such as CUDA.  

AppStream 2.0 offers six different g4dn instance sizes, ranging from 4 vCPUs and 16 GB of memory to 64 vCPUs and 256 GiB of memory. The following g4dn instance sizes are available for AppStream 2.0: 

All instance sizes, except g4dn.12xlarge, offer 16 GB of discrete video memory. G4dn.12xlarge offers 64 GiB offers of GPU video memory. G4dn instances are available in all regions where AppStream 2.0 is offered.  

To get started, open the AppStream 2.0 console. AppStream 2.0 g4dn instances must be provisioned from images that were created from base images published by AWS on or after March 19, 2020.  

AppStream 2.0 offers pay-as-you-go pricing. See Amazon AppStream 2.0 Pricing for more information. If you are new to AppStream 2.0, you can try already-installed applications by visiting the AppStream 2.0 website.