Posted On: May 11, 2021
Amazon EC2 P4d instances which provide the highest performance for machine learning training and high performance computing in the cloud are now available in the Europe (Frankfurt) and Asia Pacific (Seoul) regions.
P4d instances are powered by the latest NVIDIA A100 Tensor Core GPUs and provide AWS custom second generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable (Cascade Lake) processors, 1.1TB of system memory and 8TB of local NVMe storage. These instances also deliver 400 Gbps instance networking with support for Elastic Fabric Adapter (EFA) and NVIDIA GPUDirect RDMA (remote direct memory access) to enable efficient scale-out of multi-node ML training and HPC workloads.
EC2 P4d instances are optimized for machine learning training workloads such as natural language understanding, perception model training for autonomous vehicles, image classification, object detection and recommendation engines. HPC customers can use P4d’s increased processing performance and GPU memory for applications such as seismic analysis, drug discovery, DNA sequencing, and insurance risk modeling.
With this regional expansion, Amazon EC2 P4d instances are now available in US East (N. Virginia and Ohio), US West (Oregon), Europe (Ireland and Frankfurt) and Asia Pacific (Tokyo and Seoul) regions. Customers can purchase P4d instances as On-Demand Instances, Reserved Instances, Spot Instances, Dedicated Hosts, or as part of Savings Plan.