Posted On: Oct 19, 2023

Amazon WorkSpaces now introduces two new graphics bundles for Ubuntu desktops based on the EC2 G4dn family: Graphics.g4dn and GraphicsPro.g4dn. These bundles enable you to run graphics-intensive and compute-intensive workloads on Ubuntu desktops with 4k monitors in the cloud. They offer cost-effective solutions for graphics applications optimized for NVIDIA GPUs using NVIDIA libraries such as CUDA, CuDNN, OptiX, and Video Codec SDK.

Graphics.g4dn bundle provides 4vCPUs, 16 GB of RAM, 16 GB of video memory, and 125 GB of temporary NVMe SSD local instance store. Similarly, GraphicsPro.g4dn bundle offers 16vCPUs, 64 GB of RAM, 16 GB of video memory, and 225 GB of temporary NVMe SSD local instance store. Both bundle options come with a minimum 100 GB of persistent storage for the user and root volumes. 

These bundles utilize NVIDIA T4 GPUs and custom Intel Cascade Lake CPUs. They are designed to support a range of applications, from machine learning and 3D design to medical image processing. Integration with NVIDIA software, such as the RTX Virtual Workstation and CUDA libraries, is also provided.

You can deploy the Graphics.g4dn and GraphicsPro.g4dn bundles for Ubuntu in all commercial Regions where where Ubuntu bundles are available, including the AWS GovCloud (US) Regions. You can launch G4dn Graphics bundles for Ubuntu from the Amazon WorkSpaces console, AWS API, or AWS CLI . Amazon WorkSpaces offers pay-as-you-go pricing. See the Amazon WorkSpaces pricing page for more information. To get started, log into the AWS Management Console