High-Performance AMD EPYC‚ĄĘ CPUs and Radeon‚ĄĘ Pro GPUs Power New AWS Instance for Graphics Optimized Workloads

Íü∑ 2nd Gen AMD EPYC‚ĄĘ CPUs and AMD Rade¬≠on‚ĄĘ Pro GPUs power new Ama¬≠zon EC2 G4ad Ins¬≠tance with up to 40% bet¬≠ter gra¬≠phics performanceÍü∑

Íü∑ Ama¬≠zon Game¬≠Lift lever¬≠a¬≠ges the power of 2nd Gen AMD EPYC‚ĄĘ pro¬≠ces¬≠sors for game ser¬≠ver hos¬≠ting solutionÍü∑

SANTA CLARA, Calif. 12/02/2020

AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) announ¬≠ced Ama¬≠zon Web Ser¬≠vices, Inc. (AWS) has expan¬≠ded its AMD-based offe¬≠rings with a new cloud ins¬≠tance for Ama¬≠zon Ela¬≠s¬≠tic Com¬≠pu¬≠te Cloud (Ama¬≠zon EC2): Ama¬≠zon EC2 G4ad ins¬≠tances for gra¬≠phics-opti¬≠mi¬≠zed workloads. With this new ins¬≠tance, AMD now powers eight Ama¬≠zon EC2 ins¬≠tance fami¬≠lies across 20 glo¬≠bal AWS Regi¬≠ons. AMD also announ¬≠ced that Ama¬≠zon Game¬≠Lift, a ful¬≠ly mana¬≠ged dedi¬≠ca¬≠ted game ser¬≠ver hos¬≠ting solu¬≠ti¬≠on, is now pro¬≠vi¬≠ding its video game hos¬≠ting cus¬≠to¬≠mers access to AMD EPYC pro¬≠ces¬≠sor-based Ama¬≠zon EC2 C5a, M5a and R5a instances.

 ‚ÄúToday we build on the strong col¬≠la¬≠bo¬≠ra¬≠ti¬≠on bet¬≠ween AMD and AWS, which star¬≠ted in 2017. This expan¬≠si¬≠on of our coope¬≠ra¬≠ti¬≠on is a pro¬≠of point of the con¬≠tin¬≠ued per¬≠for¬≠mance and capa¬≠bi¬≠li¬≠ties that AMD pro¬≠vi¬≠des its cus¬≠to¬≠mers,‚ÄĚ said For¬≠rest Nor¬≠rod, seni¬≠or vice pre¬≠si¬≠dent and gene¬≠ral mana¬≠ger, Data Cen¬≠ter and Embedded Solu¬≠ti¬≠ons Group, AMD. ‚ÄúAma¬≠zon EC2 G4ad ins¬≠tances are the first powered by both AMD EPYC CPUs and Rade¬≠on Pro GPUs, and adding to the exis¬≠ting EPYC pro¬≠ces¬≠sor-based ins¬≠tances, they exem¬≠pli¬≠fy the ways in which AMD CPUs and GPUs pro¬≠vi¬≠de fan¬≠ta¬≠stic per¬≠for¬≠mance and price/performance for AWS customers.‚ÄĚ 

‚ÄúThe high-per¬≠for¬≠mance capa¬≠bi¬≠li¬≠ties of the AMD EPYC CPUs and Rade¬≠on Pro GPUs are enab¬≠ling AWS to crea¬≠te a new gra¬≠phics-focu¬≠sed ins¬≠tance that help us keep our lea¬≠der¬≠ship price/performance offe¬≠rings that our cus¬≠to¬≠mers expect,‚ÄĚ said David Brown, Vice Pre¬≠si¬≠dent, Ama¬≠zon EC2, Ama¬≠zon Web Ser¬≠vices, Inc. ‚ÄúWe‚Äôre deligh¬≠ted to con¬≠ti¬≠nue this gre¬≠at col¬≠la¬≠bo¬≠ra¬≠ti¬≠on with AMD, enab¬≠ling the Ama¬≠zon EC2 G4ad ins¬≠tances to pro¬≠vi¬≠de the industry‚Äôs best pri¬≠ce per¬≠for¬≠mance for gra¬≠phics-inten¬≠si¬≠ve applications.‚ÄĚ


New Amazon EC2 G4ad Instance

Fea¬≠turing 2nd Gen AMD EPYC CPUs and AMD Rade¬≠on‚ĄĘ Pro V520 GPUs, the new G4ad ins¬≠tance, which will be available later this month, is the first AWS ins¬≠tance powered by both 7nm AMD CPUs and GPUs.

  • G4ad is built to sup¬≠port gra¬≠phics-inten¬≠si¬≠ve workloads and can pro¬≠vi¬≠de cus¬≠to¬≠mers with up to 45 per¬≠cent bet¬≠ter pri¬≠ce per¬≠for¬≠mance and 40 per¬≠cent bet¬≠ter gra¬≠phics per¬≠for¬≠mance, for cri¬≠ti¬≠cal work¬≠sta¬≠tion-class appli¬≠ca¬≠ti¬≠ons and real-time game engi¬≠nes, com¬≠pared to exis¬≠ting GPU based, Ama¬≠zon EC2 G4dn instances.
  • Based on the AMD RDNA archi¬≠tec¬≠tu¬≠re, the AMD Rade¬≠on‚ĄĘ Pro V520 GPUs can deli¬≠ver high¬≠ly respon¬≠si¬≠ve, cloud-based work¬≠sta¬≠tion-class expe¬≠ri¬≠en¬≠ces for the most deman¬≠ding workloads with enter¬≠pri¬≠se-gra¬≠de reliability.
  • The¬≠se ins¬≠tances also come with AMD Rade¬≠on‚ĄĘ Pro Soft¬≠ware for Enter¬≠pri¬≠se at no addi¬≠tio¬≠nal cost, offe¬≠ring sup¬≠port for pro¬≠fes¬≠sio¬≠nals working with work¬≠sta¬≠tion appli¬≠ca¬≠ti¬≠ons and the latest gra¬≠phic APIs, like DirectX¬ģ, OpenGL¬ģ and Vul¬≠kan¬ģ offe¬≠ring pro¬≠fes¬≠sio¬≠nal-gra¬≠de gra¬≠phics ren¬≠de¬≠ring for vir¬≠tu¬≠al workstations.

You can learn more about the AMD and AWS col¬≠la¬≠bo¬≠ra¬≠ti¬≠on in this video inter¬≠view bet¬≠ween AMD CEO Lisa Su and AWS Vice Pre¬≠si¬≠dent of Ama¬≠zon EC2, David Brown, which will go live  on Decem¬≠ber 2 at 12:30pm PT as part of the AWS Vir¬≠tu¬≠al re:Invent sessions.

Amazon GameLift

Ama­zon Game­Lift is now pro­vi­ding its video game hos­ting cus­to­mers access on the AMD EPYC based Ama­zon EC2 C5a, M5a and R5a ins­tances to pro­vi­de gre­at price/performance capa­bi­li­ties to its video game ser­ver hos­ting customers.

With AMD EPYC pro¬≠ces¬≠sors, deve¬≠lo¬≠pers can use Ama¬≠zon Game¬≠Lift to deploy, ope¬≠ra¬≠te, and sca¬≠le dedi¬≠ca¬≠ted high-per¬≠for¬≠mance ser¬≠vers for mul¬≠ti¬≠play¬≠er games at up to 10 per¬≠cent lower cost over com¬≠pa¬≠ra¬≠ble ins¬≠tances. You can read more about the Ama¬≠zon Game¬≠Lift ser¬≠vice sup¬≠port¬≠ing AMD EPYC pro¬≠ces¬≠sor-based ins¬≠tances here.

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