Amazon Gets Serious About GPU Compute On Clouds

September 30, 2016 Timothy Prickett Morgan In the public cloud business, scale is everything – hyper, in fact – and having too many different kinds of compute, storage, or networking makes support more complex and investment in infrastructure more costly. So when a big public cloud like Amazon Web Services invests in a non-standard technology, that means something. In the case of Nvidia’s Tesla accelerators, it means that GPU compute has gone mainstream. It may not be obvious, but AWS tends to hang back on some of the Intel Xeon compute on its cloud infrastructure, at least compared to the largest supercomputer centers and hyperscalers like Google and Facebook, who tend to get chips earlier in the Xeon product cycle. So it has been – and continues to be –…

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