AMD has partnered with several giants in the server market like AWS, Microsoft, and others; however, they deepen their ties with AWS this time. Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) has recently expanded its AMD-based offerings with a new cloud instance for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2): Amazon EC2 G4ad instances for graphics-optimized workloads.
Both the 2nd Gen AMD EPYC™ CPUs and AMD Radeon™ Pro GPU combo powering the new Amazon EC2 G4ad Instance gives up to 40% better graphics performance. Indeed this is a great 7nm combo for AMD CPUs and GPUs. So with this new instance, AMD is powering 8 Amazon EC2 instance families across 20 global AWS Regions.
“Today we build on the strong collaboration between AMD and AWS, which started in 2017. This expansion of our cooperation is a proof point of the continued performance and capabilities that AMD provides its customers,” said Forrest Norrod, senior vice president and general manager, Data Center and Embedded Solutions Group, AMD. “Amazon EC2 G4ad instances are the first powered by both AMD EPYC CPUs and Radeon Pro GPUs, and adding to the existing EPYC processor-based instances, they exemplify the ways in which AMD CPUs and GPUs provide fantastic performance and price/performance for AWS customers.”
“The high-performance capabilities of the AMD EPYC CPUs and Radeon Pro GPUs are enabling AWS to create a new graphics-focused instance that helps us keep our leadership price/performance offerings that our customers expect,” said David Brown, Vice President, Amazon EC2, Amazon Web Services, Inc. “We’re delighted to continue this great collaboration with AMD, enabling the Amazon EC2 G4ad instances to provide the industry’s best price-performance for graphics-intensive applications.”
2nd Gen EPYC provides great performance for whose need more cores without having to pay much and now with AMD GPUs can give more headroom who need extra horsepower for professional work. Here are the detailed specs of the new Amazon EC2 G4ad Instance:
- G4ad is built to support graphics-intensive workloads and can provide customers with up to 45 percent better price performance and 40 percent better graphics performance, for critical workstation-class applications and real-time game engines, compared to existing GPU based Amazon EC2 G4dn instances.
- Based on the AMD RDNA architecture, the AMD Radeon™ Pro V520 GPUs can deliver highly responsive, cloud-based workstation-class experiences for the most demanding workloads with enterprise-grade reliability.
- These instances also come with AMD Radeon™ Pro Software for Enterprise at no additional cost, offering support for professionals working with workstation applications and the latest graphic APIs, like DirectX®, OpenGL®, and Vulkan® offering professional-grade graphics rendering for virtual workstations.
You can learn more about the AMD and AWS collaboration in this video interview between AMD CEO Lisa Su and AWS Vice President of Amazon EC2, David Brown, which will go live on December 2 at 12:30 pm PT as part of the AWS Virtual re:Invent sessions.
via AMD Press Release