Release notes

Added support for GPU Instances

The first family of GPU instances we’re introducing is Amazon EC2 P2. P2 Instances are powerful, scalable instances that provide GPU-based parallel compute capabilities. Designed for general-purpose GPU compute applications using CUDA and OpenCL, these instances are ideally suited for machine learning, molecular modeling, genomics, rendering, and other workloads requiring massive parallel floating point processing power. NVIDIA drivers come preinstalled and optimized according to the Amazon best practice for the specific instance family and are accessible from the Docker container.

The following instances have been added:

  • p2.xlarge

  • p2.8xlarge

  • p2.16xlarge

Learn more about GPU instances on the CGC.