AMD announces Amazon Web Services (AWS) expanded AMD offerings with a newer cloud instance for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud. Amazon EC2 G4ad instances for graphics-optimized workloads. With the newer instance, AMD powers eight Amazon EC2 instance family over 20 global AWS regions. In addition, AMD announced Amazon GameLift, a managed dedicated game server hosting solution. The goal of the solution is to provide a video game hosting customers to access to AMD EPYC processor-based Amazon EC2 C5a, M5a and R5a instances.
“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. 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.“by Forrest Norrod, senior vice president and general manager, Data Center and Embedded Solutions Group, AMD
New Amazon EC2 G4ad Instance features 2nd Gen AMD EPYC CPUs and AMD Radeon Pro V520 GPUs, will be available in this month, is the first powered by 7nm AMD CPUs and GPUs.
- G4ad is built to support graphics-intensive workloads and provides customers with up to 45% better price performance and 40% better graphics performance, for critical workstation-class applications and real-time game engines, compared to existing GPU based, Amazon EC2 G4dn instances.
- Based on AMD RDNA architecture, the AMD Radeon Pro V520 GPUs can deliver highly responsive, cloud-based workstation-class experience 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 graphics APIs, like DirectX, OpenGL and Vulkan offering professional-grade graphics rendering for virtual workstations.
AMD GameLift now focus on providing customers in its video game hosting to access on AMD EPYC based Amazon EC2 C5a, M5a and R5a instances to provide great cost with greater performance to its video game server hosting customers. Together with AMD EPYC processors, developers can utilize Amazon GameLift to deploy, operate, and scale a dedicated high-performance servers for multiplayer games at up to 10% lower cost over comparable instances.