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NVIDIA GRID GPUs Available Through Amazon Web Services

NVIDIA announced NVIDIA GRID technology is now available from Amazon Web Services (AWS) through its newly announced Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) G2 instance, delivering GPU acceleration to users running graphics-intensive applications and games in the cloud.

With NVIDIA GRID GPUs, software-as-a-service (SaaS) companies can now build cloud-based offerings with extreme graphics performance for design, visualization, media creation, games and more, the company says. AWS is offering an NVIDIA GRID GPU instance, known as the G2 instance, via its Amazon EC2 cloud.

“AWS sees a growing benefit for adding GPUs to our cloud,” said Matt Wood, general manager of data science at AWS. “The NVIDIA GRID GPUs in our new G2 instances enable graphical applications to be rendered in the AWS cloud and streamed to a world with increasing internet bandwidth and proliferation of device types.”

“Cloud computing has reached an inflection point driven by the growing variety of devices that can take advantage of application streaming,” said Jeff Brown, vice president and general manager of the professional visualization business at NVIDIA. “By using the graphics horsepower of NVIDIA GRID on AWS, companies can stream applications to more customers on more screens with a lower barrier to entry.”

OTOY has enabled a Windows- and Linux-based Amazon Machine Image (AMI) with its ORBX middleware. SaaS companies can install their applications into OTOY’s AMI and begin streaming to Web browsers within minutes.

For more information, visit NVIDIA.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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