Amazon Web Services Deploys NVIDIA GRID GPUs
Software-as-a-Service Companies Can Use NVIDIA GRID GPUs on Demand
and Stream Graphics-Intensive Applications to Internet-Connected
SANTA CLARA, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 11/05/13 -- NVIDIA today
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.
This expands the uses of cloud computing from storage, data
processing and 2D applications to 3D, fully GPU-accelerated,
interactive consumer and professional applications. 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.
AWS is offering an NVIDIA GRID GPU instance, known as the G2
instance, via its Amazon EC2 cloud, starting today.
"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."
Designed for cloud computing, NVIDIA GRID GPUs make possible a new
generation of GPU-accelerated SaaS applications -- such as virtual
workstations, accelerated virtual desktops and gaming-as-a-service.
Based on the NVIDIA Kepler(TM) architecture, GRID GPUs include a
powerful H.264 encoding engine that lets high-resolution graphics be
compressed in real time and streamed to any internet-connected
As a result, internet-connected devices -- such as PCs, Macs,
tablets, the NVIDIA SHIELD(TM), smart TVs, micro-consoles or
smartphones -- can tap the tremendous power of GPUs to meet the needs
of scientists, researchers, designers, engineers, gamers and more.
"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 make it easy for software companies to deploy applications onto G2
instances, OTOY has enabled a Windows- and Linux-based Amazon Machine
Image (AMI) with OTOY's ORBX middleware. SaaS companies can install
their applications into OTOY's AMI and begin streaming to web
browsers within minutes.
To demonstrate the potential of app streaming on NVIDIA GRID, OTOY
and Autodesk are collaborating on technology that offers Autodesk's
most popular design applications through an OTOY AMI.
More information on NVIDIA GRID is available at www.nvidia.com/grid.
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Certain statements in this press release including, but not limited
to, statements as to: the benefits and performance of NVIDIA GRID
technology and its impact on SaaS applications are forward-looking
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technologies when integrated into systems; as well as other factors
detailed from time to time in the reports NVIDIA files with the
Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, including its Form 10-Q
for the fiscal period ended July 28, 2013. Copies of reports filed
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