AMD GPUs deliver the first shared GPU instances for Microsoft Azure – NVv4 instances
Today, the first Azure instances utilising GPU partitioning technology became available. These instances effectively enable a large server GPU to be partitioned, supplying VMs with an appropriately sized GPU, and opening the way for potential savings in the cost for GPU-enabled cloud VMs.
The result is a portfolio of instances leveraging both AMD CPUs and GPUs that are sized to the realistic needs of users; ranging from smaller instances that align to the needs of Office workers or Mobile CAD workstations (2 and 4 GB equivalent GPU resource) to larger instances that can support heavier graphical needs and session sharing like needs. AMD professional GPU drivers are offered free along with these instances.
|vCPU||Memory||GPU memory||Azure network|
|Standard_NV4as_v4||4||14 GB||2 GB||50 Gbps|
|Standard_NV8as_v4||8||28 GB||4 GB||50 Gbps|
|Standard_NV16as_v4||16||56 GB||8 GB||50 Gbps|
|Standard_NV32as_v4||32||112 GB||16 GB||50 Gbps|
Initially NVv4 instances will be available in Azure Regions early next year in the South Central US and West Europe Azure regions.
Sign-up for preview using this link: https://aka.ms/NVv4Signup
AMD Technology enables Microsoft Azure at Ignite 2019 Microsoft the preview; the interest it attracted in the booth but also in the End User Computing (EUC) and similar communities was fantastic, and it was great to speak to so many users about their enthusiasm for the options. I was cheered to see a blog by cloud community expert Marius Sandbu that covered the announcement but also caught the spirit of what we had hoped to convey.
- MxGPU Home Page
- https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/pricing/details/virtual-machines/windows/AMD Whitepaper Overview of SR-IOV for MxGPU
AMD at Microsoft Ignite
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