Nvidia, VMware extend GPU solutions to Amazon Web Services

Nvidia, VMware extend GPU solutions to Amazon Web Services
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Chip maker Nvidia and VMware announced they are working together to deliver graphics processing unit (GPU) services for VMware Cloud on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) platform. 

The availability of the GPU services on AWS would help modern enterprise applications move forward, including technologies such as artificial intelligence, data analytics and machine learning, an official release said. 

The services will help customers migrate VMware applications and containers to the cloud without any hassles. Additionally, the applications can be upgraded with high-performance computing, machine learning, video processing techniques and data analytics.

Other benefits of VMware Cloud on AWS with Nvidia GPU include uninterrupted portability, scalable and agile AWS infrastructure and faster computing power for modern applications backed by modern AI/ML analytics capabilities.

Nvidia pointed out that with the rapid adoption of AI, the need for powerful computers to create predictive models from petabytes of corporate data has also increased.

Image and voice recognition, financial modelling, natural language processing using neural networks and a host of other high performance computing requirements are becoming the norm across industries today. Nvidia claims many clients rely on its GPU solutions to meet these requirements.  

From VMWare’s side, its acquisition of Bitfusion, an artificial intelligence-enabled GPU platform, has strengthened the company’s GPU offerings for enterprises who work with artificial intelligence and machine learning workloads.

The availability of Nvidia backed-VMware Cloud on AWS will help customers use a secure cloud service that consists of Amazon EC2 (Amazon’s elastic compute cloud) backed by Nvidia’s T4(Tensor 4) GPUs and Nvidia virtual compute server, which helps increase the speed of virtualisation onto the cloud.  

“From operational intelligence to artificial intelligence, businesses rely on GPU-accelerated computing to make fast, accurate predictions that directly impact their bottom line,” said Jensen Huang, founder and chief executive officer, Nvidia.

With VMware as a partner, Nvidia is designing an advanced GPU infrastructure to bring in more innovation into enterprises, Huang said. 

“Our customers are embracing the unique value of VMware Cloud on AWS to accelerate the migration and modernization of business-critical applications,” said Pat Gelsinger, chief executive officer, VMware.