AWS Boosts Graphics and Desktop Horsepower with ‘Pro” Services

Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS), is attracting high-end power users by offering new “Pro” services for cloud virtual graphics workstations.
Amazon WorkSpaces GraphicsPro bundles now include a dedicated NVIDIA TeslaM60 GPU and 8GB of GPU memory. Storage options range from a 100GB root and 100GB user volumes to 1 TB volumes.
The company stated that GraphicsPro bundles are perfect for complex graphics applications like 3D visualizations, 3D Rendering, image processing, video encode, media encode, seismic visualization, data mining, and 3D visualizations. These applications require high-performance graphics processing with dedicated GPU hardware and lots GPU memory. GraphicsPro bundles allow you to deploy cloud graphics workstations instantly and eliminate the need to purchase and manage expensive, specialized graphics workstations.
AWS also introduced the Amazon WorkSpaces PowerPro bundle on the same date (18 Oct. 18) for resource-intensive workloads.
These bundles include 8 vCPUs, 32 GiB RAM, and volume storage that can range from an 80GB root and 100GB user volume configuration to one TB volumes.
AWS stated that PowerPro bundles allow developers, scientists, engineers, and analysts to run memory-intensive and CPU-intensive applications from their WorkSpace. Developers can use applications such as Visual Studio, IntelliJ and Eclipse to run large compile or development jobs. Scientists and engineers can run complex simulations with tools like MatLab, R and Octave. To take advantage of AWS high speed networks and faster data analysis and modeling, you can co-locate large data files in AWS with your PowerPro WorkSpace.
PowerPro bundles can be found in all regions where Amazon WorkSpaces is accessible. GraphicsPro bundles, however, are only available in seven AWS regions: US East and Norther Virginia; US West (Oregon); EU (Ireland); EU (Frankfurt); Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Asia Pacific(Sydney), and Asia Pacific [Singapore].