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NVIDIA Tesla GPUs Based on Volta Architecture Generally Available in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Karan Batta
Vice President, Product

Just six months ago at Oracle’s OpenWorld last October, we announced a collaboration with NVIDIA and released our first bare-metal GPU offering based on the company’s Pascal Architecture. This offering saw customers running production workloads with use cases in both traditional HPC and AI & Deep Learning. We also made a promise to our customers to continue to innovate on our offerings and be at the cutting edge of accelerated hardware in the cloud.

Hence, we’re excited to announce the General Availability of NVIDIA’s Tesla GPUs, based on the Volta architecture, as a new Oracle Cloud Infrastructure compute instance offering. Today, you can launch a compute instance with eight NVIDIA Tesla V100 GPUs with NVLINK on our high performance cloud, which provides industry leading networking stack and NVMe Block Storage. This new compute instance is available today in our US Ashburn Region, with global expansion in the near future. This offering joins our previously released instances that provide up to two Pascal-based Tesla GPUs, available in both US and Europe regions.

This new offering makes Oracle Cloud Infrastructure the best price-performance option compared to other public cloud providers. Along with the bare metal offering available today, we will be releasing virtual machine support for NVIDIA Tesla Volta as well in the coming weeks allowing customers to launch VMs with 1, 2, or 4 GPUs per VM. We’re also going to innovate further and continue our collaboration with NVIDIA by providing customers the newly announced Tesla V100 32GB GPUs. We are excited to offer customers these GPUs with double the memory capacity as part of our future offering.

Expanded Access to Deep Learning and HPC Tools, On-Demand

Additionally, we’re excited to announce limited availability for NVIDIA GPU CLOUD (NGC) on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure for both Pascal and Volta-based compute offerings. With NVIDIA GPU Cloud, researchers and data scientists get access to a wide range of GPU-optimized software tools for deep learning and HPC. It also includes tuned, tested, and maintained containers for top deep learning frameworks. You can launch the NGC image in our Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) web console, and find more information at https://cloud.oracle.com/iaas/gpu.

“AI is a strategic imperative for every industry. With the availability of Tesla V100 in OCI, researchers and developers can tap into the world’s fastest accelerators to fuel faster discoveries and insights,” said Ian Buck, vice president and general manager of Accelerated Computing at NVIDIA. “The integration of NVIDIA GPU Cloud’s software containers optimized to fully leverage the Tesla V100 will ensure that enterprises around the world can access the technology they need to accelerate their AI research and deliver powerful new AI products and services.”

We’re Not Done Yet! Now, Design and Engineering Apps on the Oracle Cloud

We are also launching limited availability of NVIDIA GRID for GPU-accelerated graphics on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. With it, creative and technical professionals can maximize their productivity from anywhere by accessing the most demanding professional design and engineering applications from the cloud.

We’re partnering up with leading providers Citrix and Teradici to enable a more complete experience for customers.

Customers can run Citrix’s XenApp and XenDesktop, powered by Citrix HDX technologies. HDX 3D Pro technologies optimize the performance of graphics-intensive 3D professional applications for Windows and Linux virtual desktops.

“The availability of NVIDIA’s Tesla GPUs on Oracle Cloud infrastructure is a compelling offering for any customers that need to provide access to 3D graphics applications,” said Sridhar Mullapudi, vice president, product management, Citrix. “By combining the power of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, NVIDIA Tesla GPUs and Citrix HDX 3D Pro, organizations can provide premium graphics performance to engineers, designers and other professionals without worrying about the cost or the limitations of requiring expensive graphics workstations. It’s a particularly compelling solution for businesses that need to provide remote access to graphics intensive applications.”

Oracle and Teradici are also making Teradici Cloud Access Software, powered by the PCoIP protocol, available to try on Oracle’s GPU instances. Whether it's a specialized tool for analyzing seismic models or an entire workspace, Teradici Cloud Access Software is simple to deploy and allows users to securely access the same applications and workflows they are already familiar with, from anywhere and at any time. You can start testing Teradici Cloud Access Software today through the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Jump Start program.

“Teradici is thrilled to work with Oracle to enable customers to easily try Cloud Access Software on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. NVIDIA Tesla GPU instances on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure with Teradici Cloud Access Software deliver a highly-responsive user experience for graphics-intensive applications in industries such as Media & Entertainment, Design Manufacturing, Architecture, Engineering & Construction, and Oil & Gas,” said Ziad Lammam, vice-president, product management & marketing, Teradici.

You’ll have a chance to see and try out these offerings live in person this week at NVIDIA’s GPU Technology Conference (GTC). Come by Oracle’s booth #822 this week to chat with our engineering and product teams. Additionally, mark your calendars to attend our technical sessions this week as well.

We are certain that after today’s announcements, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is the best place for all things accelerated. Whether you are running compute intensive workloads or graphics intensive applications – Oracle Cloud Infrastructure has it all!

For more information on any of today’s announcements please visit https://cloud.oracle.com/iaas/gpu.

To learn more about High Performance Computing on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure please visit https://cloud.oracle.com/iaas/hpc.


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