Advanced Computing in the Age of AI|Saturday, October 24, 2020
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AWS Reduces GPU Pricing for SageMaker 

Amazon Web Services is cutting prices on its SageMaker managed service for machine learning and deep learning as it attracts more financial services, healthcare and retail customers building and training ML models in production.

The cloud giant (NASDAQ: AMZN) said Wednesday (Oct. 7) it is reducing prices for GPU instances running SageMaker by as much as 18 percent. Reminiscent of earlier price cuts as AWS battled Microsoft Azure and Google (NASDAQ: GOOGL) for public cloud dominance, the reductions for SageMaker reflect the growing number of enterprise options for building, training and deploying machine and deep learning as production workloads.

The price reductions announced this week cover cloud GPUs running as Amazon Elastic Cloud Compute “P2” and “P3” instances. General purpose P2 instances provide up to 16 Nvidia K80 GPUs, 64 virtual CPUs and 732 Gb of host memory. Higher-end P3 instances deliver a maximum of 8 Nvidia V100 Tensor Core GPUs and up to 100 Gbps of networking throughput.

Read the full story here at sister website Datanami.

 

About the author: George Leopold

George Leopold has written about science and technology for more than 30 years, focusing on electronics and aerospace technology. He previously served as executive editor of Electronic Engineering Times. Leopold is the author of "Calculated Risk: The Supersonic Life and Times of Gus Grissom" (Purdue University Press, 2016).

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