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Enhance IBM Cloud virtual servers with NVIDIA Tesla P100 GPUs

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We’re excited to announce the global availability of NVIDIA®Tesla®P100 graphics processing units (GPUs) in IBM Cloud’s virtual server environment. Customers have already begun taking advantage of NVIDIA® Tesla® P100 capabilities on our virtual servers in the U.S.; now you can access those same capabilities in Europe.

Using the power of NVIDIA® Tesla® P100 GPUs, you can significantly accelerate the performance of your compute heavy workloads, such as data analytics, AI, high performance computing (HPC), and graphics-intensive applications.The NVIDIA®Tesla®P100 accomplishes this by delivering 4.7 teraFLOPS of double-precision performance to accelerate compute-intensive workloads. The addition of a NVIDIA®Tesla®P100 accelerator delivers up to 65 percent more machine learning capabilities and 50 times the performance than its predecessor, the Tesla K80. Read more on testing here.

The following flavors are now available in the U.S. and Europe with block and local SSD storage options:

Flavor GPU GPU RAM (GB) vCPU RAM(GB) Storage Type Boot Disc (GB) Secondary Discs (GB)
ac1.8×60 1 P100 16 8 `60 Block (SAN) 25 and 100 4 x 2000
ac1.8×60 1 P100 16 8 60 Local SSD 100 2 x 300
ac1.16×120 2 P100 32 16 120 Block (SAN) 25 and 100 4 x 2000
ac1.16×120 2 P100 32 16 120 Local SSD 100 2 x600

IBM Cloud offers the NVIDIA® Tesla®P100 GPU on both bare metal and virtual servers so you have choices to best suit your organization’s workloads. With NVIDIA® GPU support on virtual servers, you are able to take advantage of the raw power of bare metal in conjunction with scale and rapid provisioning.

How to order

If you’re ready to order, head to the “Virtual server GPU options” section of the page and click “Order Now.” Or you can visit the ‘documentation’ to learn more about the virtual GPU family, including data center availability and OS support.

You can also visit our GPU site to learn how you can save 50% on select NVIDIA GPUs today.

Offering Manager, IBM Watson and Cloud Platform

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