IBM Cloud Enhances GPU capabilities

To support customers’ HPC and AI workloads efficiently, IBM Cloud® GPU offerings provide 17.3 percent better performance per dollar compared to AWS.

Why IBM Cloud for GPUs?

The value of choosing IBM Cloud for your GPU requirements rests within the IBM Cloud enterprise infrastructure, platform and services. You get direct access to one of the most flexible server-selection processes in the industry, seamless integration with your IBM Cloud architecture, APIs and applications, and a globally distributed network of modern data centers at your fingertips.

NVIDIA and IBM Cloud: Where better gaming performance lives

Whether you develop online games, build game platforms or create gaming innovations, IBM Cloud can help you deliver gaming experiences that perform and engage.

IBM Cloud GPUs versus the competition

Research shows you get more freedom of choice and flexibility with IBM Cloud GPU servers.

IBM versus AWS

IBM Cloud bare metal servers with GPUs deliver better performance per dollar on five TensorFlow machine-learning models than Amazon Web Services servers.

IBM versus Google Cloud

IBM Cloud offers GPUs on both bare metal and virtual servers. The only GPU options from Google Cloud are virtual server instances, as Google Cloud doesn’t offer bare metal instances.

IBM versus Alibaba

Both IBM Cloud and Alibaba Cloud offer GPU options on virtual machines, but IBM is unique in that they offer bare metal GPU as an option.

Virtual server GPU options

AC1.8x60

8 vCPU
60 GB RAM
1 x P100 GPU

Starting at:
USD 1.95 per hour

AC2.8x60

8 vCPU
20 GB RAM
1 x V100 GPU

Starting at:
USD 3.06 per hour

AC2.8x60

8 vCPU
60 GB RAM
1 x V100 GPU

Starting at:
USD 2,233 per month

Bare metal server GPU options

Intel Xeon 4210
NVIDIA T4 Graphics Card

20 cores
2.20 GHz
32 GB RAM

Starting at:
USD 819 per month

Intel Xeon 5218
NVIDIA T4 Graphics Card*

32 cores
2.30 GHz
32 GB RAM

Starting at:
USD 934 per month

Intel Xeon 6248
NVIDIA T4 Graphics Card

40 cores
2.50 GHz
32 GB RAM

Starting at:
USD 1,704 per month

Spectral MD transforms burn care with advanced imaging and machine learning

Diagnosing the severity of burns is hard; even the most experienced doctors frequently make errors. Harnessing the power of GPUs for cloud servers on IBM Cloud bare metal servers, Spectral MD, Inc. increased the speed of its DeepView Wound Imaging System, enabling more accurate diagnoses that drive better outcomes for patients and lower costs for healthcare providers.

Thanks to the computational power of the GPU processors, we can complete in less than one day machine learning tasks that previously would have taken us up to 10 days.

Jeffrey Thatcher, PhD Chief Scientist, Spectral MD

Client success stories

What is a GPU?

Alex Hudak, Offering Manager for IBM Cloud, defines a graphic processing unit (GPU) as "the extra brain power that the CPU can't do on its own." Watch as Alex explains the core basics of GPUs for cloud servers, why you would need them and how they are being used.

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Footnote

*20 TB bandwidth included in US, Canada and EU data centers; 5 TB bandwidth included in all other data centers. New prices and offers may not be combined with any other current or future discounts.