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Radeon Pro graphics delivered from the cloud

The rapid acceleration of the number of organizations striving to deliver graphics from the cloud is no secret. And Radeon Pro virtualized GPUs have been purpose-built to do just that. Radeon Pro MxGPU (multiuser GPU) technology gives cloud services providers the ability to offer virtualized GPUs in their cloud environments. AMD’s virtualized, or shared, GPUs deliver better security and lower cost cloud-based instances that allow our cloud partners to flexibly scale their GPU-based environments.

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The technology behind the AMD’s GPUs for virtualization is called MxGPU (Multi-user GPU) enabling the industry’s first hardware-based virtualized GPU. AMD’s MxGPU is designed around an embedded virtualization engine, based on a PCI Express standard called SR-IOV. This engine allows the sharing of GPU resources across multiple users and delivers the predictable performance IT managers require and end users appreciate.

MxGPU is a simple approach to the tough GPU virtualization problem. Since virtualization functionality is built directly into silicon, only a small host driver is needed for the hypervisor. Cloud service providers embrace this approach as one that will make GPU virtualization simpler and accessible to more users.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has chosen AMD Radeon Pro MxGPU (multiuser GPU) technology for their new Graphics Design instance type on Amazon AppStream 2.0. Amazon AppStream 2.0 is a fully managed, secure application streaming service that allows you to stream desktop applications from AWS to any device running a web browser, without rewriting them.

The new Graphics Design instance type runs on our S7150x2 GPU, the virtualized graphics workhorse of our Radeon Pro graphics product. With Graphics Design instances, users can run graphics-accelerated applications at a fraction of the cost of using graphics workstations and can lower the cost of streaming a graphics app on AppStream 2.0 by up to 50% 1. These instances are ideal for delivering applications that rely on hardware acceleration of DirectX, OpenGL or OpenCL, such as Adobe Premiere Pro, Autodesk Revit or Siemens NX.

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AMD Radeon Pro GPUs Benefits

Benefits for running applications from the cloud powered by AMD Radeon Pro GPUs

  • Security
    As the datasets used by today’s designers and engineers get larger, they also get more valuable. Keeping this valuable IP on local PC and workstations, leave companies exposed to hacks, theft and compromise. Cloud delivered apps and workstations solve this.
  • Collaboration
    When apps and datasets are cloud delivered, designers and engineers work on them with out bringing them local or into a file share. Collaboration is more dynamic and enables a follow-the-sun, 24/7 efficiency.
  • Staffing Flexibility
    The modern organization is more dynamic and project-based. Companies add and subtract contract and permanent resources rapidly. Delivering app and desktop computing from the cloud, lets companies scale up and down as needed, at a lower cost and with no geographical boundries.
  • Performance scaling
    3D applications are deployed and rendered on the cloudinfrastructure and the output is streamed to adesktop browser. Because the application is running in the cloud, it can scale to handle vast computational and storage needs, regardless of the devices to which the applications are streamed.
  • Reaching more users on more devices
    By leveraging the power of Radeon Pro MxGPU technology, application providers can deliver experiences that wouldn’t normally be possible due to underperforming graphics capability of local devices.
  • GPU heavy lifting is done by AMD Radeon Pro graphics technology
    Applications are delivered by a GPU purpose-built to deliver workstation-class graphics performance from the cloud. Using Radeon Pro graphics drivers, application developers can be confident their application streamed from the cloud run with the performance they require and the experience users expect.
  • Responsive, high definition, workstation class GPU
    When implemented in cloud applications are delivered with the same responsive, high definition experience a user would get from a deskside workstation.
  • Fast-track enterprise IT productivity
    Enterprises can enable employees to use resource-hungry Windows applications without having to purchase new hardware. Companies worked about CAPEX budgets get the performance they need with out the equipment expense outlay.
  1. Radeon Pro graphics include professional graphics products such as Radeon Pro WX Series, Radeon Pro SSG, Radeon Pro Duo as well as legacy product solutions such as AMD FirePro, ATI FirePro, ATI FireMV, ATI FireGL and ATIFireStream. Learn more at

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