Vultr, a large privately held cloud computing company, announced Cloud GPU availability of the NVIDIA A16, a premier graphics processing unit (GPU) for virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). The NVIDIA A16 is purpose-built for high-density, graphics-rich VDI, delivering a user experience nearly indistinguishable from a native PC for remote workers.
Vultr offers the full range of cloud computing, cloud GPU, cloud storage, bare metal, managed databases, Kubernetes and other cloud-native services across a global footprint.
The company was the pioneer and first cloud provider to offer fractions of the NVIDIA A100 Tensor Core GPU, which accelerates deep learning, high-performance computing (HPC) and data analytics, as well as the NVIDIA A40 GPU, delivering powerful graphics capabilities for visual computing.
Vultr’s solutions enable users to only pay for the resources they need instead of purchasing and installing GPUs themselves or renting full clusters from other cloud providers.
Cloud GPU instances featuring the NVIDIA A16 are ideal for running popular Windows and Linux desktop applications, such as developer IDEs like Visual Studio and Android Studio, or productivity applications like Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel, and Word. For graphics-intensive workloads such as visual effects (VFX), rendering, and computer-aided design (CAD), Cloud GPU instances with the NVIDIA A40 may be the better fit.
Cloud GPU instances can be used as remote desktops by connecting to them with clients such as Microsoft Remote Desktop, Parsec and VNC. Pricing starts at just $21.50 per month, or $0.032 per hour, making these cloud-based virtual desktops an affordable alternative to IT-managed physical personal computers.
While principally optimized for VDI, the NVIDIA A16 is a versatile GPU that also can be used for transcoding, streaming and machine learning inference. To support these compute-intensive use cases better, Vultr makes multiple interconnected NVIDIA A16, A100, and A40 GPUs available as bare metal servers.
Vultr offers its cloud computing service in 30 locations spanning six continents. Its Cloud GPU product is available in eight of these locations – Los Angeles, New Jersey, London, Frankfurt, Tokyo, Bangalore, Singapore and Sydney.
For information on Vultr and its support for the NVIDIA A16, visit https://www.vultr.com/products/cloud-gpu/