Today at AWS re:Invent 2021, AWS announced the general availability of Amazon EC2 G5g instances—bringing the first NVIDIA GPU-accelerated Arm-based instance to the AWS cloud. The new EC2 G5g instance features AWS Graviton2 processors, based on the 64-bit Arm Neoverse cores, and NVIDIA T4G Tensor Core GPUs, enhanced for graphics-intensive applications.
This powerful combination creates an optimal development environment for Android game content. It also brings a richer Android gaming experience to be streamed to a diverse set of mobile devices anywhere.
Unlocking enhanced Android game streaming for mobile devices
EC2 G5g instances enable game developers to support and optimize games for high-quality streaming on a wide range of mobile devices. You can develop Android games natively on Arm-based Graviton2 processors, accelerate graphics rendering and encoding with NVIDIA T4G GPUs, and stream games to mobile devices eliminating the need for emulation software and cross-compilation.
This brings together breakthrough graphics performance powered by NVIDIA RTX technology, the price performance of AWS Graviton2 processors, and the elastic scaling of the AWS cloud for Android-in-the-Cloud gaming services.
A number of customers are already building cloud game development and gaming platforms on AWS, and are up and running on the new G5g instance.
Initially a simple, fast, developer’s favorite Android emulator, Genymotion has evolved into a full-fledged Android platform, available across multiple channels both in the cloud and on your desktop. NVIDIA has worked closely with Genymobile to accelerate its platform on the G5g instances, improving the performance and density of its solution in the cloud.
now.gg offers a mobile cloud gaming platform that enables game developers to publish games directly to the cloud. By leveraging the power of the new G5g instances, now.gg enables gamers to access and stream high-performance games on mobile devices anywhere without lag or compromising on gaming experience
The company has launched its Anbox Cloud Appliance, a small-scale version of Canonical’s Anbox Cloud, built for rapid prototyping of Android-in-the-Cloud solutions on the new G5g instance. Additionally, AWS Marketplace makes Anbox Cloud readily available with access to a more extensive set of instance types, including support for Arm CPUs and NVIDIA GPUs. Developers can upload their Android apps, configure and virtualize Android devices, and stream graphical output in real time to any web or mobile client. This development environment allows you to unleash your creativity to invent new user experiences.
Accelerating Arm-based HPC and AI
In addition to being a great gaming and game development platform, AWS’ new G5g instance also brings the NVIDIA Arm HPC SDK to cloud computing. With support for the NVIDIA T4G GPU and the Arm-based Graviton CPU, the NVIDIA Arm HPC SDK provides the tools you need to build NVIDIA GPU-accelerated HPC applications in the cloud.
EC2 G5g instances can also be used to build and deploy high-performance, cost-effective AI-powered applications at scale. You can use the NVIDIA Deep Learning Amazon Machine Image on AWS Marketplace. This comes preconfigured with all the necessary NVIDIA drivers, libraries, and dependencies to run Arm-enabled software from the NVIDIA NGC catalog.
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