DO Ideas 2

Add GPU instances

Powered with NVIDIA GPUs would be awesome for machine learning

  • Nenad Ticaric
  • Sep 11 2018
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  • Candido dessanti commented
    September 11, 2018 15:56

    It would be great but with the latest Eula from nvidia it’s not legal to use GeForce class videocards in data center for tasks like ML and AI; only quadro and Tesla are allowed.
    I would rent to use GPUs powered database anyway

  • Sam commented
    September 11, 2018 15:56

    The new optimized droplets might be what you want.

  • Christian Blair commented
    September 11, 2018 15:56

    Super cool news, Keith! Thanks DO!

  • Adrian Lim commented
    September 11, 2018 15:56

    Same! Am using DO for most of my cloud server work. Adding GPU adds the machine learning feature well for DO! :)

  • Kaloyan commented
    September 11, 2018 15:56

    Adding consumer oriented GPUs could be a really big win. I would look at Nnvidia's 1070/1080/1080TIs/Volta. Amazon is not in a great situation with their offer of AI oriented hardware at the moment (actually they have never been). They offer only enterprise stuff which are not always the most efficient way to satisfy this niche. For instance I get 3-5 times better results with a single 1080TI vs AWS p2.xlarge ( which costs ~750$/month, same as the 1080TI).

    BTW, I really like the effort DO is putting to compete with AWS. Would love to see where all this goes.

    Cheers
    Kaloyan

  • Keith Gonzales commented
    September 11, 2018 15:56

    Hi Nenad,
    Great suggestion! I'm a Product Manger here at DigitalOcean working on Machine Learning and I. I just wanted to send a quite note to let you know that we are researching GPUs right now. Also, be sure to check out our Machine Learning One-Click by looking into https://do.co/ml.
    More to come soon,
    Keith