UKCloud launches Cloud GPU services

UKCloud has launched its Cloud GPU computing service today, based on NVIDIA virtual GPU solutions with NVIDIA Tesla P100 and M60 GPUs (graphics processing units).

The service will support computational and visualisation intensive workloads for UKCloud’s UK public sector and healthcare customers.

UKCloud’s GPU-accelerated cloud service, branded as Cloud GPU, is available in two versions:

  • UKCloud’s Cloud GPU Compute: This is a GPU accelerated computing service, based on the NVIDIA Tesla P100 GPU and supports applications developed using NVIDIA CUDA, that enables parallel co-processing on both the CPU and GPU. Typical use cases include looking for cures, trends and research findings in medicine along with genomic sequencing, data mining and analytics in social engineering, and trend identification and predictive analytics in business or financial modelling and other applications of AI and deep learning.
  • UKCloud’s Cloud GPU Visualisation: This is a virtual GPU (vGPU) service, utilising the NVIDIA Tesla M60, that extends the power of NVIDIA GPU technology to virtual desktops and apps. In addition to powering remote workspaces, typical use cases include military training simulations and satellite image analysis in defence, medical imaging and complex image rendering.

Simon Hansford, CEO of UKCloud, said: “Building on the foundation of UKCloud’s secure, assured, UK-Sovereign platform, we are now able to offer a range of cloud-based compute, storage and GPU services to meet our customers’ complex workload requirements.”

UKCloud is the only provider that specialises in public sector and healthcare, which offers Cloud GPU computing services with NVIDIA GPUs.

“The public sector is driving more complex computational and visualisation intensive workloads than ever before, not only for CAD development packages, but also for tasks like the simulation of infrastructure changes in transport, for genetic sequencing in health or for battlefield simulation in defence,” added Hansford.

Written from press release by Leah Alger