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For machine learning, ray tracing and other GPU workloads, Linode benchmarking report reveals new competitive market option for high-performance cloud-based computing.

Mumbai, NFAPost: Alternative cloud provider Linode delivers the most cost-effective GPU-based VMs on the market, especially for rendering workloads, states a report.

The report “GPU Price-Performance Benchmarking‘ is a commissioned research by Cloud Spectator evaluating the price-performance of Linode GPU-based virtual machines against those of Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Compute Engine.

Cloud Spectator performed more than 100 benchmark iterations over multiple days to capture accurate performance data. The 16-page report illustrates Cloud Spectator’s findings states that Linode offers excellent value when it comes to its introductory GPU-based VMs.

Excellent value

By using benchmarks on multiple GPU VMs, Cloud Spectator found that Linode offers excellent value when it comes to its introductory GPU-based VMs. The study found that NVIDIA Quadro RTX6000-based VMs from Linode outperformed others in the study when it came to rendering workloads, as well as in performance per dollar spent. The report cites the primary drivers for Linode’s strong price-performance as:

A competitive pricing model compared to the other providers. Linode provides the same hourly and monthly pricing for all regions. Bandwidth is bundled with each virtual machine (VM): the 32GB GPU VM comes with 10TB included in the $1000/mo price. With other providers, pricing is often more complicated, sometimes varying by region and often requiring users to pay per GB of outgoing bandwidth, which is not always easy to plan for from month to month.

Solid performance scores, especially for video and image rendering workloads. Performance per dollar on 32GB Linodes with the RTX6000 consistently outperformed competitors in the study for Gaussian blur, depth of field and V-ray (a 3-D rendering benchmark).

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Commenting on the company’s performance, Linode Lead Research and Development Engineer Alex Peña said the report shows how various workloads perform on Linode compared to GPU-based virtual machines from the three largest hyperscale cloud service providers,

“Using a standardized and repeatable testing methodology, Cloud Spectator tested four different GPU-based VMs to evaluate performance for a wide range of workloads, and the results show how users can achieve improved performance and cost per instance with Linode,” said Linode Lead Research and Development Engineer Alex Peña.

Linode’s virtual machine GPU instances give scientists, artists, and engineers working on artificial intelligence, graphic visualization, and complex modeling a cost-competitive alternative to hyperscale cloud providers.

Cloud computing

Linode virtual machine GPU plans include generous network transfer and predictable pricing starting at $1000/mo. For more information, visit https://www.linode.com/products/gpu/.

Linode accelerates innovation by making cloud computing simple, accessible, and affordable to all. Founded in 2003, Linode helped pioneer the cloud computing industry and is today the largest independent open cloud provider in the world.

Headquartered in Philadelphia’s Old City, the company empowers more than a million developers, startups, and businesses across its global network of 11 data centers, including the one in Mumbai.

Download the full report here.

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