Amazon Working On EC2 Linux OpenGL Support, Considering Vulkan
Written by Michael Larabel in Standards on 30 November 2016 at 01:15 PM EST. 8 Comments
STANDARDS --
Amazon Web Services today revealed more information about their EC2 Elastic GPUs support they are working to implement in the cloud.

Amazon's Elastic GPUs will be offered in four different tiers and range in GPU memory capacity from 1GB to 8GB. They also revealed their work on an Amazon-optimized OpenGL library for Elastic GPUs. They shared that initially there is just Windows support for OpenGL but they are working to support Amazon Linux AMI with their OpenGL implementation. They are also looking at Vulkan support (and DirectX too, sadly).

With the Amazon EC2 OpenGL support they are promoting their acquired NICE Desktop Cloud Visualization software for showing renderings via HTML5 web-browsers.

Those curious about Amazon's EC2 OpenGL plans can be found via this aws.amazon.com post. Will be interesting to hear more technical implementation details when available.
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