Compute - GPU

Virtual machines equipped with NVIDIA Quadro GPUs. Ideal for complex processing and GPU-optimized workloads.

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Scientists, artists, and engineers need access to significant parallel computational power. Linode offers GPU-optimized virtual machines accelerated by the NVIDIA Quadro RTX 6000, harnessing the power of CUDA, Tensor, and RT cores to execute complex processing, deep learning, and ray tracing workloads.

GPU plans are ideal for highly specialized workloads that would benefit from dedicated NVIDIA GPUs, including maching learning, AI, and data/graphics processing.


Between purchasing, installing, and maintaining GPUs, the cost of ownership is often high. Linode GPUs allow you to leverage the power of GPUs while benefiting from the main value proposition of cloud: turning a CapEx into an OpEx.

Market Leading Hardware

Linode GPUs are NVIDIA Quadro RTX 6000 units, currently considered one of the best in market GPUs. With CUDA, Tensor, and RT cores in each unit, these GPUs support any use cases associated with parallel processing, deep learning, or ray tracing.

One GPU card isn’t enough for your projected workloads? Not a problem. Linode GPU plans offer up to four cards per instance, depending on how much horsepower you need.

Dedicated Competition-Free Resources

A GPU Compute Instance’s vCPU cores are dedicated and accessible only to you. Because the vCPU cores are not shared, no other Compute Instances can utilize them. Your instance never has to wait for another process, enabling your software to run at peak speed and efficiency. This allows you to run workloads that require full-duty work (100% CPU all day, every day) at peak performance.

GPU Compute Instances are suitable for specialized workloads that are optimized for GPUs:

  • Machine learning and AI
  • Big data processing
  • Video encoding
  • Graphics processing

See the Use Cases for Linode GPU Instances guide to learn more about these use cases.


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Plans and Pricing

ResourceAvailable Plans
GPU cards1-4 cards
vCPU cores8-24 cores
Memory32 GB - 128 GB
Storage640 GB - 2560 GB
Outbound Network Transfer16 TB - 20 TB
Outbound Network Bandwidth10 Gbps

Pricing starts at $1,000/mo ($1.50/hr) for a GPU Instance with 1 GPU card, 8 vCPU cores, 32 GB of memory, and 640 GB of SSD storage. Review the Pricing page for additional plans and their associated costs. See the Comparison of Compute Instances section below to learn more about other Instance types.

In some cases, a $100 deposit may be required to deploy GPU Compute Instances. This may include new accounts that have been active for less than 90 days and accounts that have spent less than $100 on Linode services. If you are unable to deploy GPU instances, contact Support for assistance.

Additional Technical Specifications

In addition to the resources allocated to each available plan (outlined above), GPU Compute Instances have the following specifications:

  • NVIDIA Quadro RTX 6000 GPUs
  • Dedicated vCPU cores
  • 100% SSD (Solid State Disk) storage
  • 40 Gbps inbound network bandwidth
  • Free inbound network transfer
  • Dedicated IPv4 and IPv6 addresses (additional addresses available on request)
  • Deploy using the many available Linux Distributions, Marketplace Apps, or Community StackScripts
  • Direct console access through Lish
  • Provisioning and management through the Cloud Manager, Linode CLI, or programmatically through the Linode API
  • Multi-queue NIC support on plans with 2 or more vCPU cores.

Services Included at No Extra Cost

Linode bundles the following services with all Compute Instances:

Complementary Paid Services

To help build and manage your applications, consider complementing your Compute Instance with the following compatible services:

Comparison of Compute Instances

Instance TypeCPUOverview
Shared CPU InstanceShared1 GB - 192 GB Memory, 1 - 32 vCPUs, 25 GB - 2840 GB Storage
Starting at $5/mo ($0.0075/hour)

Offers a balanced array of resources coupled with shared CPUs, which keeps costs down while still supporting a wide variety of cloud applications.

Best for development servers, staging servers, low traffic web applications, and almost any modern web application.
Dedicated CPU InstanceDedicated4 GB - 512 GB Memory, 2 - 64 vCPUs, 80 GB - 7200 GB Storage
Starting at $30/mo ($0.045/hour)

Equipped with Dedicated CPUs, which provide competition free guaranteed CPU resources. Perfectly balanced for most production applications.

Best for production websites, enterprise applications, high traffic databases, and any application that requires 100% sustained CPU usage.
High Memory InstanceDedicated24 GB - 300 GB Memory, 2 - 16 vCPUs, 20 GB - 340 GB Storage
Starting at $60/mo ($0.09/hour)

Optimized for memory-intensive applications and equipped with Dedicated CPUs, which provide competition free guaranteed CPU resources.

Best for in-memory databases, in-memory caching systems, big data processing, and any production application that requires a large amount of memory while keeping costs down.
GPU InstanceDedicated32 GB - 128 GB Memory, 8 - 24 vCPUs, 640 GB - 2560 GB Storage
Starting at $1000/mo ($1.50/hour)

The only instance type that’s equipped with Nvidia Quadro RTX 6000 GPUs (up to 4) for on demand execution of complex processing workloads.

Best for applications that require massive amounts of parallel processing power, including machine learning, AI, graphics processing, and big data analysis.

See Choosing a Compute Instance Type and Plan for a full comparison.

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