NVIDIA leads the market in GPU technology. Their innovation is present in everything from the films you watch, to programs powered by machine learning like virtual personal assistants and product recommendations. Linode is the only alternative cloud provider offering access to the Quadro RTX line of GPUs running NVIDIA’s latest generation of GPU architecture.
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 6000
Linode GPU Instances are powered by the NVIDIA Quadro RTX 6000, a versatile GPU made by industry leaders in GPU technology. The Quadro RTX includes RT cores specifically designed to accelerate ray tracing for graphics and video rendering. Linode’s engineers selected the NVIDIA Quadro RTX 6000 for its versatile combination of CUDA, Tensor, and RT cores. Linode is dedicated to making GPU technology accessible and affordable so more developers can access the power they need to innovate.
Linode GPU Use Cases
A Cloud GPU Milestone from the Industry Leader
The NVIDIA RTX is the most efficient rendering solution for virtual workstations in the cloud. Designed for a variety of use cases and workloads, including massive datasets, 3-D models, and large assemblies.
4,608 CUDA Cores
Speed simulation, global illumination, and accelerate leading rendering applications built on CUDA-X Graphics.
576 Turing Tensor Cores
AI denoising technology significantly reduces rendering times for high fidelity images that are visually noiseless, enabling artists to iterate faster.
72 Ray Tracing Cores
Enable real-time ray tracing of objects and environments with physically accurate shadows, reflections, refractions, and global illumination.
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 6000 Additional Specs
|CUDA Cores (Parallel-Processing)||4,608|
|Tensor Cores (Machine & Deep Learning)||576|
|RT Cored (Ray Tracing)||72|
|GPU Memory||24 GB GDDR6|
|Rays Cast||10 Giga Rays / Sec|
|FP32 Performance||16.3 TFLOPS|
GPU Price-Performance Benchmarking
“Linode far exceeded what the other providers could provide in terms of GPU performance per dollar spent… Based on this study, Linode provides the most cost-effective GPU-based VMs on the market, especially for rendering workloads.” - Cloud Spectator, May 2020
A recent cloud GPU performance benchmarking report by Cloud Spectator compares Linode’s GPU instances to other providers. Linode GPU led performance scoring for Gaussian Blur and Depth Field performance, and consistently led the pack in performance per dollar. In addition to the powerful performance of the NVIDIA Quadro RTX 6000, Linode’s on-demand GPU plans are half the cost of comparable plans on Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure, and Amazon Web Services.