Discuss link: Build 3D Streaming Applications with EC2's New G2 Instance Type (aws.typepad.com)
Amazon just launched a new type of instance for its EC2 cloud computing platform that is designed for applications that require 3D graphics capabilities. This is a pretty interesting move and is a step towards moving GPU functionality to the cloud. Similar to how we’ve seen desktop-based applications gradually move towards the cloud, I think we’ll start seeing GPU-based applications, including games, running completely on the cloud. Our local machines are slowly becoming dumb terminals. The bottleneck so far is network bandwidth, but it’s constantly improving.
Please log in or register to post a reply.