We’re excited to announce that the newest version of our Bitfusion Ubuntu 14 Tensorflow AMI is now available in the AWS Marketplace with Tensorflow 1.0! This Tensorflow release marks a major milestone of functionality, robustness, and -- going forward -- backwards compatibility.
For those that don't know, Tensorflow is a popular open source framework for numerical computation using data flow graphs. Originally developed by engineers on the Google Brain Team for machine learning and deep neural nets, the nodes represent mathematical equations, and the graph edges connecting them are represented as multi-dimensional arrays (tensors).
The latest AMI includes Tensorflow 1.0, which introduces new features such as:
If you haven't checked them out yet, a great way to get caught up on all the interesting updates happening in the world of Tensorflow is to watch the Tensorflow Dev Summit 2017 videos on YouTube.
Our AMIs now have a new pricing scheme. Going forward, if an AMI is deployed on a t2.nano, t2.micro, or t2.small, there will be no Bitfusion software fee on top of the AWS charges. We want to make it even simpler to use Bitfusion to test out the latest release of your favorite deep learning framework or to do some initial model prototyping. Also, for large instances, we’ve capped our Bitfusion software fee to $0.297/hr. For a p2.16xlarge, that is almost a 5x software fee savings!
So, bottom line:
Python2 and Python 3 Support: Whether you prefer Python 2 or Python 3, we’ve added new and updated tools, libraries, and frameworks to support and handle both.
We’ve added the following libraries to provide a more comprehensive Tensorflow toolkit for data science and deep learning.
AWS recently announced their next generation GPU P2 instances. This new generation provides up to 16 NVIDIA K80 GPUs, 64 vCPUs and 732 GiB of host memory. In previous releases of our Bitfusion Tensorflow AMI, we included updated NVIDIA drivers, the CUDA toolkit, and CUDNN support, allowing you to tap into these new powerful instances.
All of our AMIs include a 5 day software free trial. Please try the Bitfusion Ubuntu 14 Tensorflow AMI available in the AWS Marketplace, today.