GBDX

GBDX Compute Hours

Overview

GBDX pricing tiers include a specified number of "GBDX Compute Hours". Pricing for compute hours is based on "GBDX Compute Units".

1 GBDX Compute Unit (GCU) = 1 hour of processing time on an r4.2xlarge Amazon EC2 instance in the Amazon-US East region*. GCU pricing is based on Amazon's Linux On Demand cost.

GBDX's Amazon EC2 configuration includes a variety of EC2 instance types. These instance types vary in CPU, memory, storage, and networking capacity. The number of GCUs varies by instance type. For example, a t2 medium uses .09 GCUs, while a much larger instance such as a d2.4xlarge uses 5.91 GCUs.

A smaller instance type will take longer to reach your GBDX Compute Hours limit, while a larger instance type will consume your allotted hours faster.

*At this time, all publicly available GBDX EC2 instances run in the Amazon-US East region.

Definitions

Term Definition
GBDX Compute Unit (GCU) A unit of GBDX Compute is the equivalent of 1 hour of r4.2xlarge Amazon EC2 instance in the Amazon-US East region.
GBDX Compute Hours Contract pricing includes a specified number of GBDX Compute Hours* , or GCUs. The actual number of Compute Hours may differ from the contract hours, depending on the EC2 instance type used.
Amazon EC2 Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud
EC2 Instance An EC2 instance is a virtual server in Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) for running applications on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) infrastructure.
EC2 Instance Type Instance types comprise varying combinations of CPU, memory, storage, and networking capacity. See Amazon EC2 Instance Types for a description of each type.

*Also referred to as "Task Processing Hours" or "GBDX Processing Hours".

Amazon EC2 Instances in GBDX Configuration

This chart shows each Amazon EC2 instance in the current GBDX configuration. The GBDX Compute Units column shows the number of units for the listed instance. The number of GCUs for a specified instance type is subject to change when Amazon's pricing changes.

Domain Instance Type GBDX Compute Units per hour CPU Mem (gig)
default r4.2xlarge 1.0 8 61
nvidiag2 g2.2xlarge 1.22 8 15
nvidiap2 p2.xlarge 1.69 4 61
raid d2.4xlarge 5.19 16 122
i2.4xlarge 6.41 16 122
i3.4xlarge 2.35 16 122
r44xlarge r4.4xlarge 2.00 16 122
t2medium t2.medium 0.09 2 4

GPU Specs

G2 Series with GRID 520 card

GPU configuration (September 2017)
ami-cccf2fb6
domain=nvidiag2
CUDA Driver Version = 8.0, CUDA Runtime Version = 8.0
NVIDIA-SMI 367.57     Driver Version: 367.57

P2 Series with K80 card

GPU configuration (September 2017)
ami-d0b744aa
domain=nvidiap2
CUDA Driver Version = 8.0, CUDA Runtime Version = 8.0
NVIDIA-SMI 375.51     Driver Version: 375.51

GBDX Compute Hours