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.
|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".
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)|
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
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