Innovations in deep learning (DL), especially the rapid growth of large language models (LLMs), have taken the industry by storm. DL models have grown from millions to billions of parameters and are demonstrating exciting new capabilities. They are fueling new applications such as generative AI or advanced research in healthcare and life sciences. AWS has been innovating across chips, servers, data center connectivity, and software to accelerate such DL workloads at scale.
At AWS re:Invent 2022, we announced the preview of Amazon EC2 Inf2 instances powered by AWS Inferentia2, the latest AWS-designed ML chip. Inf2 instances are designed to run high-performance DL inference applications at scale globally. They are the most cost-effective and energy-efficient option on Amazon EC2 for deploying the latest innovations in generative AI, such as GPT-J or Open Pre-trained Transformer (OPT) language models.
Today, I’m excited to announce that Amazon EC2 Inf2 instances are now generally available!