Alibaba Elastic GPU Service Reviews & Product Details


What is Alibaba Elastic GPU Service?

Elastic GPU Service (EGS) is a GPU-based computing service ideal for scenarios such as deep learning, video processing, scientific computing, and visualization. EGS solutions use the following GPUs: AMD FirePro S7150, NVIDIA Tesla M40, NVIDIA Tesla P100, NVIDIA Tesla P4, and NVIDIA Tesla V100.

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Alibaba Elastic GPU Service Profile Details

Alibaba Elastic GPU Service Profile Details

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Alibaba
Company Website
Year Founded
2009
Total Revenue (USD mm)
250,266
HQ Location
Hangzhou , China
Ownership
BABA
LinkedIn® Page
www.linkedin.com
Employees on LinkedIn®
1,947
Twitter
@alibaba_cloud
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Senior Software Developer
Information Technology and Services
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"Most powerful GPU service for scientific computing. "

What do you like best?

We have been implementing this tool to enables the deep learning within our organisation. By using this system as Infrastructure as a Service , the image recognition have also been introduced in our newly developed gadgets and all of this is only possible through IaaS product which could not be way better than Elastic GPU Service. It even acts as a complete computing infrastructure for our organisation where we could easily handle all the scientific computing and video processing .

What do you dislike?

It is an extremely powerful GPU that requires specialized training and experience to handle the advance scientific computing. Perfect and accurate results could be processed through it for all the engineering designs. We have implemented this product in our organization after critical analysis.of the terms and conditions but still our employees finding it hard to use it day-to-day routine.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have so far generated the most efficient and highly reliable designs for our engineers and manufacturing processes. High quality video renderring is also no more issue for us at all. It has really enhanced our productivity in the market.

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"Simple to implement, fast video process. "

What do you like best?

We use the GPU in the Alibaba cloud for processes that require more graphics, such as running 4k video processing and running photo editing applications in the cloud. In addition, GPu in the cloud increases the performance of the cloud.

What do you dislike?

Although physical GPUs are expensive, it is still expensive to use GPUs in the Alibaba cloud and start-up companies can not afford them.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If your business is a start-up, it's not worth it. If you plan to use GPUs for a long time, it is worth buying a physical GPU, since the overall cost is less than with physical GPUs for years.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Adding the Alibaba GPU service to the cloud improved the efficiency of applications by a huge margin. It saved a lot of capital costs, since we did not have to buy physical gpus, which is very expensive.

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"Powerful storage performance. "

What do you like best?

The excellent network performance delivered by EGS maximizes computing and processing performance for a wide range of complex computational scenarios.

What do you dislike?

RDP is not compatible with DirectX, OpenGL and other related applications. Therefore, you must install the VNC server and client or other protocols that support these applications, such as PCOIP or XenDesktop HDX 3D.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Elastic GPU instances have a high-speed local cache and can connect to ultra cloud or SSD disks in the cloud. This guarantees high data availability and maximizes processing and calculation performance.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Data is stored using Network Attached Storage (NAS) or Alibaba Cloud Object Storage Service (OSS). it helps us extract data from our internal network at any time, which guarantees the security of the data. In workplaces, Express Connect and NAT Gateway we use them to improve network experiences and reduce costs.

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"The GPU; It provides better performance. "

What do you like best?

It is highly scalable. We have grown, we have doubled our size and it has been easily scalable for us. Provides great performance with NVIDIA GPU cards, all virtual machines in the cloud have elastic specification functionality, but scaling back some virtual machines can create a significant amount of downtime for your server.

What do you dislike?

The customization of the number of cores, RAM beyond what Alibaba offers in their standard computing plans can be quite expensive.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

For companies that require instances accelerated by GPU, ELASTIC GPU SERVICE can be a good option.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

A primary benefit is high reliability. They have very good price and configuration options. Being able to configure them in different ways, for different types of environments, was something we needed.

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"It's fast. To implement, but also in terms of performance. "

What do you like best?

Easy to implement and manage. Alibaba Elastic GPU offers a wide variety of high-powered services, such as Nvidia Tesla GPU computing, high-bandwidth connection options and fully customizable metal servers.

What do you dislike?

The costs are much higher than one would expect, however, you get what you pay for and the cost of having a high quality computer available at hourly prices.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

The pricing options for the services are impressive, since they offer full services and high demand at hourly rates.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use Alibaba Elastic GPU Service as the last phase of our large data analysis, a high performance GPU for high performance video performance.

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" good option. "

What do you like best?

Alibaba Elastic GPU is a good option, we use instance with the amount we want of computation, memory and storage for the infrastructure, then we use Elastic GPU to add the amount of GPU resources that we need to accelerate the graphic performance of the application.

What do you dislike?

Some intangibles are a bit expensive for small businesses.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

You can set the correct amount of graphics acceleration for your particular workload without being limited by hardware configurations.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Alibaba Elastic GPU Service allows us to easily connect low-cost graphics acceleration to a wide range of Elastic GPU instances through the network.

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"perfect for high performance. "

What do you like best?

we used a dedicated GPU service, the implementation was a little complex but with the help of the support we were able to install it without further time, we liked the high performance of the GPU, we use NVIDIA Tesla M40 and Tesla P100 both are a powerful combination.

What do you dislike?

We did not have many inconveniences, maybe the price is somewhat high for small companies, but it was something we considered in our budget.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

they provide first-class support.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

we use it for a deep learning scenario, with those performances that the NVIDIA GPUs managed to fulfill our expectations.

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"The performance is great."

What do you like best?

The performance of Alibaba Elastic GPU Service is excellent and the storage optimization and duplication functions really work.

What do you dislike?

Some automation is needed at the maintenance level, there are many things you have to do manually instead of doing it automatically.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

The customization of the product is very broad. You can configure it in any way your organization needs.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

They have helped our small IT department to focus on all the other jobs we have instead of maintaining and massaging the older 3-tier architecture we went through. Alibaba Elastic GPU Service simply works as it should.

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"Great dedicated GPU service. "

What do you like best?

The implementation was very fast, we had several GPU options, in the end we decided on NVIDIA Tesla P4. Which gave us an excellent performance.

What do you dislike?

The cost for the hardware compatible with NVIDIA Tesla P4 is still very high, but it is shrinking fast.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is ideal for processing large quantities of small data sets, such as finance, commerce, science, astronomy and much more.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use it mainly for 3-D calculations, but they can be used to process anything, and I have used it successfully to process high frequency trading algorithms.

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"Alibaba Elastic GPU Service review. "

What do you like best?

It has a good service and is easy to implement, and also has great performance.

What do you dislike?

It is a great product, but quite expensive.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

They have excellent technical support.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

GPUs can communicate directly with each other through the use of PCI buses, greatly reducing the communication latency between GPUs, so they can be perfectly integrated into an elastic computing ecosystem to provide us with solutions that are ideal for computing scenarios in line or offline.

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"good performance. "

What do you like best?

excellent choice, great service with powerful GPU.

What do you dislike?

we would like options of choice of hybrid GPUs.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I recommend looking for enough information about the product before hiring the service.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We thought for a while about the implementation of the service, until a sister company recommended it. We needed to improve the power of our equipment but at the same time save on costs, this we achieved with Alibaba Elastic GPU Service.

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"Great help."

What do you like best?

Easy to implement, and hire the service with a good presentation.

What do you dislike?

the costs are somewhat high, depending on the service you choose.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I recommend it if you need to hire specialized services of high performance.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

we had great benefits when contracting the service, our calculation processes improved remarkably with the help of the specialized GPU.

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"Easy to scale"

What do you like best?

The service is easy and rapid to scale when needed.

What do you dislike?

The cost for long-term use is not cheap as advertised.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

At the end and start of the month, we need to generate financial report which need a mass of calculation capacity, which Alibaba Elastic GPU Service provides temporary service for enterprise.

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" first service. "

What do you like best?

What we liked the most was the large number of GPU services.

What do you dislike?

What we liked the least, were the costs of renovation.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

recommending a cost versus performance analysis.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The flexibility of EGS allows us to accelerate the graphic performance of virtual desktop applications and industrial design.

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"Great range of GPUs to create optimum network performance"

What do you like best?

Supports a wide range of computational scenarios with a powerful storage performance supported by NVMe drives.

What do you dislike?

Storage options could be made more flexible and cost-efficient.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Great for high performance computing applications.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Used to implement a simulated machine learning environment to compute the upper and lower threshold for average traffic flow through a network. The use of a wide range of GPUs with Alibaba Elastic GPU Services with an option to pay based on resource utilization proved very beneficial.

Alibaba Elastic GPU Service Features

  • Networking
  • Virtual Machines
  • Security
  • Maintenance
  • Cloud Migration
  • Storage Management

Alibaba Elastic GPU Service User Ratings

8.8
Ease of Use
Average: 8.7*
8.3
Quality of Support
Average: 8.6*
10.0
Ease of Setup
Average: 8.5*
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