All-new high-powered NVIDIA Ampere instances! 🔋

We're pleased to announce a series of new GPU-backed instances available on both Core and Gradient featuring NVIDIA's Ampere microarchitecture!

Introducing all-new Ampere instances! announcement 

Announced in mid-2020, Ampere is the codename for NVIDIA's latest line of GPU accelerator cards. Competition for these cards has been fierce and we're happy to bring you four flavors of Ampere, anchored by the top-of-the-line A100.

Introducing Ampere instances

In addition to the instances listed, we've also introduced 2-way, 4-way, and 8-way configurations for these cards. 

The full table of instances on Paperspace has been updated in the docs. In general, any instance made available on Core will arrive in Gradient shortly thereafter.

Multi-GPU also comes to Windows machines improvement  

One thing you might have noticed already is that multi-GPU instances in Core are no longer exclusive to Linux. You can now spin-up any multi-GPU instance on a Windows machine!

Check out the Paperspace console to get started. 

Model-backed deployments in Gradient Deployments improvement  

We added an important feature to Gradient Deployments: model-backed deployments! 

Gradient Deployments

It's now possible to inject a model at deployment runtime which means Gradient is now able to fetch a model from the Gradient model registry directly. Models can also be referenced from an external S3 bucket.

For more information, read the docs or reach out if you'd like a demo!

State persistence bugs in Gradient Notebooks improvement  

We made substantial improvements to the way that application and cell state is managed in Gradient Notebooks. 

Previously, if you navigated away from a notebook while a cell was running and then returned to the notebook, the cell would sometimes lose its state. We're happy to have implemented a substantial fix to this issue and a number of other issues influencing state management.

If you have feedback for us, please drop us a line!

Autosave, private notebooks, a number of bugfixes, and more! 🧑‍🔧

We've released a number of improvements and bugfixes for Gradient!

Gradient Notebooks now autosave by default improvement

We've improved the autosave functionality of notebooks! Whereas before only .ipynb files would save automatically, we now provide autosave functionality for all filetypes within notebooks.

Notebooks running on free GPU instances can now be private on Pro or Growth subscriptions improvement 

If you're on the Gradient Pro or Growth plan, notebooks that run on Free GPU instances can now be made private.

PyTorch container updated to version 1.10, TensorFlow container updated to 2.6.0 

We've updated both PyTorch and TensorFlow default containers in Gradient Notebooks to their latest stable release versions. The new runtimes are now available in the Gradient console. 

Other improvements

  • Gradient Deployments are now able to pull from models registered in Gradient
  • Overall GPU capacity has increased after addressing an issue related to read-only filesystems used by Gradient Notebooks

Bugfixes

  • We fixed a bug in the notebook create menu that sometimes caused the Workspace URL field not to update when selecting a new runtime
  • We fixed a bug in notebooks that sometimes caused deleted files to linger in the file management pane
  • We fixed a bug in notebooks that caused an empty file to be added to new directories
  • We fixed a bug that sometimes generated duplicate and triplicate notifications when switching teams


New instance types across Core 🐣

We've added RTX4000 and RTX5000 instances to CA1 and NY2 regions, as well as multi-GPU instances for Linux, and new low-cost CPU-only instances for Windows!

Introducing RTX4000 and RTX5000 announcement 

We're pleased to announce RTX4000 and RTX5000 instances are now generally available! 

These cards are based on NVIDIA's Turing microarchitecture and are more than 40% faster than their Pascal series counterparts.

Try RTX

Multi-GPU instances now available on Linux! announcement 

You can now access multi-GPU instances across all regions when selecting Linux as your OS!

P5000x2 instances start at $1.56/hr while P6000x2 instances start at $2.20/hr. 

Try multi-GPU


Low-cost Windows instances now available improvement 

We solidified CPU-only offerings for Windows instances and now provide C5 - C10 instances at an affordable hourly rate.

For just $0.08/hr you can run a full Core VM in the cloud!


Other Improvements

  • We improved our backend error monitoring capabilities giving us substantially more insight into performance degradation and remediation
  • We accelerated our equipment purchasing plan to provide new hardware faster to meet demand
  • We re-wrote some business logic around storage capacity to be able to deliver much faster upgrades


More console improvements! 🧘

Last month we introduced a product selector to the console. 

Today we've launched a second phase of console redesign, adding product and team selectors to the top navigation bar and removing the sidebar entirely.

You can now find all entities that used to appear in the sidebar on the horizontal subheading bar.

We hope you enjoy the breathing room. 

Full blogpost here.

New Product Selector Sidebar!

There's a new product selector in the console sidebar! 

That means that you can now clearly delineate your Core and Gradient workspaces and have greater confidence navigating the console.

(There's also a new Paperspace Team & Accounts view to better manage your personal and team account settings.)

Gradient metrics load faster Gradient 

There was an issue where Gradient metrics would take a while to load if the workload had been running for an extended period of time. The new metrics experience is blazing fast!

New desktop app Core 

A new desktop app (v10.0) was launched with a snappier login experience. 

Other improvements and fixes

  • Upgrade button moved to the navigation bar to increase available screen real estate 
  • An API Keys link was added to the user profile icon menu

Utilization Dashboard!

We've released a new utilization dashboard to make it easy to keep track of your monthly spend in Paperspace!

This is an easy way to see how much you're spending on Paperspace month over month. 

To access the new dashboard, just go to Profile > Billing > Utilization.

New console launched!

The console just got much faster. You'll notice up to 40% speed improvements across the app -- from notebooks to machines to settings and everything in between!


Paperspace Now in 4K! 🙌

The latest version of the Paperspace desktop app is now shipping with 4K support on all Dedicated GPU machines.

All you have to do is plug-in to your 4K-enabled display, check your settings, and go!

Read the blogpost for more information.

Two additional quality of life updates have also been released: the bandwidth adjustment algorithm has been enhanced to improve streaming quality, and key/mouse input capture has been improved to provide a more reliable experience.

You should notice an overall snappier and more responsive streaming experience.

Hotkeys have arrived! 🎁

If you look in the user menu in the console, you should now see a Hotkeys option! This option will reveal a modal with all the new keyboard shortcuts now available for use in the Paperspace console. 

To access the menu, click you user icon in the top left and then the hotkeys button:

These hotkeys cover all the different views available from the Paperspace console -- from Notebooks, to Jobs, to Projects, to Machines, and more!

We hope you enjoy this new super easy way to switch contexts in the Paperspace console.

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