Red Hat introduced Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) for Workstations on AWS. This allows enterprises to invoke virtual RHEL-based workstations through thin clients, browsers and an AWS protocol.

The solution allows companies to invoke RHEL-based workstations through the Amazon NICE DCV remote visualization protocol, standard browsers, Windows and Mac computers, and thin clients.

The workstations provide access to GPU-accelerated AWS instances. The instances are optimized for high-performance and graphics-intensive workloads. Among other features, RHEL for Workstations on AWS provides support for GRID and TESLA drivers.

Compute-intensive workloads

The configuration makes the virtual workstation solution especially suitable for applications that need significant performance. Think of power-intensive workloads such as animation rendering and data visualization. Red Hat indicates that artists, medical professionals scientists and engineers can benefit while saving on hardware costs.

Open third-party support

Within the service, customers can take advantage of all the capabilities that the RHEL ecosystem offers for virtual workstations. In doing so, they gain access to thousands of solutions from partners. Companies can also use the solution through multiple Amazon EC2 instances, including instances tailored to ML interference- and graphics-intensive workloads.

Naturally, users of RHEL for Workstations on AWS can also use all the tooling from Red Hat’s own software stack. Customers who want to use RHEL for Workstations on AWS and have Red Hat Cloud Access can use their existing RHEL for Workstations subscription to purchase the service from AWS. This does not require a new license, and customers retain all existing support and subscription benefits they already have with Red Hat.

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