Ampere Computing and French cloud operator Scaleway are pushing Arm-based servers as a more cost-efficient way of operating AI-based services, especially when it comes to inferencing.
At the ai-PULSE conference in Paris, the two companies announced availability of cost-optimized COP-Arm instances operated by Scaleway using servers based on Ampere's Altra family of Arm-based datacenter processors.
According to Scaleway, the COP-Arm instances are "tailored to meet the demands of AI-driven applications" such as implementing chatbots, real-time analytics, or video content analysis, and it is claimed these can be delivered at a fraction of the cost of other solutions.
"With Ampere Altra Processors, we are offering businesses a powerful and cost-effective alternative, enabling them to achieve high-performance results in the most efficient and sustainable way possible," Scaleway CEO Damien Lucas said in a statement.
The craze for generative AI has seen a rise in demand for more powerful servers stuffed with top-end GPUs, which is also leading to greater power consumption and higher prices for anyone wanting to access GPU-accelerated instances.