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How do GRIs Work for Instances with Low Capacity like GPUs
How do GRIs Work for Instances with Low Capacity like GPUs

Are there special considerations for using GRIs on instances like latest generation GPUs with limited availability of underlying machines

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Written by Aran Khanna
Updated over a week ago

There are multiple types of commitments that AWS offers, some of which like Zonal Standard RIs come bundled with a capacity reservation to ensure access to the underlying machine being covered. See more details here

By default, Archera GRIs are created from Regional Standard RIs or Savings Plans, which don't come with a capacity reservation; however, they can synergize with an existing capacity reservation to provide a billing discount.

In certain circumstances, particularly with machines like GPUs that have low-capacity-availability, Archera supports creating GRIs from Zonal Standard RIs, which do come with a capacity reservation and can give customers the piece of mind that they will always have access to spin up the machine they are committed to. Please note that this is not the default GRI option and you will have to contact us in order to make use of this option.

If you are interested in using Zonal GRIs with a capacity reservation please contact to learn more.

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