This topic provides answers to commonly asked questions about Elastic GPU Service.

Why doesn't Windows Graphics support DirectX-based functions?

Problem description: On Windows instances where the installed GPU driver has taken effect, Windows Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) may not support DirectX- or OpenGL-based applications.

Solution: Install the VNC service and client or use other protocols that support these applications, such as PC over IP (PCoIP) and XenDesktop HDX 3D.

Do GPU-accelerated instances support Android emulators?

No, GPU-accelerated instances do not support Android emulators.

Can I change the configurations of GPU-accelerated instances?

You cannot change the configurations of the following GPU-accelerated instances:
  • GPU-accelerated instances with local storage
  • Instances of vGPU-accelerated instance family

For information about the GPU-accelerated instance families that support instance type changes, see Instance families that support instance type changes.

Do pay-as-you-go GPU-accelerated instances support the No Fees for Stopped Instances (VPC-Connected) feature?

Instance families such as gn5 that are equipped with local storage do not support the No Fees for Stopped Instances (VPC-Connected) feature. For more information, see No Fees for Stopped Instances (VPC-Connected).

How do I view GPU monitoring data?

You can log on to the Cloud Monitor console or call the DescribeMetricList operation to view GPU monitoring data. For more information, see GPU monitoring.

How can I transfer data between GPU-accelerated instances and non-GPU-accelerated ECS instances?

In addition to GPU acceleration, GPU-accelerated instances can be operated in the same manner as other ECS instances. GPU-accelerated instances can communicate with other ECS instances that belong to the same security group as the GPU-accelerated instances over the internal network.