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  6. Creating a P2 ECS

Creating a P2 ECS

Compared with P1 ECSs, P2 ECSs use NVIDIA Tesla V100 GPUs, which have improved both single- and double-precision computing capabilities by 50% and offer 112 TFLOPS of deep learning.

Creating an ECS

Follow the instructions provided in section Creating and Logging In to ECS to log in to the console and create an ECS. Pay attention to the following settings:

  • Set Specifications to GPU-accelerated.
  • The system disk must be greater than or equal to 15 GB. It is recommended that the system disk be greater than 40 GB.


  • After a P2 ECS is created, you must install the NVIDIA driver for computing acceleration. For details, see section Installing the NVIDIA GPU Driver and CUDA Toolkit on a P2 ECS.
  • The local NVMe SSDs attached to P2 ECSs are dedicated for services with strict requirements on storage I/O performance, such as deep learning training and HPC. Local disks are attached to the ECSs of specified flavors and cannot be separately bought. In addition, you are not allowed to detach a local disk and then attach it to another ECS.

    Data may be lost on the local NVMe SSDs attached to P2 ECSs due to a fault, for example, due to a disk or host fault. Therefore, you are suggested to store only temporary data in local NVMe SSDs. If you store important data in such a disk, securely back up the data.

  • After you delete a P2 ECS, the data stored in local NVMe SSDs is automatically cleared.