Announcing RunPod's New Serverless CPU Feature!

A purple cube with a sphere inside of it, on a darker purple background.
A purple cube with a sphere inside of it, on a darker purple background.

We are thrilled to introduce the latest addition to the RunPod platform: Serverless CPU. This feature allows you to create high-performance VM containers with up to 3.75 GHz deviated cores, DDR5 memory, and NVME SSD storage.

With Serverless CPU, you have the flexibility to choose between Compute-Optimized or General Purpose CPUs and various configurations to suit your specific needs. Whether you require high compute power for intensive tasks or a balanced setup for general purposes, we've got you covered.

Getting Started:

  1. Create a New Endpoint: Select the CPU option to access our powerful VM containers.
  2. Choose Your Configuration: Opt for either Compute-Optimized or General Purpose CPUs, based on your workload requirements.
  3. Deploy and Scale: Enjoy the seamless experience of deploying and scaling your applications with RunPod's Serverless CPU.

Why Choose Serverless CPU over Serverless GPU?

While GPUs are well-known for their exceptional performance in parallel processing tasks, such as deep learning and complex computations, there are scenarios where CPUs are more suitable. Here are a few reasons why you might choose Serverless CPU over Serverless GPU:

  1. Cost Efficiency: CPUs can be more cost-effective for workloads that do not require the intensive parallel processing power of GPUs. For general-purpose tasks, data processing, and applications that rely on sequential processing, CPUs provide a budget-friendly solution.

  2. Versatility: CPUs are versatile and can handle a wide range of tasks beyond just parallel computations. They are ideal for running a variety of applications, including web servers, databases, and more, making them a great choice for diverse workloads.

  3. Ease of Integration: Many applications and software are optimized for CPU usage. When your workload aligns with these applications, using a CPU can simplify integration and deployment processes.

  4. Resource Availability: In some cases, GPU resources might be limited or in high demand, leading to potential delays or higher costs. CPUs, being more widely available, can provide a reliable alternative.

Embrace the power of RunPod's Serverless CPU and elevate your application's performance today!

For a step-by-step guide on how to get started, check out our tutorial: Run an Ollama Server on a RunPod CPU.