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Regional availability for services and features

Regional availability for services and features

IBM watsonx is deployed on the IBM Cloud multi-zone region network. The availability of services and features can vary across regional data centers.

View the regional availability for every service in the Services catalog.

Regional availability of the Watson Studio and Watson Machine Learning services

Watsonx.ai includes the Watson Studio and Watson Machine Learning services to provide foundation and machine learning model tools.

The Watson Studio and Watson Machine Learning services are available in the following regional data centers:

  • Dallas (us-south), in Texas US
  • Frankfurt (eu-de), in Germany
  • London (eu-gb), in England
  • Tokyo (jp-tok), in Japan

Regional availability of foundation models

The following table shows the IBM Cloud data centers where you can inference each foundation model. A checkmark indicates that the model is hosted in the region.

Table 1a. IBM Cloud data center support for foundation model inferencing
Model name Dallas Frankfurt London Tokyo
allam-1-13b-instruct
codellama-34b-instruct-hf
elyza-japanese-llama-2-7b-instruct
flan-t5-xl-3b
flan-t5-xxl-11b
flan-ul2-20b
granite-13b-chat-v2
granite-13b-instruct-v2
granite-7b-lab
granite-8b-japanese
granite-20b-multilingual
granite-3b-code-instruct
granite-8b-code-instruct
granite-20b-code-instruct
granite-34b-code-instruct
jais-13b-chat
llama-3-8b-instruct
llama-3-70b-instruct
llama-2-13b-chat
llama-2-70b-chat
llama2-13b-dpo-v7
merlinite-7b
mixtral-8x7b-instruct-v01
mixtral-8x7b-instruct-v01-q
mt0-xxl-13b

The following table shows the IBM Cloud data centers where you can tune each foundation model. A checkmark indicates that you can use the Tuning Studio to tune the model in the region.

Table 1b. IBM Cloud data center support for foundation model tuning
Model name Dallas Frankfurt London Tokyo
flan-t5-xl-3b
granite-13b-instruct-v2
llama-2-13b-chat

The following table shows the IBM Cloud data centers where embedding models are available. A checkmark indicates that you can use the embedding model for generating text embeddings in the region.

Table 1c. IBM Cloud data center support for embedding models
Model Dallas Frankfurt London Tokyo
all-minilm-l12-v2
bge-large-en-v1.5
multilingual-e5-large
slate.125m.english.rtrvr
slate.30m.english.rtrvr

Tool and environment limitations for the Frankfurt region

Table 2. Frankfurt regional limitations
Service Limitation
Watson Studio If you need a Spark runtime, you must use the Spark environment in Watson Studio for the SPSS Modeler and notebook editor tools.

Tool and environment limitations for the London region

Table 3. London regional limitations
Service Limitation
Watson Studio If you need a Spark runtime, you must use the Spark environment in Watson Studio for the SPSS Modeler and notebook editor tools.

Tool and environment limitations for the Tokyo region

Table 4. Tokyo regional limitations
Service Limitation
Watson Studio If you need a Spark runtime, you must use the Spark environment in Watson Studio for the SPSS Modeler and notebook editor tools.
Watson Studio Multibyte characters are not supported in user-input fields in Data Refinery. Some fields allow multibyte characters but do not display them correctly.
Watson Studio IBM Watson Pipelines is not available.

Regional availability of watsonx.governance

Watsonx.governance Lite and Essentials plans are available only in the Dallas region.

Regional availability of Watson OpenScale

Watson OpenScale legacy plans are available only in the Frankfurt region.

Regional availability of the Cloud Object Storage service

The region for the Cloud Object Storage service is Global. Cloud Object Storage buckets for workspaces are Regional buckets. For more information, see IBM Cloud docs: Cloud Object Storage endpoints and storage locations.

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