In The Works – New AMD-Powered, Compute-Optimized EC2 Instances (C5a/C5ad)

We’re getting ready to give you even more power and even more choices when it comes to EC2 instances. We will soon launch C5a and C5ad instances powered by custom second-generation AMD EPYC “Rome” processors running at frequencies as high as 3.3 GHz. You will be able to use these compute-optimized instances to run your Read more about In The Works – New AMD-Powered, Compute-Optimized EC2 Instances (C5a/C5ad)[…]

New – Savings Plans for AWS Compute Services

I first wrote about EC2 Reserved Instances a decade ago! Since I wrote that post, our customers have saved billions of dollars by using Reserved Instances to commit to usage of a specific instance type and operating system within an AWS region. Over the years we have enhanced the Reserved Instance model to make it Read more about New – Savings Plans for AWS Compute Services[…]

Now Available: New C5d Instance Sizes and Bare Metal Instances

Amazon EC2 C5 instances are very popular for running compute-heavy workloads like batch processing, distributed analytics, high-performance computing, machine/deep learning inference, ad serving, highly scalable multiplayer gaming, and video encoding. In 2018, we added blazing fast local NVMe storage, and named these new instances C5d. They are a great fit for applications that need access Read more about Now Available: New C5d Instance Sizes and Bare Metal Instances[…]

Now Available: Bare Metal Arm-Based EC2 Instances

At AWS re:Invent 2018, we announced a new line of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instances: the A1 family, powered by Arm-based AWS Graviton processors. This family is a great fit for scale-out workloads e.g. web front-ends, containerized microservices or caching fleets. By expanding the choice of compute options, A1 instances help customers use the Read more about Now Available: Bare Metal Arm-Based EC2 Instances[…]

New M5n and R5n EC2 Instances, with up to 100 Gbps Networking

AWS customers build ever-demanding applications on Amazon EC2. To support them the best we can, we listen to their requirements, go to work, and come up with new capabilities. For instance, in 2018, we upgraded the networking capabilities of Amazon EC2 C5 instances, with up to 100 Gbps networking, and significant improvements in packet processing Read more about New M5n and R5n EC2 Instances, with up to 100 Gbps Networking[…]

Now available in Amazon SageMaker: EC2 P3dn GPU Instances

In recent years, the meteoric rise of deep learning has made incredible applications possible, such as detecting skin cancer (SkinVision) and building autonomous vehicles (TuSimple). Thanks to neural networks, deep learning indeed has the uncanny ability to extract and model intricate patterns from vast amounts of unstructured data (e.g. images, video, and free-form text). However, Read more about Now available in Amazon SageMaker: EC2 P3dn GPU Instances[…]

Now Available – EC2 Instances (G4) with NVIDIA T4 Tensor Core GPUs

The NVIDIA-powered G4 instances that I promised you earlier this year are available now and you can start using them today in nine AWS regions in six sizes! You can use them for machine learning training & inferencing, video transcoding, game streaming, and remote graphics workstations applications. The instances are equipped with up to four Read more about Now Available – EC2 Instances (G4) with NVIDIA T4 Tensor Core GPUs[…]

New – Trigger a Kernel Panic to Diagnose Unresponsive EC2 Instances

When I was working on systems deployed in on-premises data centers, it sometimes happened I had to debug an unresponsive server. It usually involved asking someone to physically press a non-maskable interrupt (NMI) button on the frozen server or to send a signal to a command controller over a serial interface (yes, serial, such as Read more about New – Trigger a Kernel Panic to Diagnose Unresponsive EC2 Instances[…]

EC2 Instance Update – Two More Sizes of M5 & R5 Instances

When I introduced the Nitro system last year I said: The Nitro system is a rich collection of building blocks that can be assembled in many different ways, giving us the flexibility to design and rapidly deliver EC2 instance types with an ever-broadening selection of compute, storage, memory, and networking options. We will deliver new Read more about EC2 Instance Update – Two More Sizes of M5 & R5 Instances[…]