Collaboration between AMD and AWS.
AMD’s recently released 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processor powered Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) C5a instances is now available in the AWS Asia Pacific regions.
Powered by a 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processor running at frequencies up to 3.3Ghz, the Amazon EC2 C5a instances are the sixth instance family at AWS powered by AMD EPYC processors.
Available in eight configurations, with up to 96 virtual CPUs, the Amazon EC2 C5a instances take advantage of high core counts from the AMD EPYC processor to offer the lowest cost per x86 virtual CPU in the Amazon EC2 portfolio.
Forrest Norrod, senior vice president and general manager, Data Center and Embedded Solutions Group, AMD said this provides customers with an additional choice for optimal performance and cost across a variety of compute intensive workloads, including video game development and hosting which take advantage of the high CPU core counts and memory ratios provided by C5a.
“The 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processors deliver the levels of performance required for our customers to confidently bring compute-focused workloads to the cloud,” he said.AMD and AWS have provided customers with high performance, cost effective options since early 2018 with five Amazon EC2 instance families (M5a, M5ad, R5a, R5ad and T3a) spanning more than 15 global AWS Regions.
Disk variants, Amazon EC2 C5ad, that come with local NVMe instance storage and bare metal variants, Amazon EC2 C5an.metal and Amazon EC2 C5adn.metal are coming soon.
The AWS compute optimised EC2 instances are a direct result of the ongoing collaboration between AWS and AMD.