AWS Now Available – Compute-Intensive C5 Instances for Amazon EC2
I’m thrilled to announce that the new compute-intensive C5 instances are available today in six sizes for launch in three AWS regions!
These instances are designed for compute-heavy applications like batch processing, distributed analytics, high-performance computing (HPC), ad serving, highly scalable multiplayer gaming, and video encoding. The new instances offer a 25% price/performance improvement over the C4 instances, with over 50% for some workloads. They also have additional memory per vCPU, and (for code that can make use of the new AVX-512 instructions), twice the performance for vector and floating point workloads.
Over the years we have been working non-stop to provide our customers with the best possible networking, storage, and compute performance, with a long-term focus on offloading many types of work to dedicated hardware designed and built by AWS. The C5 instance type incorporates the latest generation of our hardware offloads, and also takes another big step forward with the addition of a new hypervisor that runs hand-in-glove with our hardware. The new hypervisor allows us to give you access to all of the processing power provided by the host hardware, while also making performance even more consistent and further raising the bar on security. We’ll be sharing many technical details about it at AWS re:Invent.
The New Instances
The C5 instances are available in six sizes:
|Instance Name||vCPUs||RAM||EBS Bandwidth||Network Bandwidth|
|c5.large||2||4 GiB||Up to 2.25 Gbps||Up to 10 Gbps|
|c5.xlarge||4||8 GiB||Up to 2.25 Gbps||Up to 10 Gbps|
|c5.2xlarge||8||16 GiB||Up to 2.25 Gbps||Up to 10 Gbps|
|c5.4xlarge||16||32 GiB||2.25 Gbps||Up to 10 Gbps|
|c5.9xlarge||36||72 GiB||4.5 Gbps||10 Gbps|
|c5.18xlarge||72||144 GiB||9 Gbps||25 Gbps|
Read the entire article here, Now Available – Compute-Intensive C5 Instances for Amazon EC2
Via the fine folks at Amazon Web Services.