Amazon EC2 C5a Now Runs On 2nd Gen AMD EPYC!

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AMD and Amazon just introduced Elastic Compute Cloud EC2 C5a instances that run on 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processors, promising better performance at lower costs!

 

Amazon EC2 C5a Now Runs On 2nd Gen AMD EPYC!

The new Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud EC2 C5a instances are powered by a 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processor running at up to 3.3 GHz.

Amazon EC2 C5a Now Runs On 2nd Gen AMD EPYC!

These C5a instances are designed to deliver the best possible price-performance value for compute-intensive workloads like batch processing, distributed analytics, data transformations, log analytics and web applications.

In the beginning, Amazon will offer these eight EC2 C5a instances, which will cost 10% less than comparable instances.

EC2 C5a
Instance
vCPUsRAMEBS-Optimised
Bandwidth
Network
Bandwidth
c5a.large24 GiBUp to 3.710 GbpsUp to 10 Gbps
c5a.xlarge48 GiBUp to 3.710 GbpsUp to 10 Gbps
c5a.2xlarge816 GiBUp to 3.710 GbpsUp to 10 Gbps
c5a.4xlarge1632 GiBUp to 3.710 GbpsUp to 10 Gbps
c5a.8xlarge3264 GiB3.710 Gbps10 Gbps
c5a.12xlarge4896 GiB4.750 Gbps12 Gbps
c5a.16xlarge64128 GiB6.3 Gbps20 Gbps
c5a.24xlarge96192 GiB9.5 Gbps20 Gbps

These instances are fully 64-bit x86 compatible, and managed by the same Nitro platform used across Amazon EC2, with similar sizes as C5 instances, and the AMIs work on either.

They will eventually add disk variants like C5ad (with fast, local NVMe instance storage) and bare metal variants like C5an.metal and C5adn.metal.

 

Amazon EC2 C5a (2nd Gen AMD EPYC) Availability

The new Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud EC2 C5a instances, powered by the 2nd Gen AMD EPYC, are available in these regions :

  • AWS US East : North Virginia, Ohio
  • AWS US West : Oregon
  • AWS Europe : Ireland, Frankfurt
  • AWS Asia Pacific : Sydney, Singapore

 

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