AMD’s EPYC CPUs Now Available on Amazon Web Servicesby Anton Shilov on November 6, 2018 12:45 PM EST
AMD on Tuesday announced availability of its processors on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). AMD EPYC-based systems will be used as web and application servers, backend servers for enterprise applications, as well as for test/development environments. The announcement is very important for AMD because Amazon Web Services is one of the world’s top adopters of servers.
AMD’s EPYC will be used for Amazon’s EC2 memory optimized and general purpose R5 and M5 instance families. AMD EPYC-powered M5 and R5 instances are offered in six sizes with up to 96 processors and up to 768 GB of memory. Meanwhile, AMD-based T3 instances will be available in 7 versions featuring up to 8 CPUs and 32 GB of memory.
AMD EPYC-based instances are already available in U.S. East (Ohio, North Virginia), U.S. West (Oregon), Europe (Ireland), and Asia Pacific regions. AWS intends to install AMD EPYC-powered machines to other datacenters in the future, so eventually EPYC-based instances will be available in other regions soon, Amazon said.
“The availability of multiple AMD EPYC processor-powered instances on Amazon EC2 instances marks a significant milestone in the growing adoption of our high-performance CPUs with cloud service providers,” said Forrest Norrod, senior vice president and general manager, Datacenter and Embedded Solutions Business Group, AMD. “The powerful combination of cores, memory bandwidth and I/O on AMD EPYC processors create a highly differentiated solution that can offer lower TCO for our customers and lower prices for the end-user. Working with AWS, the number one provider in cloud services, has been amazing for the AMD team and we are excited to see the new instances come online today for their customers.”
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