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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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 eight AWS regions in six sizes! You can use them for machine learning training & inferencing, video transcoding,…
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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…
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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…