We are excited to announce the immediate availability of High Memory Cluster Eight Extra Large (cr1.8xlarge) instances for Amazon EC2. This new Amazon EC2 instance type is ideal for applications that benefit from a high level of memory capacity, computational power and network bandwidth. High Memory Cluster instances provide customers with 2 Intel Xeon E5-2670 8-core processors, 244 GiB of RAM, 240 GB of SSD-based instance storage, and high bandwidth networking with support for cluster placement groups. Customers can use these instances for a variety of memory-intensive applications including in-memory databases and analytics, graph and stream processing, engineering design, and scientific computing.
High Memory Cluster instances are currently available in three availability zones in the US East (N. Virginia) region. Support for other regions is planned for the coming months. You can learn more about the specifications and capabilities of High Storage instances for Amazon EC2 by visiting the Amazon EC2 instance type page. Detailed pricing information is available on the EC2 pricing page.