Posted On: Oct 10, 2016

x1.16xlarge instances: You can now launch x1.16xlarge, the newest size of EC2 Memory Optimized instances, featuring 64 vCPUs, 976 GiB of memory, and 1 x 1,920 GB SSD storage. X1 instances are optimized for running in-memory databases like SAP HANA, big data processing engines like Apache Spark or Presto, and high performance computing (HPC) applications. X1 instances are certified by SAP to run production environments of the next-generation Business Suite S/4HANA, Business Suite on HANA (SoH), Business Warehouse on HANA (BW), and Data Mart Solutions on HANA on the AWS cloud. The x1.16xlarge offers half the memory of the x1.32xlarge for workloads that don't require a full 2TB of memory.

x1.16xlarge instances are powered by two Intel Xeon E7 8880 v3 (Haswell) processors, and with new ENA-based Enhanced Networking, featuring up to 10 Gbps of network bandwidth when used within a placement group. x1.16xlarge instances are EBS-optimized by default at no additional cost, and provide 5,000 Mbps of dedicated throughput to EBS in addition to the network throughput provided to the instance.

x1.16xlarge instances can be purchased as On-Demand Instances, Spot Instances, and Reserved Instances. They are available in the following AWS regions: US East (N. Virginia), US West (Oregon), EU (Ireland), EU (Frankfurt), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Asia Pacific (Mumbai), Asia Pacific (Seoul), and GovCloud (US) regions. For more information, visit Amazon EC2 Pricing.

X1 instances are now available in AWS GovCloud (US), Asia Pacific (Mumbai), and Asia Pacific (Seoul) regions.

To learn more about these instance types, visit the Amazon EC2 Instance Types page and the Amazon EC2 User Guide's section on Instance Types or the Amazon EC2 Pricing page.