Amazon EC2 C5 New Instance Sizes are Now Available in Additional Regions

Posted on: Aug 8, 2019

Starting today, Amazon EC2 c5.12xlarge, c5.24xlarge, and c5.metal instance sizes are available in the AWS US East (Ohio), US West (N. California), Canada (Central), and Asia Pacific (Mumbai, Tokyo) Regions. The 3 new C5 instance sizes are powered by custom 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable Processors (based on the Cascade Lake architecture) with sustained all-core turbo frequency of 3.6 GHz and maximum single core turbo frequency of 3.9 GHz. 

C5 instances are optimized for compute-intensive workloads and deliver cost-effective high performance at a low price per compute ratio. These instances are ideal for high-performance computing (HPC), machine learning, deep inference, distributed analytics, batch processing, and much more. With the new 24xlarge size, C5 instances increases available resources by 33% to provide even more resources and performance for those compute intensive workloads. Furthermore, the new C5 bare metal option provides your applications with direct access to the processor and memory resources of the underlying server.

c5.12xl, c5.24xl, and c5.metal instances are available today in the following AWS regions: US East (N. Virginia, Ohio), US West (Oregon, N. California), Europe (Frankfurt, Ireland, London, Paris, Stockholm), Asia Pacific (Sydney, Tokyo, Mumbai), Canada (Central), and AWS GovCloud (US). C5 instances are available in 8 sizes, with 2, 4, 8, 16, 36, 48, 72, and 96 vCPUs and are purchasable as On-Demand, Reserved, Spot and as Dedicated Instances.

To get started, visit the AWS Management Console, AWS Command Line Interface (CLI), and AWS SDKs. To learn more, visit the EC2 C5 Instances Page.