Posted On: Oct 9, 2019

Amazon Web Services (AWS) announces the availability of Amazon EC2 M5n, M5dn, R5n, and R5dn instances that can utilize up to 100 Gbps of network bandwidth, and Elastic Fabric Adapter (EFA) for HPC/ML workloads. These instances offer significantly higher network performance across all instance sizes, ranging from 25 Gbps of network bandwidth on smaller instance sizes to 100 Gbps of network bandwidth on the largest instance size, and support automatic encryption of in-transit traffic between instances. These new instances are designed for workloads such as databases, High Performance Computing, analytics, Big Data, and in-memory cache that can take advantage of improved network bandwidth and packet rate performance.

Based on the next generation AWS Nitro System, M5n, M5dn, R5n, and R5dn instances make 100 Gbps networking available to network-bound workloads without requiring customers to use custom drivers or recompile applications. Customers can also take advantage of this improved network performance to accelerate data transfer to and from Amazon S3, reducing the data ingestion time for applications and speeding up delivery of results.

M5n, M5dn, R5n, R5dn instances are powered by custom second-generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors (Cascade Lake) with sustained all-core turbo frequency of 3.1 GHz. They also provide support for the new Intel Vector Neural Network Instructions (AVX-512 VNNI) which will help speed up typical machine learning operations like convolution, and automatically improve inference performance over a wide range of deep learning workloads.

These instances are available today in US East (N. Virginia, Ohio), US West (Oregon), Europe (Frankfurt, Ireland), and Asia Pacific (Singapore) AWS Regions. Customers can use these instances as On-Demand, Reserved, or Spot Instances.

To get started, visit the AWS Management Console, AWS Command Line Interface (CLI), and AWS SDKs. To learn more, visit the Amazon EC2 M5 or Amazon EC2 R5 instance pages.