Posted On: Jul 7, 2020
Amazon FSx for Lustre now enables you to use the world’s most popular high-performance file system from Amazon EC2 instances powered by Arm-based AWS Graviton2 processors. This capability makes it easier and even more cost-effective to run workloads where speed matters, such as machine learning, gaming, electronic design automation, high-performance computing, video processing, and financial modeling.
Amazon FSx for Lustre file systems are accessed from Linux-based instances using an open-source Lustre client. Starting today, the Amazon Linux 2 Amazon Machine Images (AMI) will include Lustre clients for Amazon EC2 instances powered by the AWS Graviton2 processors. The Lustre client is also now available for AWS Graviton2-based EC2 instances running the Ubuntu operating system.
AWS Graviton2-based Amazon EC2 instances deliver up to 40% better price performance over comparable current generation x86-based instances. Amazon FSx for Lustre further enhances the price performance of using AWS Graviton2-based EC2 instances by providing cost-effective and ultra-fast storage that can be shared across compute instances and that’s designed to ensure data access keeps up with compute speeds. FSx for Lustre provides access to data with sub-millisecond latencies, up to hundreds of gigabytes per second of throughput, and millions of IOPS.
Learn more about Amazon FSx for Lustre, about AWS Graviton2 processors, and how to install the Lustre client on Graviton2-based instances.