Posted On: Sep 16, 2020

Starting today, Amazon EC2 c5.12xlarge, c5.24xlarge, and c5.metal instance sizes are available in the Middle East (Bahrain) and the Asia Pacific (Osaka) Local Region. In addition, c5.24xlarge and c5.metal instance sizes are also available in Asia Pacific (Hong Kong) Region. These C5 instance sizes are powered by custom 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable Processors (Cascade Lake) 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 24xlarge size, C5 instances increase available resources by 33% to provide even more performance for compute intensive workloads. Furthermore, the C5 bare metal option provides your applications with direct access to the processor and memory of the underlying server.

With today’s regional and size expansion, C5 instances are available in AWS EU (Stockholm, Paris, Ireland, Frankfurt, London, Milan), Middle East (Bahrain), China (Beijing, Ningxia), Asia Pacific (Mumbai, Hong Kong, Seoul, Osaka, Tokyo, Singapore, Sydney), US East (Ohio, N. Virginia, Oregon, N. California), Africa (Cape Town), South America (Sao Paulo), AWS Govcloud (US-Gov-East, US-Gov-West) and Canada (Central) regions. C5 instances are available in 9 sizes with 2, 4, 8, 16, 36, 48, 72 or 96 vCPUs in addition to the bare metal instance option. These instances can be purchased as Reserved Instances or as Spot instances in the Asia Pacific (Osaka) Local Region and as part of Savings Plans, On-Demand, as Reserved instances, or as Spot instances elsewhere.

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 or the Intel Instances page.