Posted On: Jun 9, 2022

AWS announces the general availability of new memory-optimized Amazon EC2 R6id instances. R6id instances are powered by 3rd generation Intel Xeon Scalable Ice Lake processors, with an all-core turbo frequency of 3.5 GHz, up to 7.6 TB of local NVMe-based SSD block-level storage, and up to 15% better price performance than R5d instances. Furthermore, R6id instances also offer up to 58% higher TB storage per vCPU and 34% lower cost per TB and come with always-on memory encryption using Intel Total Memory Encryption (TME). 

R6id instances are ideal for memory-intensive workloads, distributed web-scale in-memory caches, in-memory databases, and real-time big data analytics. They will also benefit applications that need temporary data storage, such as caches and scratch files. To provide increased scalability, R6id instances offer a new 32xlarge size that has 33% more vCPU and memory than previous generation instances and up to 20% higher memory bandwidth per vCPU; the 32xlarge size also integrates with the Elastic Fabric Adapter, which enables low latency and highly scalable inter-node communication. R6id instances also provide up to 50 Gbps of networking speed and 40 Gbps of bandwidth to the Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS).

These instances are generally available today in the US East (Ohio), US East (N. Virginia), US West (Oregon), and Europe (Ireland) Regions.

To get started, visit the AWS Management Console, AWS Command Line Interface (CLI), and AWS SDKs. To learn more, visit the R6i instance pages.