Posted On: Feb 6, 2023
Starting today, Graviton3-based Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) C7g instances are available in bare metal size. C7g instances deliver up to 25% better compute performance, up to 2x higher floating-point performance, up to 2x faster cryptographic performance, and up to 3x faster CPU-based machine learning (ML) performance compared to AWS Graviton2 processors, including support for bfloat16. C7g instances feature the latest DDR5 memory, which provides 50% more memory bandwidth compared to DDR4. They are built on the AWS Nitro System, a collection of AWS designed hardware and software innovations that enables the delivery of efficient, flexible, and secure cloud services with isolated multi-tenancy, private networking, and fast local storage. C7g instances are built for workloads including batch processing, ad serving, video encoding, gaming, scientific modelling, data analytics, and CPU-based artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) inference.
Bare metal instances allow EC2 customers to run applications that benefit from deep performance analysis tools, specialized workloads that require direct access to bare metal infrastructure, legacy workloads not supported in virtual environments, and licensing-restricted business critical applications. Workloads on bare metal instances continue to take advantage of all the comprehensive services and features of the AWS Cloud, such as Elastic Load Balancer (ELB), and Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC). C7g metal size comes with 64 vCPUs and 128 GiB of memory. They offer up to 30 Gbps enhanced networking bandwidth and up to 20 Gbps of bandwidth to the Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS).
Amazon EC2 C7g metal instances are available in the following AWS Regions: US East (Ohio), US East (N. Virginia), US West (Oregon), and Europe (Ireland). They can be purchased as Savings Plans, Reserved, On-Demand, and Spot instances