Posted On: Jul 28, 2023

AWS announces the general availability of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) C7gd instances, Amazon EC2 M7gd instances, and Amazon EC2 R7gd instances with up to 3.8 TB of local NVMe-based SSD block-level storage. They have up to 45% improved real-time NVMe storage performance than comparable Graviton2-based instances. These instances are powered by AWS Graviton3 processors, delivering up to 25% better performance over Graviton2-based instances. These Graviton3-based instances feature the latest DDR5 memory, which provides 50% more memory bandwidth than DDR4. These instances are built on the AWS Nitro System and are great fit for applications that need access to high-speed, low latency local storage, including those that need temporary storage of data for scratch space, temporary files, and caches. C7gd instances are ideal for high performance computing (HPC), CPU-based machine learning (ML) inference, and ad serving. M7gd instances are ideal for general purpose workloads, such as application servers, microservices, and gaming servers. R7gd instances are ideal for memory-intensive workloads such as open-source databases, and real-time big data analytics.

Graviton3-based instances use up to 60% less energy for the same performance than comparable EC2 instances, enabling you to reduce your carbon footprint in the cloud. Each instance is available in 8 different sizes. They provide up to 30 Gbps of network bandwidth and up to 20 Gbps of bandwidth to the Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS). Elastic Fabric Adapter (EFA) networking support is offered on 16xlarge.

All of these instances are available in the following AWS Regions: US East (Ohio, N. Virginia), US West (Oregon), and Europe (Ireland).

To learn more, see Amazon C7gd instances, Amazon M7gd Instances, and Amazon R7gd Instances. To learn how to migrate your workloads to AWS Graviton-based instances, see the AWS Graviton Fast Start Program. To get started, see the AWS Management Console.