Posted On: Oct 4, 2023

AWS announces the general availability of Amazon EC2 R7a bare metal instances. R7a instances, powered by 4th Gen AMD EPYC processors (code-named Genoa) with a maximum frequency of 3.7GHz, deliver up to 50% higher performance compared to R6a instances.

R7a instances are SAP-certified and offer new processor capabilities such as AVX-512, VNNI, and bfloat16. They feature Double Data Rate 5 (DDR5) memory to enable high-speed access to data in memory and 2.25x more memory bandwidth compared to R6a instances, making these instances ideal for latency sensitive workloads. 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. They provide your applications with direct access to the processor and memory resources of the underlying server. Workloads on bare metal instances continue to take advantage of all the comprehensive services and features of the AWS Cloud, such as Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS), Elastic Load Balancer (ELB), and Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC).

R7a bare metal instances are generally available today in the following AWS Regions: US East (Ohio), US East (N. Virginia), US West (Oregon), and Europe (Ireland). R7a instances are available through On-Demand, Reserved, Spot Instances, and Savings Plans. To get started, visit the AWS Management Console, AWS Command Line Interface (CLI), and AWS SDKs. To learn more, see R7a instances.