Posted On: Oct 30, 2023

Starting today, Amazon EC2 C7i, M7i, R7i and R7iz bare metal instances are available. Amazon EC2 M7i, C7i, and R7i instances are powered by custom 4th generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors, —available only on AWS — which offer up to 15% better performance over comparable x86-based Intel processors utilized by other cloud providers. Amazon EC2 R7iz instances are the fastest Sapphire Rapids based instances in the cloud with an all-core turbo frequency of 3.9 GHz. 

Bare metal instances provide direct access to the 4th generation Intel Xeon Scalable processor and memory resources of the underlying server. They 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. These instances also offer access to Intel Data Streaming accelerator (DSA), Intel In-Memory Analytics Accelerator (IAA), and Intel QuickAssist Technology (QAT). 

C7i, M7i, and R7i offer metal-24xl and metal-48xl sizes with 96 and 192 vCPUs respectively. They are available in AWS regions: US East (Ohio, N. Virginia), US West (Oregon), Europe (Ireland, Spain, Stockholm). R7iz offers metal-16xl and metal-32xl with 64 and 128 vCPUs respectively. They are available in AWS regions: US East (N. Virginia), US West (Oregon).

To learn more, see Amazon EC2 C7i, M7i, R7i, R7iz. To get started, see the AWS Management Console, AWS Command Line Interface (AWS CLI), and AWS SDKs