Posted On: Apr 8, 2024

Starting today, Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) C7i instances powered by custom 4th Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors (code-named Sapphire Rapids) are available in Europe (Paris). C7i instances supported by custom Intel processors, available only on AWS, offer up to 15% better performance over comparable x86-based Intel processors utilized by other cloud providers.

C7i instances deliver up to 15% better price-performance versus C6i instances and are a great choice for all compute-intensive workloads, such as batch processing, distributed analytics, ad serving, and video encoding. C7i instances offer larger instance sizes, up to 48xlarge, and two bare metal sizes (metal-24xl, metal-48xl). These bare-metal sizes support built-in Intel accelerators: Data Streaming Accelerator, In-Memory Analytics Accelerator, and QuickAssist Technology that are used to facilitate efficient offload and acceleration of data operations and optimize performance for workloads.

C7i instances support new Intel Advanced Matrix Extensions (AMX) that accelerate matrix multiplication operations for applications such as CPU-based ML. Customers can also now attach up to 128 EBS volumes to a C7i instance vs up to 28 EBS volume attachments to a C6i instance, allowing processing of larger amounts of data, scale workloads, and improved performance over C6i instances. 

C7i instances are available in the following AWS Regions: US East (Ohio), US East (N. Virginia), US West (N. California, Oregon), Europe (Frankfurt, Ireland, London, Paris, Spain, Stockholm), South America (Sao Paulo), Canada (Central), and Asia Pacific (Mumbai, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo). To learn more, visit Amazon EC2 C7i Instances