Introducing Amazon EC2 High Memory U7i Instances

Posted on: May 29, 2024

Amazon Web Services is announcing general availability for Amazon EC2 High Memory U7i instances, the first DDR5 memory based 8-socket offering by a leading cloud provider, offering up to 32TiB of memory and 896 vCPUs. Powered by 4th Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors (Sapphire Rapids), U7i instances have twice as many vCPUs, delivering more than 135% compute performance and up to 45% better price performance versus existing U-1 instances. Combining the largest memory sizes with the highest vCPU count in the AWS cloud, these instances are ideal to run large in-memory databases such as SAP HANA, Oracle, and SQL Server and compute-intensive workloads such as large language models.

U7i instances are available in four sizes supporting 12TiB, 16TiB, 24TiB, and 32TiB memory. They offer up to 100Gbps of Elastic Block Store (EBS) bandwidth for storage volumes, facilitating up to 2.5x faster restart times compared to existing U-1 instances. U7i instances deliver up to 200Gbps of network bandwidth and support ENA Express.

U7i instances are available in the following AWS Regions: US East (N. Virginia), US West (Oregon), Asia Pacific (Seoul) and Asia Pacific (Sydney). Customers can use these instances with On Demand, Reserved Instances, and Savings Plan purchase options. To learn more, visit the U7i instances page.

These instances are certified by SAP for running SAP S/4HANA, SAP BW/4HANA, Business Suite on HANA, Data Mart Solutions on HANA, and Business Warehouse on HANA in production environments. For details, see the SAP HANA Hardware Directory.