Posted On: May 6, 2024

Starting today, Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) R7i instances powered by custom 4th Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors (code-named Sapphire Rapids) are available in AWS GovCloud (US-East) region. These custom processors, available only on AWS, offer up to 15% better performance over comparable x86-based Intel processors utilized by other cloud providers.

R7i instances delivers up to 15% better price-performance compared to prior generation R6i. They offer larger instance sizes up to 48xlarge, can attach up to 128 EBS volumes 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.

In addition, R7i instances support the new Intel Advanced Matrix Extensions (AMX) that accelerate matrix multiplication operations for applications such as CPU-based ML.

To learn more, visit Amazon EC2 R7i instance page.