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AWS Lambda Functions Powered by AWS Graviton2 Processor – Run Your Functions on Arm and Get Up to 34% Better Price Performance

Many of our customers (such as Formula One, Honeycomb, Intuit, SmugMug, and Snap Inc.) use the Arm-based AWS Graviton2 processor for their workloads and enjoy better price performance. Starting today, you can get the same benefits for your AWS Lambda functions. You can now configure new and existing functions to run on x86 or Arm/Graviton2 processors. […]

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New Amazon EC2 X2gd Instances – Graviton2 Power for Memory-Intensive Workloads

We launched the first Graviton-powered EC2 instances in late 2018 and announced the follow-on Graviton2 processor just a year later. The dual SIMD units, support for int8 and fp16 instructions, and other architectural improvements between generations combine to make the Graviton2 a highly cost-effective workhorse processor. Today, you can choose between General Purpose (M6g and […]

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Coming Soon – EC2 C6gn Instances – 100 Gbps Networking with AWS Graviton2 Processors

Update: Amazon EC2 C6gn instances are generally available since December 18, 2020. Based on the amazing feedback from customers such as Snap, NextRoll, Intuit, SmugMug, and Honeycomb who are running their workloads on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances powered by AWS Graviton2, today we are announcing an addition to our broad Arm-based Graviton2 […]

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New EC2 T4g Instances – Burstable Performance Powered by AWS Graviton2 – Try Them for Free

December 10, 2020 – Post updated for the extension of the T4g free-trial until March 31, 2021. During the free-trial period, customers who run a t4g.micro instance will automatically get 750 free hours per month deducted from their bill during each month. T4g free-trial will be available in addition to the existing AWS Free-Tier on […]

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New – Amazon EC2 Instances based on AWS Graviton2 with local NVMe-based SSD storage

A few weeks ago, I wrote a post to announce the new AWS Graviton2 Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instance type, the M6g. Since then, hundreds of customers have observed significant cost-performance benefits. These include Honeycomb.io, SmugMug, Redbox, and Valnet Inc. On June 11, we announced two new families of instances based on AWS […]

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New – EC2 M6g Instances, powered by AWS Graviton2

Starting today, you can use our first 6th generation Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) General Purpose instance: the M6g. The “g” stands for “Graviton2“, our next generation Arm-based chip designed by AWS (and Annapurna Labs, an Amazon company), utilizing 64-bit Arm Neoverse N1 cores. These processors support 256-bit, always-on, DRAM encryption. They also include […]

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Coming Soon – Graviton2-Powered General Purpose, Compute-Optimized, & Memory-Optimized EC2 Instances

We launched the first generation (A1) of Arm-based, Graviton-powered EC2 instances at re:Invent 2018. Since that launch, thousands of our customers have used them to run many different types of scale-out workloads including containerized microservices, web servers, and data/log processing. The Operating System Vendors (OSV) and Independent Software Vendor (ISV) communities have been quick to […]

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