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X1 Instance Update – X1.16xlarge + More Regions

Earlier this year we made the x1.32xlarge instance available. With nearly 2 TiB of memory, this instance type is a great fit for memory-intensive big data, caching, and analytics workloads. Our customers are running the SAP HANA in-memory database, large-scale Apache Spark and Hadoop jobs, and many types of high performance computing (HPC) workloads.

Today we are making two updates to the X1 instance type:

  • New Instance Size – The new x1.16xlarge instance size provides another option for running smaller-footprint workloads.
  • New Regions – The X1 instances are now available in three additional regions, bringing the total to ten.

New Instance Size
Here are the specifications for the new x1.16xlarge:

  • Processor: 2 x Intel™ Xeon E7 8880 v3 (Haswell) running at 2.3 GHz – 32 cores / 64 vCPUs.
  • Memory: 976 GiB with Single Device Data Correction (SDDC+1).
  • Instance Storage: 1,920 GB SSD.
  • Network Bandwidth: 10 Gbps.
  • Dedicated EBS Bandwidth: 5 Gbps (EBS Optimized at no additional cost).

Like the x1.32xlarge, this instance supports Turbo Boost 2.0 (up to 3.1 GHz), AVX 2.0, AES-NI, and TSX-NI.  They are available as On-Demand Instances, Spot Instances, or Dedicated Instances; you can also purchase Reserved Instances and Dedicated Host Reservations.

New Regions
Both sizes of X1 instances are available in the following regions:

  • US East (N. Virginia)
  • US West (Oregon)
  • Europe (Ireland)
  • Europe (Frankfurt)
  • Asia Pacific (Tokyo)
  • Asia Pacific (Singapore)
  • Asia Pacific (Sydney)
  • Asia Pacific (Mumbai) – New
  • AWS GovCloud (US) – New
  • Asia Pacific (Seoul) – New


Jeff Barr

Jeff Barr

Jeff Barr is Chief Evangelist for AWS. He started this blog in 2004 and has been writing posts just about non-stop ever since.