Amazon EC2 M6i Instances

General purpose instances powered by 3rd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors

Amazon EC2 M6i instances, powered by 3rd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors, deliver up to 15% better price performance compared to M5 instances. M6i instances feature a 4:1 ratio of memory to vCPU similar to M5 instances, and support up to 128 vCPUs per instance, which is 33% more than M5 instances. The M6i instances are SAP Certified and ideal for workloads such as backend servers supporting enterprise applications (such as Microsoft Exchange and SharePoint, SAP Business Suite, MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, and PostgreSQL databases), gaming servers, caching fleets, and application development environments.

M6id instances have local NVMe-based solid state drive (SSD) block-level storage for applications that need high-speed, low-latency local storage. Compared to previous-generation M5d instances, M6id instances offer up to 58% higher TB storage per vCPU and 34% lower cost per TB.

M6in and M6idn instances offer up to 200 Gbps of network bandwidth and up to 2x higher packet-processing performance than M5n and M5dn instances. The M6in and M6idn instances also deliver up to 80 Gbps bandwidth and up to 350K IOPS of Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) performance, the fastest block-storage performance on EC2. Use these performance gains to scale the performance and throughput of network-intensive workloads. These workloads include high-performance file systems, distributed web scale in-memory caches, caching fleets, real-time big data analytics, and Telco applications, such as 5G User Plane Function (UPF).

M6i processor

M6in and M6idn instances now available

6th Generation general purpose instances are now available, with up to 200 Gbps bandwidth, up to 4x faster than M6i instances. They provide faster transfers and communication for your network-intensive workloads.

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Benefits

Lower total cost of ownership

M6i instances deliver up to 15% better price performance than M5 instances. M6i instances also offer new larger sizes, with up to 128 vCPUs and 512 GiB of memory that you can use to consolidate workloads on fewer instances.

Flexibility and choice

M6i instances add to the broadest and deepest selection of EC2 instances on AWS. Ten different instance sizes are offered, with varying amounts of vCPU, memory, networking, and storage. Choose from any of these sizes to run a broad range of general purpose workloads. 

Maximized resource efficiency

M6i instances are built on the AWS Nitro System, a combination of dedicated hardware and lightweight hypervisor. AWS Nitro delivers practically all of the compute and memory resources of the host hardware to your instances for better overall performance and security.

Features

Powered by 3rd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors

M6i instances are powered by 3rd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors (Ice Lake) with an all-core turbo frequency of 3.5 GHz, and include support for always-on memory encryption using Intel Total Memory Encryption (TME). M6i instances also support new Intel Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX-512) instructions for faster processing of cryptographic algorithms.

High performance interfaces

M6in and M6idn instances offer up to 200 Gbps networking, up to 2x higher than M5n and M5dn instances. M6in and M6idn instances also support up to 80 Gbps bandwidth to Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS), up to 4.2x higher than M5n and M5dn instances. M6i instances provide up to 20% higher memory bandwidth per vCPU compared to M5 instances. You can also enable Elastic Fabric Adapter (EFA) in M6i & M6id instances on the 32xlarge and metal sizes, and in M6in & M6idn instances on the 32xlarge size.

High-speed, low-latency local storage

M6id and M6idn instances have up to 7.6 TB of local NVMe-based SSD block-level storage, and deliver up to 15% better price performance compared to previous-generation instances. M6id and M6idn instances are ideal for a wide range of general purpose workloads, including those that need access to high-speed, low-latency local storage.

Product details

  • M6i
  • Amazon EC2 M6i and M6id instances are powered by 3rd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors and offer a balance of compute, memory, and networking resources for a broad range of workloads.

    Instance Size vCPU Memory (GiB) Instance Storage (GB) Network Bandwidth (Gbps) EBS Bandwidth (Gbps)
    m6i.large 2 8 EBS-Only Up to 12.5 Up to 10
    m6i.xlarge 4 16 EBS-Only Up to 12.5 Up to 10
    m6i.2xlarge 8 32 EBS-Only Up to 12.5 Up to 10
    m6i.4xlarge 16 64 EBS-Only Up to 12.5 Up to 10
    m6i.8xlarge 32 128 EBS-Only 12.5 10
    m6i.12xlarge 48 192 EBS-Only 18.75 15
    m6i.16xlarge 64 256 EBS-Only 25 20
    m6i.24xlarge 96 384 EBS-Only 37.5 30
    m6i.32xlarge 128 512 EBS-Only 50 40
    m6i.metal 128 512 EBS-Only 50 40
    m6id.large 2 8 1x118 NVMe SSD Up to 12.5 Up to 10
    m6id.xlarge 4 16 1x237 NVMe SSD Up to 12.5 Up to 10
    m6id.2xlarge 8 32 1x474 NVMe SSD Up to 12.5 Up to 10
    m6id.4xlarge 16 64 1x950 NVMe SSD Up to 12.5 Up to 10
    m6id.8xlarge 32 128 1x1900 NVMe SSD 12.5 10
    m6id.12xlarge 48 192 2x1425 NVMe SSD 18.75 15
    m6id.16xlarge 64 256 2x1900 NVMe SSD 25 20
    m6id.24xlarge 96 384 4x1425 NVMe SSD 37.5 30
    m6id.32xlarge 128 512 4x1900 NVMe SSD 50 40
    m6id.metal 128 512 4x1900 NVMe SSD 50 40
  • M6in
  • Amazon EC2 M6in and M6idn instances are powered by 3rd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors (Ice Lake) with an all-core turbo frequency of 3.5 GHz. M6in and M6idn instances offer up to 200 Gbps of network bandwidth and up to 80 Gbps EBS bandwidth. The 32xlarge instance size supports Elastic Fabric Adapter (EFA), a network interface for Amazon EC2 instances. Use EFA-enabled instances to run applications that require high levels of inter-node communications at scale on AWS.

    Instance Size vCPU Memory (GiB) Instance Storage (GB) Network Bandwidth (Gbps) EBS Bandwidth (Gbps)
    m6in.large 2 8 EBS-Only Up to 25 Up to 20
    m6in.xlarge 4 16 EBS-Only Up to 30 Up to 20
    m6in.2xlarge 8 32 EBS-Only Up to 40 Up to 20
    m6in.4xlarge 16 64 EBS-Only Up to 50 Up to 20
    m6in.8xlarge 32 128 EBS-Only 50 20
    m6in.12xlarge 48 192 EBS-Only 75 30
    m6in.16xlarge 64 256 EBS-Only 100 40
    m6in.24xlarge 96 384 EBS-Only 150 60
    m6in.32xlarge 128 512 EBS-Only 200 80
    m6idn.large 2 8 1x118 NVMe SSD Up to 25 Up to 20
    m6idn.xlarge 4 16 1x237 NVMe SSD Up to 30 Up to 20
    m6idn.2xlarge 8 32 1x474 NVMe SSD Up to 40 Up to 20
    m6idn.4xlarge 16 64 1x950 NVMe SSD Up to 50 Up to 20
    m6idn.8xlarge 32 128 1x1900 NVMe SSD 50 20
    m6idn.12xlarge 48 192 2x1425 NVMe SSD 75 30
    m6idn.16xlarge 64 256 2x1900 NVMe SSD 100 40
    m6idn.24xlarge 96 384 4x1425 NVMe SSD 150 60
    m6idn.32xlarge 128 512 4x1900 NVMe SSD 200 80

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