Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Intel share a passion for delivering constant innovation. Together, they have developed a variety of resources and technologies for High Performance Computing, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning and the Internet of Things.
AWS and Intel have a long history of developing custom cloud solutions, including Amazon EC2 instances with Intel® processor technologies. Recently launched EC2 instances, based on next generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors (codenamed Skylake), allow developers to take advantage of the newest features to accelerate business innovation.
re:Invent 2018 Intel featured announcements:
- Introducing Amazon EC2 C5n Instances Featuring 100 Gbps of Network Bandwidth Posted On: Nov 26, 2018
- Introducing Reinforcement Learning Support with Amazon SageMaker RL Posted On: Nov 28, 2018
- Introducing AWS DeepRacer Posted On: Nov 28, 2018
- AWS Marketplace Makes it Easier to Build Machine Learning Applications on Amazon SageMaker Posted On: Nov 28, 2018
- AWS IoT Greengrass now enables simplified deployments, enhanced security, and greater flexibility Posted On: Nov 27, 2018
Learn more about recent Intel featured launches:
- Now Available – Amazon EC2 High Memory Instances with 6, 9, and 12 TB of Memory, Perfect for SAP HANA Posted On: Sep 27, 2018
- New T3 Instances – Burstable, Cost-Effective Performance Posted On: Aug 21, 2018
- Introducing Amazon EC2 T3 Instances Posted On: Aug 21, 2018
- Introducing Amazon EC2 z1d Instances with a sustained all core frequency of up to 4.0 GHz Posted On: Jul 25, 2018
- Introducing Amazon EC2 R5 Instances, the next generation of memory-optimized instances Posted On: Jul 25, 2018
- Now Available: R5, R5d, and z1d Instances Posted On: Jul 25, 2018
Intel® processor overview
Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processor Family
Intel® Platinum Xeon Scalable processor families are the foundation of new services being deployed by AWS. AWS instances based on Intel® processors are ready to serve unique and innovative new workloads that demand better data protection, faster processing of greater data volumes, and service flexibility without a hit to performance. These processors feature:
Intel® Advanced Vector Extension 512 (Intel® AVX-512) which offers accelerated application performance 2x better than previous generation technologies, enabling significant improvements in workload speed and data application.
Intel® Trusted Execution Technology (Intel® TXT) which remains Intel’s technology for establishing more secure platforms. With Intel® One Touch Activation comes an added level of protection for geographic needs like regional and county-specific data sovereignty regulations.
Intel® Xeon® E7 Processor Family
Intel® Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI) allow you to enable encryption for enhanced data security without paying a performance penalty.
Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions 2 (Intel® AVX2) can double the floating-point performance for compute-intensive workloads over Intel® AVX, and it provides additional instructions useful for compression and encryption.
Intel® Transactional Synchronization Extensions (Intel® TSX) enabling faster application execution time, boosting the performance of in-memory transactional data processing.
Intel® Xeon® E5 Processor Family
Intel® Xeon® processor E5 family, based on the Haswell microarchitecture, has better branch prediction--making it efficient at prefetching instructions and data--along with other improvements that can boost existing applications’ performance by 30% or more.
P state and C state control provides the ability to individually tune each core’s performance and sleep states to improve application performance.
Intel® AVX2 can double the floating-point performance for compute-intensive workloads over Intel® AVX, and provides additional instructions useful for compression and encryption.
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
Today, business deploy more Machine Learning workloads on AWS than any other platform. The challenges associated with operating at scale have been removed in the cloud, and it’s never been easier or more cost-effective to collect data, store it, and build custom machine learning and deep-learning models. AWS C5 instances, with the computational power of the Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor, enables customer to create intelligent and innovative new products and experiences, powered by machine learning.
AWS DeepRacer is a 1/18th scale race car which gives you an interesting and fun way to get started with reinforcement learning (RL). RL is an advanced machine learning (ML) technique which takes a very different approach to training models than other machine learning methods. Under the hood has an Intel Atom® Processor.
High Performance Computing
Deploying High Performance Computing (HPC) on AWS allows customers to cost effectively scale the most computationally intensive applications on-demand. With Amazon EC2 optimized for HPC, customers can discover new insights, and innovate faster.
FABRIC GENOMICS CASE STUDY
Each day, customers using Fabric Genomics’ platform have the potential to help save lives by identifying which variants are disease-causing. This information helps clinicians to determine the best treatment and medications for their patients based on the patients’ genetics.
Internet of Things
Using AWS Greengrass on Intel® powered gateways and edge devices allows customers to develop powerful, yet cost-effective IoT solutions, and to perform compute-intensive tasks such as machine learning inference on edge devices when connectivity is troublesome. With AWS and Intel, you can deliver seamless connectivity and enhanced security from device to network to cloud, and use AWS Big Data services to drive business insight.
IOT - DAY ONE
IoT is transforming the world we live in. Across industries, in both the public and private sector, IoT is connecting people and making technology accessible at an affordable cost.
SAP on AWS
AWS and Intel® have been pushing SAP HANA performance with EC2 instances powered by by the latest-generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable (Skylake) processors. Amazon EC2 High Memory instances have the most memory of any Amazon EC2 instance and are certified by SAP for running Business Suite on HANA, the next-generation Business Suite S/4HANA, Data Mart Solutions on HANA, Business Warehouse on HANA, and SAP BW/4HANA in production environments.
AWS Instance Types
Amazon EC2 provides a wide selection of instance types optimized to fit different use cases. Instance types comprise varying combinations of CPU, memory, storage, and networking capacity and give you the flexibility to choose the appropriate mix of resources for your applications. Each instance type includes one or more instance sizes, allowing you to scale your resources to the requirements of your target workload.
|AWS Instance Type||High Memory instances (6 TB, 9 TB, 12 TB)
||Memory Optimized z1d||Compute Optimized C5n||General Purpose M5||Memory Optimized
|GPU Compute P3||Memory Optimized X1e|
||Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8176M||Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors
||3.0 GHz Intel Xeon Platinum 8000||Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8175M series processors||Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8000 Series
||Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors||Intel E5-2686 v4 processor
||Intel Xeon E5-2686 v4 processors||Intel® Xeon® E5-2686 v4||Intel® Xeon® E7 8880 processors
|Intel® process technology
|Skylake||14nm Skylake-SP||Yes||22nm Ivy Bridge||14nm Broadwell||14nm Broadwell||22nm Haswell|
|Intel® Turbo Boost