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
Welcome to the next generation of Amazon EC2 Compute-Optimized instances: C5.
Amazon EC2 C5 instances include the Intel® custom cloud solution based on next generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors (codenamed Skylake) with Intel AVX-512, offering up to 72 vCPUs—twice that of the previous generation compute-optimized instances—and 144 GiB of memory. C5 instances are ideal for compute-intensive scientific modeling, financial operations, machine learning (ML) inference, high preformance computing (HPC) and distributed analytics that require high performance for floating point calculations.
For more information, see what Jeff Barr, Chief Evangelist at Amazon Web Services, says about it here.
NOW AVAILABLE – C5 INSTANCES: NEXT GENERATION OF AMAZON EC2 COMPUTE-OPTIMIZED INSTANCES
The new instances offer a 25% price/performance improvement over the C4 instances, with over 50% for some workloads. They also have additional memory per vCPU, and (for code that can make use of the new Intel AVX-512 instructions), twice the performance for vector and floating point workloads.
COLLABORATION OF AWS AND INTEL ON THE NEW AMAZON EC2 C5 INSTANCES
Watch Dr. Matt Wood, GM of Artificial Intelligence at Amazon Web Services, talk about the collaboration of AWS and Intel on the new Amazon EC2 instance.
“Together with Intel, we’ve optimized deep learning engines with the latest version of the Intel® Math Kernel Library, and the Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors available of the new Amazon EC2 C5 instance, to increase machine learning inference performance by over 100x.
Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors
Intel® Xeon 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.
Intel® Advanced Vector Extension 512 (Intel® AVX-512) 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) remains Intel’s technology for establishing more secure platforms, and with Intel® One Touch Activation comes an added level of protection for geographic needs like regional and county-specific data sovereignty regulations.
Intel® Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions 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® 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.
High Performance Computing
Deploying High Performance Computing (HPC) workloads on AWS allows customers to cost-effectively run and scale the most computationally intensive applications on-demand, discover new insights, and innovate faster.
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AWS, using industry-leading Intel® Xeon® Scalable technologies for security and high performance, provides the broadest and deepest set of managed services. It offers the most proven Big Data and analytics platform, with over 170 unique customer references.
CLOUD COMPUTING AND PRECISION MEDICINE
From the lab to the clinic, precision medicine is increasingly becoming a reality. As the demand for precision medicine grows, cloud computing vendors like AWS and Intel are playing a role in delivering this important new approach to analyzing massive data sets to bring revolutionary treatment to patients.
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Internet of Things
AWS and Intel® gateways provide a highly secure, scalable, edge-to-cloud solution for Internet of Things (IoT) applications. With AWS and Intel, you can deliver seamless connectivity and enhanced security from device to network to cloud, and then use AWS Big Data services to drive business insight.
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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 instance, 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 DeepLens is a wireless video camera and API that can be used to learn the latest Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools and technologies, and enable the development of new computer vision applications. An Intel® Atom® Processor provides over 100 GFLOPS of compute power, enough to run tens of frames of incoming video through on-board deep learning models every second.
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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
||General Purpose M5
||Compute Optimized C5||Storage
|Memory Optimized X1e||I/O Optimized
|GPU Compute P2||Burstable
||Intel ® Xeon® Platinum 8175||Intel® Xeon® Platinum
||Intel® Xeon® E5-2676 v3
||Intel® Xeon® E5-2670 v2
||Intel® Xeon® E7-8880 v3||Intel® Xeon® E5-2670 v2||Intel® Xeon® E5-2670
||Intel® Xeon® E5-2686 v4||Intel® Xeon®
|Intel® process technology
Skylake (also known as Purley)
|Skylake (also known as Purley)
||22nm Ivy Bridge||22nm Haswell||22nm Ivy Bridge||32nm Sandy Bridge||14nm Broadwell||Yes
|Intel® Turbo Boost
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