AWS and Intel have a 10+ year engineering relationship, building custom hardware to ensure AWS services run on a platform optimized for customer workloads at the best value

AWS with Intel: Performance for All Workloads

Better Together

Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Intel share a passion for 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.

What's New?

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, allow developers to take advantage of the newest features to accelerate business innovation.

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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. Amazon EC2 C5 instances, with the computational power of the Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor, enables customers to create intelligent and innovative new products and experiences, powered by machine learning.

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Enterprise AI Guide


AWS and Intel have been working together for over a decade to deliver the most comprehensive set of resources, tools, training, and services for your AI and Machine Learning services for your business.

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Demystifying AI


Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are helping businesses around the world improve decision-making, enhance customer engagement, and increase their bottom lines.

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Zignal Labs Case Study


Zignal Labs built a sentiment-analysis pipeline that uses Amazon SageMaker for machine-learning capabilities and Amazon EC2 C5 instances with Intel Xeon Scalable (Skylake) processors.

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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.

AWS and Intel Technologies Give Fabric Genomics the Ability to Offer Fast Computational Speeds


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.

Driving Growth, Profits in Financial Services


High performance computing (HPC) from Amazon Web Services, powered by Intel, pay dividends for banks, investment firms, insurance companies, and more.

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HPC with Intel and AWS


Together, AWS and Intel offer customers a broad and deep set of leading compute, networking, storage, cloud orchestration and visualization technologies with a vibrant partner ecosystem.

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HPC on AWS Redefines What is Possible


HPC has been key to solving the most complex problems in every industry, and changing the way we work and live. From weather modeling to genome mapping to the search for extraterrestrial intelligence.

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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.

Explore IoT


Explore the Internet of Things with Intel and AWS. Our devices have a story to tell. It's time we listened.

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IoT with AWS and Intel


Working together to enable IoT solution development and deployment.

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Salus Case Study


Salus is investing in using IoT and ML to set a new standard for the value it brings to customers: using data to engage with and enhance the lives of users through the systems and devices.

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AWS and Intel® have been pushing SAP HANA cloud performance with EC2 instances powered 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.

Zappos Successfully Migrates to SAP HANA on AWS in Less than 48 Hours


Customer video explaining how Zappos successfully migrated their SAP applications to AWS. Watch the video to learn more about SAP and Amazon Web Services.

Migrating SAP to AWS


Optimize your SAP enivronment by Migrating to AWS.

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SAP Superpowers with AWS


Power up your SAP environment with Amazon Web Services (AWS) super powers.

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Engie Case Study


At the core of ENGIE’s SAP deployment on AWS is the Amazon EC2 X1e instance, which is designed for running high-performance databases and in-memory workloads like SAP HANA.

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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
I/O Optimized 
GPU Compute P3 Memory Optimized X1e
Intel® processor
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


Skylake 14nm Skylake-SP Yes 22nm Ivy Bridge 14nm Broadwell 14nm Broadwell 22nm Haswell
Intel® AVX AVX-512 AVX-512


AVX-512 AVX-512 AVX-512 Yes Yes Yes
AVX 2.0
Intel® AES-NI
Yes Yes Yes
Yes Yes Yes
Yes Yes Yes
Intel® TSX - - - - - - - - - Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost
Yes Yes Yes
Yes Yes Yes
Yes Yes Yes
SSDC+1 - - - - - - - - - Yes