Posted On: Feb 13, 2023

AWS announces the general availability of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) M7g instances and Amazon EC2 R7g instances. These instances are powered by AWS Graviton3 processors and deliver up to 25% better performance over Graviton2-based instances. Compared to AWS Graviton2 processors, they offer up to 2x better floating-point performance, up to 2x faster crypto performance, and up to 3x better machine learning (ML) performance, including support for bfloat16. These Graviton3-based instances feature the latest DDR5 memory, which provides 50% more memory bandwidth than DDR4, to enable high-speed access to data in memory. These instances are built on the AWS Nitro System. M7g instances are built for general purpose workloads, such as application servers, microservices, gaming servers, midsize data stores, and caching fleets. R7g instances are used for memory-intensive workloads such as open-source databases, in-memory caches, and real-time big data analytics.

Graviton3-based instances use up to 60% less energy for the same performance than comparable EC2 instances so that you can reduce your carbon footprint in the cloud. For increased scalability, both instances are available in 9 different instance sizes, including bare metal. These instances offer up to 30 Gbps enhanced networking bandwidth and up to 20 Gbps of bandwidth to the Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS). Elastic Fabric Adapter (EFA) networking support is offered on 16xlarge and bare-metal sizes. 

All of these instances are available in the following AWS Regions: US East (Ohio), US East (N. Virginia), US West (Oregon), and Europe (Ireland).

To learn more, see Amazon EC2 M7g Instances, and Amazon EC2 R7g Instances. To learn how to migrate your workloads to Graviton-based instances, see AWS Graviton Fast Start program. To get started, see the AWS Management ConsoleAWS Command Line Interface (AWS CLI), and AWS SDKs.