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AMD has just announced that 2nd Generation AMD EPYC powered Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) C5a instances are now generally available on Amazon’s cloud platform, Amazon Web Services (AWS).

The EC2 C5a instances maximize the 2nd Gen AMD Epyc processors that run at frequencies up to 3.3GHz and high core count. In doing so, they offer the lowest cost per x86 virtual CPU in the Amazon EC2 portfolio. This makes it well-suited for a variety of compute-intensive workloads like video game development and hosting.

“The 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processors deliver the levels of performance required for our customers to confidently bring compute-focused workloads to the cloud. With the new Amazon EC2 C5a instances, we are strategically expanding our presence and capabilities with AWS.”


– Forrest Norrod, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Data Center and Embedded Solutions Group, AMD

The Amazon EC2 C5a instances are the sixth instance family at AWS powered by AMD EPYC processors. AWS has used AMD for its cloud instances since early 2018.

The 2nd Generation AMD EPYC processor-powered EC2 C5a instances are now generally available in the AWS US East, AWS US West, AWS Europe, and AWS Asia Pacific regions. Disk variants, Amazon EC2 C5ad, Amazon EC2 C5an.meta, and Amazon EC2 C5adn.metal, are coming soon.


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