Amazon is always looking for ways to increase the opportunities for developers in AWS, and today it announced a bunch of new AMD EPYC powered T3a cases. These were originally announced at the end of last year again: Invent, AWS annual customer conference.
Today's announcement is about making these chips generally available. They are designed for a particular type of loadable load, where you may not always need a lasting amount of computer power.
"These cases provide bursting, cost-effective performance and are ideal for workloads that do not require high sustained computing power but experience temporary spikes in use. You get a generous and secure baseline amount of processing power and the ability to scale up to full core performance. when you need more process power as long as necessary. "AWS Jeff Barr wrote in a blog post.
These cases are built on the AWS Nitro System, Amazon's custom network interface hardware that the company has been working on for the past several years. The primary components of this system include Nitro Card I / O Acceleration, Nitro Security Chip and Nitro Hypervisor.
Today's release comes at the top of the announcement last year that the company would release the EC2 instances powered by Arm-based AWS Graviton Processors, another option for developers looking for a solution for scavenging workloads.
It also comes at the heels of last month's announcement that it released EC2 M5 and R5 instances using cheaper AMD chips. These are also built on the Nitro System.
The EPCY processors are available from today on in seven sizes in your choice of spot instances, reserved instances or on-demand as needed. They are available in the US East in Northern Virginia, USA West in Oregon, Europe in Ireland, the United States East in Ohio and the Asia-Pacific in Singapore.