Amazon has announced the availability of Amazon Elastic Computer Cloud (EC2) Hpc6a instances on its Amazon Web Services (AWS) platform. The company said that they are for “tightly coupled high performance computing (HPC) workloads” and deliver up to 65% better price performance compared to AWS instances used for HPC workloads today.
Amazon uses 3rd Gen AMD EPYC processors to power its new Hpc6a instances. The processors run at frequencies of up to 3.6 GHz and in terms of memory, customers can get up to 384 GB ensuring the smooth operation of intensive programs. Additionally, Elastic Fabric Adapter is enabled by default to provide low latency 100 Gbps network bandwidth for inter-node communication.
Commenting on the new solution, David Brown, Vice President of Amazon EC2 at AWS, said:
“While high performance computing has helped solve some of the most difficult problems in science, engineering, and business, effectively running HPC workloads can be cost-prohibitive for many organizations. Purpose-built for HPC workloads, Hpc6a instances now help customers realize up to 65% better price performance for their HPC clusters at virtually any scale, so they can focus on solving the biggest problems that matter to them most without the cost barriers that exist today.”
If you’re interested in learning more or buying access to a Hpc6a instance, just head over to AWS to find out more and buy access to the service.