Now Available: R5, R5d, and z1d Instances

Just last week I told you about our plans to launch EC2 Instances with Faster Processors and More Memory. Today I am happy to report that the R5, R5d, and z1d instances are available now and you can start using them today. Let’s take a look at each one! R5 Instances The memory-optimized R5 instances […]

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Just last week I told you about our plans to launch EC2 Instances with Faster Processors and More Memory. Today I am happy to report that the R5, R5d, and z1d instances are available now and you can start using them today. Let’s take a look at each one!

R5 Instances
The memory-optimized R5 instances use custom Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8000 Series (Skylake-SP) processors running at up to 3.1 GHz, powered by sustained all-core Turbo Boost. They are perfect for distributed in-memory caches, in-memory analytics, and big data analytics, and are available in six sizes:

Instance NamevCPUsMemoryEBS-Optimized BandwidthNetwork Bandwidth
r5.large216 GiBUp to 3.5 GbpsUp to 10 Gbps
r5.xlarge432 GiBUp to 3.5 GbpsUp to 10 Gbps
r5.2xlarge864 GiBUp to 3.5 GbpsUp to 10 Gbps
r5.4xlarge16128 GiB3.5 GbpsUp to 10 Gbps
r5.12xlarge48384 GiB7.0 Gbps10 Gbps
r5.24xlarge96768 GiB14.0 Gbps25 Gbps

You can launch R5 instances today in the US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon), and EU (Ireland) Regions. To learn more, read about R5 and R5d Instances.

R5d Instances
The R5d instances share their specs with the R5 instances, and also include up to to 3.6 TB of local NVMe storage. Here are the sizes:

Instance NamevCPUsMemoryLocal StorageEBS-Optimized BandwidthNetwork Bandwidth
r5d.large216 GiB1 x 75 GB NVMe SSDUp to 3.5 GbpsUp to 10 Gbps
r5d.xlarge432 GiB1 x 150 GB NVMe SSDUp to 3.5 GbpsUp to 10 Gbps
r5d.2xlarge864 GiB1 x 300 GB NVMe SSDUp to 3.5 GbpsUp to 10 Gbps
r5d.4xlarge16128 GiB2 x 300 GB NVMe SSD3.5 GbpsUp to 10 Gbps
r5d.12xlarge48384 GiB2 x 900 GB NVMe SSD7.0 Gbps10 Gbps
r5d.24xlarge96768 GiB4 x 900 GB NVMe SSD14.0 Gbps25 Gbps

The R5d instances are available in the US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), and US West (Oregon) Regions. To learn more, read about R5 and R5d Instances.

z1d Instances
The high frequency z1d instances use custom Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors running at up to 4.0 GHz, powered by sustained all-core Turbo Boost, perfect for Electronic Design Automation (EDA), financial simulation, relational database, and gaming workloads that can benefit from extremely high per-core performance. They are available in six sizes:

Instance NamevCPUsMemoryLocal StorageEBS-Optimized BandwidthNetwork Bandwidth
z1d.large216 GiB1 x 75 GB NVMe SSDUp to 2.333 GbpsUp to 10 Gbps
z1d.xlarge432 GiB1 x 150 GB NVMe SSDUp to 2.333 GbpsUp to 10 Gbps
z1d.2xlarge864 GiB1 x 300 GB NVMe SSD2.333 GbpsUp to 10 Gbps
z1d.3xlarge1296 GiB1 x 450 GB NVMe SSD3.5 GbpsUp to 10 Gbps
z1d.6xlarge24192 GiB1 x 900 GB NVMe SSD7.0 Gbps10 Gbps
z1d.12xlarge48384 GiB2 x 900 GB NVMe SSD14.0 Gbps25 Gbps

The fast cores allow you to run your existing jobs to completion more quickly than ever before, giving you the ability to fine-tune your use of databases and EDA tools that are licensed on a per-core basis.

You can launch z1d instances today in the US East (N. Virginia), US West (Oregon), US West (N. California), EU (Ireland), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), and Asia Pacific (Singapore) Regions. To learn more, read about z1d Instances.

In the Works
You will be able to create Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS), Amazon ElastiCache, and Amazon Aurora instances that make use of the R5 in the next two or three months.

The r5.metal, r5d.metal, and z1d.metal instances are on the near-term roadmap and I’ll let you know when they are available.

— Jeff;

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