AMD Highlights Growing Cloud Momentum With New Amazon EC2 Instances for High Performance Computing

Ama­zon EC2 Hpc6a instan­ces powe­red by 3rd Gen AMD EPYC™ pro­ces­sors offer up to 65 per­cent bet­ter pri­ce-per­for­mance than simi­lar com­pu­te-opti­mi­zed Ama­zon EC2 instances

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 12, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) announ­ced Ama­zon Web Ser­vices, Inc. (AWS) has expan­ded its AMD EPYC™ pro­ces­sor-based offe­rings with the gene­ral avai­la­bi­li­ty of the new Ama­zon EC2 Hpc6a instan­ces, which are pur­po­se-built for high per­for­mance com­pu­ting (HPC) workloads in the cloud.

Accord­ing to AWS, Ama­zon EC2 Hpc6a instan­ces deli­ver up to 65 per­cent bet­ter pri­ce-per­for­mance com­pa­red to simi­lar Ama­zon EC2 instan­ces. Hpc6a will help cus­to­mers run their most com­pu­te-inten­si­ve HPC workloads like, geno­mics, com­pu­ta­tio­nal flu­id dyna­mics, wea­ther fore­cas­ting, finan­cial risk mode­ling, EDA for semi­con­duc­tor design, com­pu­ter-aided engi­nee­ring, and seis­mic imaging.

Throughout the HPC indus­try, the­re has been a gro­wing pre­fe­rence for AMD as show­ca­sed by AMD EPYC pro­ces­sors powe­ring 73 super­com­pu­ters on the latest Top500 list and hol­ding 70 HPC world records1. The new Hpc6a instan­ces bring the lea­ders­hip per­for­mance and capa­bi­li­ties of 3rd Gen AMD EPYC pro­ces­sors to com­pu­te-opti­mi­zed Ama­zon EC2 instan­ces used for high­ly com­plex HPC workloads.

Our pro­ces­sors power all levels of HPC, from exas­ca­le sys­tems in rese­arch labo­ra­to­ries to fle­xi­ble HPC cloud com­pu­ting instan­ces like the new Ama­zon EC2 Hpc6a instan­ces. AMD EPYC pro­ces­sors pro­vi­de a power­ful solu­ti­on for Ama­zon EC2 cus­to­mers that need access to impres­si­ve HPC per­for­mance and cloud sca­la­bi­li­ty for their workloads,” said Dan McNa­ma­ra, seni­or vice pre­si­dent and gene­ral mana­ger, Ser­ver Busi­ness, AMD. “Our work with AWS exem­pli­fies our com­mit­ment to powe­ring cut­ting edge tech­no­lo­gy in the HPC indus­try and hel­ping cus­to­mers find ans­wers to the world’s most pres­sing questions.”

Ama­zon EC2 Hpc6a instan­ces, powe­red by 3rd Gen AMD EPYC pro­ces­sors, allow orga­niz­a­ti­ons the fle­xi­bi­li­ty to run HPC workloads requi­ring an abundance of com­pu­te power, fast memo­ry and sto­rage, and high levels of inter-instance com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on without the upfront cost of buil­ding and main­tai­ning HPC infra­st­ruc­tu­re on-pre­mi­ses,” said David Brown, vice pre­si­dent, Ama­zon EC2, AWS. “We’re exci­ted to con­ti­nue our col­la­bo­ra­ti­on with AMD and add ano­t­her cru­cial AMD EPYC instance to the Ama­zon EC2 portfolio.”

The instan­ces powe­red by 3rd Gen AMD EPYC pro­ces­sors are avail­ab­le today in US East (Ohio) and AWS Gov­Cloud (US-West), with avai­la­bi­li­ty in addi­tio­nal AWS Regi­ons plan­ned soon. AWS cus­to­mers can visit the Ama­zon EC2 Hpc6a instan­ces page to get started.

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