Amazon Web Services has announced new instances for EC2 with the C7g.
The new instances announced at the company’s AWS re: Invent event are powered by its newest processor, the Graviton3, which targets what AWS calls compute-intensive workloads: HPC, batch processing, electronic design automation (EDA), Media coding, scientific modeling, ad serving, distributed analysis, and CPU-based machine learning.
So don’t expect them to show up in traditional web hosting environments, although they can be used for bare metal hosting or in dedicated server / VPS-like scenarios.
Graviton2 was announced in December 2019 and was only launched last June, while the original arm-based Graviton was introduced at re: Invent 2018.
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Graviton3: what do we know?
Well, AWS says the new edition is 25% faster than the Graviton2, with 2x floating point performance and 3x improvements in machine learning workloads. The power consumption is reduced by 60% …