AMD announced that Amazon Web Services (AWS) has expanded its AMD Epyc processor offerings with the launch of new Amazon EC2 Hpc6a instances for high performance computing (HPC) in the cloud.
According to AWS, Amazon EC2 Hpc6a instances provide up to 65% better price / performance than comparable Amazon EC2 instances. The Hpc6a will help customers handle the most computationally intensive HPC workloads such as genomics, computational fluid dynamics, weather forecasting, financial risk modeling, semiconductor design automation, computer simulations, and seismic imaging.
“Our processors provide high-performance computing in the cloud at all tiers, from exascale systems in research labs to flexible cloud-based HPC compute instances such as the new Amazon EC2 Hpc6a instances. AMD Epyc processors provide a powerful solution for Amazon EC2 customers who need access to impressive HPC performance and cloud scalability for their workloads, ”said Dan McNamara, senior vice president and general manager of Server Business, AMD. “Our work with AWS reinforces our commitment to leading edge technologies in the HPC industry and helps customers find answers to the world’s most pressing questions.”
“Amazon EC2 Hpc6a instances powered by 3rd Generation AMD Epyc processors enable organizations to flexibly handle HPC workloads that require high computing power, fast memory and large storage, and high inter-office communication without the upfront cost of building and maintaining HPC infrastructure in place. – noted David Brown, Vice President, Amazon EC2, AWS. “We are delighted to continue our partnership with AMD and add another important AMD Epyc instance to the Amazon EC2 portfolio.”
Instances based on Gen 3 AMD Epyc processors are available today in the US East (OH) and AWS GovCloud (US-West), and will be available in other AWS Regions shortly.