Wednesday, January 12th 2022

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

AMD announced Amazon Web Services (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 records. 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.
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.
Source: AMD
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