AWS and Arm Redefine Cloud Price Performance Value

Based on Arm Neoverse N1, AWS Graviton processor instances deliver up to 40% better price performance over comparable x86-based instances.

To support the massive volumes of Arm-based processors everywhere and deliver a platform for growth and volume, Arm and AWS worked together to enable the best price performance in Amazon EC2. The AWS Graviton processor uses Arm Neoverse N1 cores to deliver its computational horsepower. Available in various instances, the AWS EC2 m6g, c6g, r6g, t4g and its NVMe-based ‘d’ instances powered by AWS Graviton deliver up to 40 percent more price performance over comparable current-generation x86-based instances.

 

AWS customers, including Netflix, Nielsen, Redbox, Hotelbeds, Honeycomb.io and Valnet, are experiencing the improved performance and cost savings AWS Graviton-based instances using Arm technology can deliver.

 
The AWS Graviton Advantage

Don MacAskill (SmugMug & Flickr), Liz Fong-Jones (Honeycomb.io) and Dave Brown (Amazon) share real world experiences about running workloads on AWS Graviton processors based on Arm Neoverse.

Benefits
Best Price Performance for a Broad Spectrum of Workloads

AWS Graviton-based EC2 instances draw on the performance of Arm Neoverse N1 cores to deliver up to 40% better price performance over comparable current generation x86-based instances for a broad spectrum of workloads.

Extensive Ecosystem Support

AWS Graviton processors, based on the 64-bit Arm architecture and Arm Neoverse N1 cores, are supported by popular Linux operating systems including Amazon Linux 2, Red Hat, SUSE, and Ubuntu. Due to Arm’s vast ecosystem and standards-based approach, many popular cloud-native and virtualized applications and services from AWS and independent software vendors support AWS Graviton-based instances.

Enhanced Security for Cloud Applications

Based on Arm Neoverse N1 cores, AWS Graviton processors feature key capabilities that enable developers to run cloud native applications securely, and at scale, including always-on 256-bit DRAM encryption and 50 percent faster per core encryption performance compared to first-generation AWS Graviton.

EC2 Instances Powered by AWS Graviton

Based on the high-performant Arm Neoverse N1 core, the AWS Graviton processor powers four AWS ECS instance families.

M6g (General Purpose)

Built for general-purpose workloads such as application servers, mid-sized data stores, and microservices, and cluster computing.

T4g (Burstable General Purpose)

Built for a broad range of burstable general purpose workloads such as large scale micro-services, small and medium databases, virtual desktops, and business-critical applications.

C6g (Compute Intensive)

Built for compute-intensive applications such as high-performance computing, video encoding, gaming, and CPU-based machine learning inference acceleration.

R6g (Memory Intensive)

Built for general-purpose workloads such as application servers, mid-sized data stores, and microservices, and cluster computing.

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Use Cases for AWS Graviton-based Instances

Based on Arm Neoverse N1, these are some of the more common developer use cases for AWS Graviton.

High Performance Computing
Electronic Design Automation

EDA users (including Arm) find bursting to the AWS cloud a perfect compliment to on-prem processing

Arm and AWS: Partnered for Performance

Each of these have 64-bit customized cores with AWS-designed 7nm silicon. All the instances have up to 64 vCPUs, 25Gbps enhanced networking and 18Gbps EBS bandwidth. But most importantly, they have 40% better price performance than the latest generation x86 processors. That’s unbelievable if you think about it.

Andy Jassy, CEO at Amazon Web Services

 
AWS VP and Distinguished Engineer, James Hamilton, Introduces Amazon EC2 Based on Arm

Arm’s ubiquity in the client and embedded spaces, its low-cost and expansive developer support were key reasons Amazon chose to base its AWS Graviton on the Arm architecture. Learn more about the AWS environment and the Neoverse N1-based processor.

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 Resources
Guidelines for Deploying NGINX Plus on AWS

Optimize Performance by up to 50% and cost savings by 20% with Arm-based Amazon EC2 M6g Instances

Debugging and Optimizing Performance of Applications on AWS Graviton

Explore the tools available to developers for building, debugging and optimizing applications on AWS Graviton-based instances

Running High Performance SQL on AWS Graviton

By simply switching to m6g instances, Treasure Data improved query performance by 30% and reduced cost by 20%.