Amazon Armed

“Amazon has designed its own 64-bit Arm server processors, dubbed Graviton, and is right now renting them out on AWS.
 
Just in time for its annual re:Invent conference in Las Vegas, the internet titan today revealed its A1 family of EC2 instances, ranging from the a1.medium with 1 vCPU, 2GB of RAM, and up to 3.5Gbps EBS and 10Gbps network bandwidth, which costs $0.0255 per hour on-demand, all the way up to a1.4xlarge with 16 vCPUs and 32GB of RAM, costing $0.408 per hour.”
 
See A rumble in Amazon’s jungle: AWS now rents out homegrown 64-bit Arm server processors
Hah! ARMed servers have been on the horizon for far too long. Now, it seems, they are about to become mainstream on Amazon. It’s obvious that where the need matches the performance ARM can be cost-effective against Intel/AMD. This is not the end however. This chip was based on a smartphone design of a few years ago. It’s a prototype for bigger things to come. Can’t wait to get my site hosted on ARM or have ARM run my home network. Soon it will all come together.

See also Amazon’s homegrown 2.3GHz 64-bit Graviton processor was very nearly an AMD Arm CPU

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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