Published On: Thu, Sep 14th, 2017

AWS now offers a practical appurtenance with over 4TB of memory


Earlier this year, Amazon’s AWS group said that it was operative on bringing instance forms with between 4 to 16TB of memory to a users. It’s now starting to perform this guarantee as a association now launched a largest EC2 appurtenance (in terms of memory size) yet: a x1e.32xlarge instance with a whopping 4.19TB of RAM. Previously, EC2’s largest instance usually featured usually over 2TB of memory.

These machines underline quad-socket Intel Xeon processors using during 2.3 GHz, adult to 25 Gbps of network bandwidth and dual 1,920GB SSDs. There are apparently usually a few applications that need this kind of memory. It’s no surprise, then, that these instances are approved to run SAP’s HANA in-memory database and a several collection and that SAP will offer approach support for using these applications on these instances.

These new instances are now accessible in 4 AWS regions: US East (Northern Virginia)US West (Oregon)EU (Ireland) and Asia Pacific (Tokyo). Running these instances doesn’t come cheap, of course. On-demand pricing in a US East segment is $26.688 per hour and in Tokyo it’s $38.688, for example. That creates them AWS’s many costly machines yet.

It’s value observant that Microsoft Azure’s largest memory-optimized appurtenance now tops out during usually over 2TB and that Google already calls it quits during 416GB of RAM.

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