Amazon EC2 Instance Types

Amazon EC2 Instance Types

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Amazon EC2 provides a wide selection of instance types optimized to fit different use cases. Instance types comprise varying combinations of CPU, memory, storage, and networking capacity and give you the flexibility to choose the appropriate mix of resources for your applications. Each instance type includes one or more instance sizes, allowing you to scale your resources to the requirements of your target workload.

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  • C5

    C5 instances are optimized for compute-intensive workloads and deliver very cost-effective high performance at a low price per compute ratio.

    Features:

    • 3.0 GHz Intel Xeon Platinum processors with new Intel Advanced Vector Extension 512 (AVX-512) instruction set
    • Run each core at up to 3.5 GHz using Intel Turbo Boost Technology
    • New larger instance size, c5.18xlarge, offering 72 vCPUs and 144 GiB of memory
    • Up to 25 Gbps of network bandwidth using Elastic Network Adapter (ENA)-based Enhanced Networking
    • EBS optimized by default
    • Requires HVM AMIs that include drivers for ENA and NVMe
    Model vCPU Mem (GiB) Storage Dedicated EBS Bandwidth (Mbps)
    c5.large 2 4 EBS-Only Up to 2,250
    c5.xlarge 4 8 EBS-Only Up to 2,250
    c5.2xlarge 8 16 EBS-Only Up to 2,250
    c5.4xlarge 16 32 EBS-Only 2,250
    c5.9xlarge 36 72 EBS-Only 4,500
    c5.18xlarge 72 144 EBS-Only 9,000

    Use Cases

    High performance web servers, scientific modelling, batch processing, distributed analytics, high-performance computing (HPC), machine/deep learning inference, ad serving, highly scalable multiplayer gaming, and video encoding.

    C4

    C4 instances are optimized for compute-intensive workloads and deliver very cost-effective high performance at a low price per compute ratio.

    Features:

    • High frequency Intel Xeon E5-2666 v3 (Haswell) processors optimized specifically for EC2
    • Default EBS-optimized for increased storage performance at no additional cost
    • Higher networking performance with Enhanced Networking supporting Intel 82599 VF
    • Requires Amazon VPC, Amazon EBS and 64-bit HVM AMIs
    Model vCPU Mem (GiB) Storage Dedicated EBS Bandwidth (Mbps)
    c4.large 2 3.75 EBS-Only 500
    c4.xlarge 4 7.5 EBS-Only 750
    c4.2xlarge 8 15 EBS-Only 1,000
    c4.4xlarge 16 30 EBS-Only 2,000
    c4.8xlarge 36 60 EBS-Only 4,000

    Use Cases

    High performance front-end fleets, web-servers, batch processing, distributed analytics, high performance science and engineering applications, ad serving, MMO gaming, and video-encoding.

    C3

    C3 instances are optimized for compute-intensive workloads and delivers very cost-effective high performance with fast local SSD-based storage, and are great for high performance computing, batch processing, and 3D rendering and simulations.

    Features:

    • High Frequency Intel Xeon E5-2680 v2 (Ivy Bridge) processors
    • Local SSD-backed instance storage, with EBS optimization available for low additional fee
    • Support Enhanded Networking when used in Amazon VPCs and HVM AMIs
    Model vCPU Mem (GiB) SSD Storage  (GB)
    c3.large 2 3.75 2 x 16
    c3.xlarge 4 7.5 2 x 40
    c3.2xlarge 8 15 2 x 80
    c3.4xlarge 16 30 2 x 160
    c3.8xlarge 32 60 2 x 320
    Instance Type vCPU Mem (GiB)  Storage (GB) Networking Perf. CPU Clock Speed (GHz) Intel AVX† Intel AVX2 Intel AVX-512 Intel Turbo EBS OPT
    Enhanced Networking
    c5.large 2 4 EBS Only Up to 10 Gbps Intel Xeon Platinum 3.0 No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
    c5.xlarge 4 8 EBS Only Up to 10 Gbps Intel Xeon Platinum 3.0 No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
    c5.2xlarge 8 16 EBS Only Up to 10 Gbps Intel Xeon Platinum 3.0 No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
    c5.4xlarge 16 32 EBS Only Up to 10 Gpbs Intel Xeon Platinum 3.0 No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
    c5.9xlarge 36 72 EBS Only 10 Gigabit Intel Xeon Platinum 3.0 No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
    c5.18xlarge 72 144 EBS Only 25 Gigabit Intel Xeon Platinum 3.0 No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
    c4.large 2 3.75 EBS Only Moderate Intel Xeon E5-2666 v3 2.9 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
    c4.xlarge 4 7.5 EBS Only High Intel Xeon E5-2666 v3 2.9 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
    c4.2xlarge 8 15 EBS Only High Intel Xeon E5-2666 v3 2.9 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
    c4.4xlarge 16 30 EBS Only High Intel Xeon E5-2666 v3 2.9 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
    c4.8xlarge 36 60 EBS Only 10 Gigabit Intel Xeon E5-2666 v3 2.9 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
    c3.large 2 3.75 2 x 16 SSD Moderate Intel Xeon E5-2680 v2 2.8 Yes Yes Yes
    c3.xlarge 4 7.5 2 x 40 SSD Moderate Intel Xeon E5-2680 v2 2.8 Yes Yes Yes Yes
    c3.2xlarge 8 15 2 x 80 SSD High Intel Xeon E5-2680 v2 2.8 Yes Yes Yes Yes
    c3.4xlarge 16 30 2 x 160 SSD High Intel Xeon E5-2680 v2 2.8 Yes Yes Yes Yes
    c3.8xlarge 32 60 2 x 320 SSD 10 Gigabit Intel Xeon E5-2680 v2 2.8 Yes Yes Yes
    Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Each vCPU is a hyperthread of an Intel Xeon core except for T2 and m3.medium.

*M3 instances may also launch on an Intel Xeon E5-2670 (Sandy Bridge) processor running at 2.6 GHz.

** These M4 instances may launch on an Intel Xeon E5-2686 v4 (Broadwell) processor.

† AVX, AVX2, and Enhanced Networking are only available on instances launched with HVM AMIs.