AMD Unveils Sneak Peek of Next-Generation Amazon EC2 Instances Powered by 4th Gen AMD EPYC™ Processors

In an exciting development during the “Data Center and AI Technology Premiere,” Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD) announced the continuation of its strong partnership with Amazon Web Services. This collaboration brings forth a sneak peek of the upcoming generation of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances called M7a, which will be powered by 4th Gen AMD EPYC™ processors.

Shares of Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) are trading higher in the pre-market trading session today. As of press time, AMD stock is trading at the price of $126.49, up 1.57% compared to the previous trading session.

The partnership between AWS and AMD dates back to 2018 when they first introduced Amazon EC2 instances to customers. The demand for new applications, such as financial applications, application servers, video transcoding, and simulation modeling, has grown significantly. David Brown, the vice president of Amazon EC2 at AWS, highlighted this trend, stating, “When we combine the performance of 4th Gen AMD EPYC processors with the AWS Nitro System, we’re advancing cloud technology for our customers by allowing them to do more with better performance on even more Amazon EC2 instances.”

Dan McNamara, the senior vice president and general manager of EPYC Business at AMD, expressed his enthusiasm about the partnership, stating, “AMD and AWS are reimagining what’s possible with cloud performance, driving a differentiated offering for customers with the next generation of Amazon EC2 instances.”

He further noted, “We continue to showcase the immense capabilities of the world’s best data center CPU, the 4th Gen AMD EPYC processors, and our ongoing collaboration with AWS highlights the momentum and demand for EPYC to power faster applications enabling customers to bring a broader range of workloads to the cloud.”

Next Generation of AMD and AWS Instances

The preview of the new Amazon EC2 M7a instances, utilizing the powerful 4th Gen AMD EPYC processors, is now available. These instances introduce enhanced processor capabilities, including AVX3-512, VNNI, and BFloat16. Customers can expect up to 50 percent higher compute performance compared to the M6a instances, enabling them to bring an even broader range of workloads to AWS.

AMD initially joined forces with AWS in 2018 and has since provided over 100 EPYC processor-based instances for various workloads, including general purpose, compute optimized, memory optimized, and high-performance computing tasks. Notable companies such as DNT, Sprinklr, and TrueCar have already experienced significant cost savings and improved cloud utilization by leveraging AMD-based Amazon EC2 instances.

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