In January 2022, we launched Amazon EC2 Hpc6a cases for patrons to effectively run their compute-bound excessive efficiency computing (HPC) workloads on AWS with as much as 65 % higher value efficiency over comparable x86-based compute-optimized cases.
As their jobs develop extra advanced, clients have requested for extra cores with extra compute efficiency and extra reminiscence and community efficiency to cut back the time to finish jobs. Moreover, as clients look to convey extra of their HPC workloads to EC2, they’ve requested how we will make it simpler to distribute processes to make the most effective use of reminiscence and community bandwidth, to align with their workload necessities.
Right this moment, we’re saying the overall availability of Amazon EC2 Hpc7a cases, the subsequent technology of occasion sorts which can be purpose-built for tightly coupled HPC workloads. Hpc7a cases powered by the 4th Gen AMD EPYC processors (Genoa) ship as much as 2.5 occasions higher efficiency in comparison with Hpc6a cases. These cases provide 300 Gbps Elastic Material Adapter (EFA) bandwidth powered by the AWS Nitro System, for quick and low-latency internode communications.
Hpc7a cases characteristic Double Knowledge Fee 5 (DDR5) reminiscence, which supplies 50 % increased reminiscence bandwidth in comparison with DDR4 reminiscence to allow high-speed entry to information in reminiscence. These cases are perfect for compute-intensive, latency-sensitive workloads akin to computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and numerical weather prediction (NWP).
In case you are operating on Hpc6a, you should utilize Hpc7a cases and benefit from the two occasions increased core density, 2.1 occasions increased efficient reminiscence bandwidth, and three occasions increased community bandwidth to decrease the time wanted to finish jobs in comparison with Hpc6a cases.
Right here’s a fast infographic that exhibits you the way the Hpc7a cases and the 4th Gen AMD EPYC processor (Genoa) evaluate to the earlier cases and processor:
Hpc7a cases characteristic sizes of as much as 192 cores of the AMD EPYC processors CPUs with 768 GiB RAM. Listed here are the detailed specs:
|Occasion Title||CPUs||RAM (Gib)
||EFA Community Bandwidth (Gbps)
||Hooked up Storage|
|Hpc7a.12xlarge||24||768||As much as 300||EBS Solely|
|Hpc7a.24xlarge||48||768||As much as 300||EBS Solely|
|Hpc7a.48xlarge||96||768||As much as 300||EBS Solely|
|Hpc7a.96xlarge||192||768||As much as 300||EBS Solely|
These cases present increased compute, reminiscence, and community efficiency to run probably the most compute-intensive workloads, akin to CFD, climate forecasting, molecular dynamics, and computational chemistry on AWS.
Much like EC2 Hpc7g cases launched a month earlier, we’re providing smaller occasion sizes that makes it simpler for patrons to select a smaller variety of CPU cores to activate whereas retaining all different sources fixed primarily based on their workload necessities. For HPC workloads, frequent eventualities embody offering extra reminiscence bandwidth per core for CFD workloads, allocating fewer cores in license-bound eventualities, and supporting extra reminiscence per core. To study extra, see Occasion sizes within the Amazon EC2 Hpc7 household – a unique expertise within the AWS HPC Weblog.
As with Hpc6a cases, you should utilize the Hpc7a occasion to run your largest and most advanced HPC simulations on EC2 and optimize for value and efficiency. You too can use the brand new Hpc7a cases with AWS Batch and AWS ParallelCluster to simplify workload submission and cluster creation. You too can use Amazon FSx for Lustre for submillisecond latencies and as much as lots of of gigabytes per second of throughput for storage.
To realize the most effective efficiency for HPC workloads, these cases have Simultaneous Multithreading (SMT) disabled, they’re accessible in a single Availability Zone, they usually have restricted exterior community and EBS bandwidth.
Amazon EC2 Hpc7a cases can be found in the present day in three AWS Areas: US East (Ohio), EU (Eire), and US GovCloud for buy in On-Demand, Reserved Situations, and Financial savings Plans. For extra info, see the Amazon EC2 pricing web page.