AWS announces Graviton2 processor on 7nm process

AWS announced the Graviton2 processor, built on a 7nm process with Arm Neoverse cores. (AWS)

Amazon’s cloud business AWS announced a Graviton2 processor on Tuesday, a custom design built on a 7nm process and using 64-bit Arm Neoverse cores.

It offers seven times the performance of the first-generation Graviton, AWS said. Benchmarks by AWS showed virtual CPU performance increases in various Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instances of from 26% for video encoding to 54% for simulation.

The company is working on three types of Graviton2-powered instances for general purpose computing, compute optimized and memory optimized computing. The general-purpose instance is designed for jobs needing application servers, mid-size data stores, microservices and cluster computing. 

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AWS said compute optimized and memory optimized are coming soon. The Graviton2 processors include always-on 256-bit DRAM encryption and 50% faster per core encryption performance compared to the first-generation Graviton.

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