AWS announces a new Arm Neoverse-based CPU, the AWS Graviton4.
It’s been said that the best way to predict the future is to create it. This anecdote is clearly reflected in the data center and infrastructure market we see today being built on Arm. Ten years ago, no one had heard of a data processing unit (DPU); and it was early days for the Arm CPU server market. But some insightful and innovative people at Amazon had the vision to see where compute was heading, and that vision led to investments and partnerships and to what we now know today as AWS Nitro – one of the first true DPUs – and AWS Graviton – the first CPU custom-built by a hyperscale cloud provider.
Both represented the future of purpose-built infrastructure for the era of AI and workload-optimized computing we see clearly emerging at scale today. Having worked closely with AWS for almost 10 years, it’s fantastic to see what they have brought to market. This collaboration between AWS and Arm is at the forefront of driving the transformational changes we are seeing in the datacenter.
Today, we celebrate another major milestone as AWS announces a new Neoverse-based CPU, the AWS Graviton4. This marks the fourth Graviton CPU in five years – an incredible pace of innovation, and proof of the advantages of building custom silicon on Arm. Graviton4 supports 50 percent more cores and up to 75 percent more memory bandwidth per CPU compared to its predecessor, AWS Graviton3. These capability upgrades result in some very impressive performance improvements – up to 30 percent faster for web applications, 40 percent for databases, and 45 percent for large Java applications.
According to AWS, Graviton4 is the most powerful and energy efficient chip they have ever built. Best of all? Across their entire fleet, Graviton4 delivers the best performance and energy efficiency for a broad range of workloads running on Amazon EC2.
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