New EC2 Instance Type - High Memory Cluster Eight Extra Large Instance

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    Immediately after the High-Storage Eight Extra Large, Amazon Web Services announced a new type of instance for In-Memory computing - the High Memory Cluster Eight Extra Large Instance.

    So, the technical characteristics of the new type of instance:
    • two eight-core Intel E5-2670 processors with a frequency of 2.6 GHz with support for Intel Turbo Boost and NUMA
    • 244 GB of RAM (!)
    • two 120 GB SSD hard drive
    • 10 GB network for Cluster Placement Groups0
    • HVM virtualization only
    • EBS-backed AMI only

    In general, why might such a monster be needed? Typically, such servers are needed by applications hungry for memory or in-memory cache systems. In total, we get a thirty-two-core system (sixteen cores hypertreading) based on 88 ECU (EC2 Compute Units).

    These machines are available from $ 3.50 for Linux and $ 3.831 for Windows per hour. With an annual reservation, we get a price of ~ $ 1063 per month. As for me, this is a very good price for such power. What are your thoughts on this?

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