back to article AWS throws the lever on monster 2TB X1 for in-memory databases

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has unleashed a handful of new service options on the second day of its re:Invent conference in Las Vegas. Among the announcements are additions to both the high and low ends of the EC2 cloud compute service. For companies looking to run in-memory databases on AWS, EC2 will now offer the X1 instance …

  1. Terafirma-NZ

    E7 has 18 cores so 18 x 4 = 72 to get over 100 they would have to use hyper threading and that will have little gain if they are using all 72 cores to begin with.

    Unless of course Amazon is getting some early shipment form Intel (unlikely) or custom parts and if Intel could build them I think they would be available anyway.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Intel is already proving custom Xeons to the biggest "Cloud service providers" but it just may be virtual cores. While you can overcommit your physical cores (VMware et al.), I've never done it myself so on that I haven't a clue. [Add todo list]

  2. WraithCadmus
    Boffin

    It's odd what excites me

    2TB of RAM and 100 CPUs

    *yawns*

    1 CPU and half-a-gig of memory?

    *sits bolt-upright*

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