August 17, 2023

Why Graviton

If you’ve been paying attention, you’ll know that I love the AWS Graviton Processor. The AWS Graviton processor is a custom-designed processor by AWS designed to deliver the best price performance for cloud workloads. They are based on the ARM64/AARCH64 architecture, which is more efficient than the x86 architecture that is traditionally used in servers. This makes Graviton processors ideal for a wide range of workloads, including web applications, databases, and machine learning. Read more

March 30, 2023

Can I? IPv6 and Graviton Only

For any followers I’m an advocate for modern technologies. This is across the sustainability, performance and security. I’ve written a lot about Graviton in the past and I’ve also filmed videos with the AWS team about Graviton and I’ve also talked about security features and modern http protocols. The question I’ve got, can I run a reasonable complex website using modern technologies that employ all the modern protocols and security features. Read more

July 10, 2022

3rd Generation Graviton

Recently AWS released Graviton 3 processes (at least in the US initially anyway) and it was time to take them for a run against our everyday performance test. There are a few things to keep in mind before we dig into these stats. First off, the stated performance improvements may not reflect significantly in ’everyday’ workloads, as it looks like there were efforts put into specific areas as follows: up to 2x better floating-point performance up to 2x faster crypto performance up to 3x better ML performance Compared to Graviton2. Read more

February 14, 2021

Graviton vs Intel vs AMD EC2

History Over the last few years AWS has branched out into building their own ARM based processor named Graviton and also to providing instances powered by other x86_64/AMD64 architectures, namely AMD EPYC processors. In late 2019, they also introduced their second generation Graviton2 processor. Though, this isn’t the first time AWS has used AMD processors. If you have been around AWS for a while you may remember in about 2011/2012, you used to be able to order an m1 instance family. Read more

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