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EC2 Instance Types (table format)

2012-09-07

It’s little hard to compare instance type with the original page. I format as to be comparable using table. This information is quoted based on the page at 2012/09/07.

Standard Instances

Small Instance – default++ Medium Instance Large Instance Extra Large Instance
  • 1.7 GB memory
  • 1 EC2 Compute Unit (1 virtual core with 1 EC2 Compute Unit)
  • 160 GB instance storage
  • 32-bit or 64-bit platform
  • I/O Performance: Moderate
  • EBS-Optimized Available: No
  • API name: m1.small
  • 3.75 GB memory
  • 2 EC2 Compute Unit (1 virtual core with 2 EC2 Compute Unit)
  • 410 GB instance storage
  • 32-bit or 64-bit platform
  • I/O Performance: Moderate
  • EBS-Optimized Available: No
  • API name: m1.medium
  • 7.5 GB memory
  • 4 EC2 Compute Units (2 virtual cores with 2 EC2 Compute Units each)
  • 850 GB instance storage
  • 64-bit platform
  • I/O Performance: High
  • EBS-Optimized Available: 500 Mbps
  • API name: m1.large
  • 15 GB memory
  • 8 EC2 Compute Units (4 virtual cores with 2 EC2 Compute Units each)
  • 1,690 GB instance storage
  • 64-bit platform
  • I/O Performance: High
  • EBS-Optimized Available: 1000 Mbps
  • API name: m1.xlarge

Micro Instances

Micro Instance
  • 613 MB memory
  • Up to 2 EC2 Compute Units (for short periodic bursts)
  • EBS storage only
  • 32-bit or 64-bit platform
  • I/O Performance: Low
  • EBS-Optimized Available: No
  • API name: t1.micro

High-Memory Instances

High-Memory Extra Large Instance High-Memory Double Extra Large Instance High-Memory Quadruple Extra Large Instance
  • 17.1 GB of memory
  • 6.5 EC2 Compute Units (2 virtual cores with 3.25 EC2 Compute Units each)
  • 420 GB of instance storage
  • 64-bit platform
  • I/O Performance: Moderate
  • EBS-Optimized Available: No
  • API name: m2.xlarge
  • 34.2 GB of memory
  • 13 EC2 Compute Units (4 virtual cores with 3.25 EC2 Compute Units each)
  • 850 GB of instance storage
  • 64-bit platform
  • I/O Performance: High
  • EBS-Optimized Available: No
  • API name: m2.2xlarge
  • 68.4 GB of memory
  • 26 EC2 Compute Units (8 virtual cores with 3.25 EC2 Compute Units each)
  • 1690 GB of instance storage
  • 64-bit platform
  • I/O Performance: High
  • EBS-Optimized Available: 1000 Mbps
  • API name: m2.4xlarge

High-CPU Instances

High-CPU Medium Instanc High-CPU Extra Large Instance
  • 1.7 GB of memory
  • 5 EC2 Compute Units (2 virtual cores with 2.5 EC2 Compute Units each)
  • 350 GB of instance storage
  • 32-bit or 64-bit platform
  • I/O Performance: Moderate
  • EBS-Optimized Available: No
  • API name: c1.medium
  • 7 GB of memory
  • 20 EC2 Compute Units (8 virtual cores with 2.5 EC2 Compute Units each)
  • 1690 GB of instance storage
  • 64-bit platform
  • I/O Performance: High
  • EBS-Optimized Available: No
  • API name: c1.xlarge

Cluster Compute Instances

Cluster Compute Quadruple Extra Large Instance Cluster Compute Eight Extra Large Instance
  • 23 GB of memory
  • 33.5 EC2 Compute Units (2 x Intel Xeon X5570, quad-core “Nehalem” architecture)
  • 1690 GB of instance storage
  • 64-bit platform
  • I/O Performance: Very High (10 Gigabit Ethernet)
  • EBS-Optimized Available: No
  • API name: cc1.4xlarge
  • 60.5 GB of memory
  • 88 EC2 Compute Units (2 x Intel Xeon E5-2670, eight-core "Sandy Bridge" architecture)
  • 3370 GB of instance storage
  • 64-bit platform
  • I/O Performance: Very High (10 Gigabit Ethernet)
  • EBS-Optimized Available: No
  • API name: cc2.8xlarge

Cluster GPU Instances

Cluster GPU Quadruple Extra Large Instance
  • 22 GB of memory
  • 33.5 EC2 Compute Units (2 x Intel Xeon X5570, quad-core “Nehalem” architecture)
  • 2 x NVIDIA Tesla “Fermi” M2050 GPUs
  • 1690 GB of instance storage
  • 64-bit platform
  • I/O Performance: Very High (10 Gigabit Ethernet)
  • EBS-Optimized Available: No
  • API name: cg1.4xlarge

High I/O Instances

High I/O Quadruple Extra Large Instance
  • 60.5 GB of memory
  • 35 EC2 Compute Units (16 virtual cores)
  • 2 SSD-based volumes each with 1024 GB of instance storage
  • 64-bit platform
  • I/O Performance: Very High (10 Gigabit Ethernet)
  • Storage I/O Performance: Very High
  • EBS-Optimized Available: No
  • API name: hi1.4xlarge