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Amazon will improve its cloud efficiency using ARM-based processor

December 11, 2018 / Cloud Tech

Amazon is deploying an ARM-based Graviton processor to improve its cloud-based computing services. As per the Seattle-based company, this will lead to cost savings of up to 45% for "scale-out" services. Amazon became the world’s biggest player in cloud computing via Amazon Web Services (AWS) which is the company’s $27 billion cloud business. AWS provides on-demand cloud computing platforms to individuals, companies, and governments on a paid subscription basis. The e-commerce giant is changing the technology behind its cloud services to deliver faster performance and to save costs. The new system is expected to provide the company with a performance-per-dollar advantage. The ARM Graviton processor contains 64-bit Neoverse cores and is based on the Cosmos 16nm processor platform, highlighted ARM Senior Vice President Drew Henry. In addition, the Israeli-designed Graviton operates on the Cortex-A72 64bit core which functions at clock frequencies up to 2.3GHz. The se...