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Amazon makes its latest high-compute instances generally available

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announced today that its latest high-performance cloud virtual machines are generally available for customers.

That means businesses will be able to spin up C5 instances in the cloud that are built to handle applications requiring large amounts of compute capacity.

For example, the new instances will be well-suited to applications like video encoding, running multiplayer gaming systems, and serving advertisements.

These instances are designed to offer higher performance at a lower price than their predecessors, the C4 line.

Customers will be able to choose from instances with 2, 4, 8, 16, 36, or 72 virtual CPUs.

This offers greater scale-up capabilities than the C4 line, which topped out at 36 vCPUs per instance.

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