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AWS Graviton Weekly # 82

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Issue # 82: April 5, 2024 to April 12, 2024

Hey Reader.

Welcome to Issue # 82 of AWS Graviton Weekly, which will be focused on sharing everything that happened in the past week related to AWS Silicon: from April 5, 2024, to April 12, 2024.

This week has been very quiet related to AWS Silicon because most headlines were occupied by Google Next, especially the new Arm-based CPU called Axion, which looks very interesting and promising.

But one thing I noticed was that more and more times we will see AWS Silicon present in Amazon's shareholders' letters by Andy Jassy

"Shifting to AWS, we started 2023 seeing substantial cost optimization, with most companies trying to save money in an uncertain economy. Much of this optimization was catalyzed by AWS helping customers use the cloud more efficiently and leverage more powerful, price-performant AWS capabilities like Graviton chips (our generalized CPU chips that provide up to ~40% better price-performance than other leading x86 processors)".

"The past year was also a significant delivery year for AWS. We announced our next generation of generalized CPU chips (Graviton4), which provides up to 30% better compute performance and 75% more memory bandwidth than its already-leading predecessor (Graviton3)."

Arm is becoming ubiquitous to cloud-focused CPUs. The future looks bright for them and the whole ecosystem.

This is why I'm investing a lot of time creating an amazing Notion-based content library focused on ARM custom chips on the cloud (Graviton, AmpereOne, Trainium, Inferentia, Cobalt, and now Axion).

It hasn't been easy, dedicating more than 780 hours to curate, review, organize, and tag more than 2,500 resources related to ARM custom chips.

But unfortunately, it's not ready yet.

A sneak peek?

Stay tuned for the next week and you will be the first to know.

Back to biz


Tool of the week: CAST AI

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EVENTS

Cost Optimization for Compute Workshop
(Monday 15th April 08:00 - 11:00 GMT-5)

At AWS, saving customers money is part of our DNA. It was a founding principle of AWS back in 2006 and continues to shape everything we do, from how we develop products to how we build greater efficiency into our operations. AWS is relentless in inventing new ways to increase performance while optimizing costs and today offers the broadest and deepest functionality for computing.

Speakers:


Berlin AWS User Group Meetup - April 2024

Are you ready for an exciting evening of learning and networking? We're delighted to invite you to our upcoming event on April 16th, for another great AWS User Group session in Berlin. The session is sponsored by Rackspace Technology and will feature a great talk, followed by an AMA.

19:00 - 19:45 - Cristian Măgherușan-Stanciu // RDS and ElastiCache Optimization Strategies

In this session, Cristian will share how you can cut costs and reduce the carbon footprint of your Amazon RDS and ElastiCache clusters without giving up on performance.

We'll cover everything from choosing the right compute options — like selecting the best instance types, including Graviton where supported, good metrics for rightsizing, etc. — to picking the best EBS volume types for database storage.

We'll also cover scenarios where it makes sense to use the available Serverless options for RDS and Elasticache.


From the ARM Ecosystem

Marcos Ortiz

I'm a Data Engineer by day at Riot Games (via X-Team ) and by night, I curate the last news/product announcements/resources about AWS Silicon (Graviton, AWS Nitro, Inferentia, and Trainium).

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