AWS Graviton2 brings ‘major performance leap’ to Amazon EKS

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AWS customers can now run containers more efficiently thanks to Graviton2

Amazon’s cloud computing arm AWS has announced that its fully managed Kubernetes service Amazon EKS is now generally available on its Graviton2 processor.

The Graviton2 is an Arm chip designed by AWS and its Annapurna Labs unit which provides a number of improvements over its predecessor including two times faster floating point performance per core, optimized instructions for faster machine learning inference, customer hardware acceleration, always-on fully encrypted DDR4 memory and 50 percent faster per core encryption performance for enhanced security …