Flexible Engine Elastic Cloud Server introduces new S6 instance series for general-purpose use cases

Elastic Cloud Server (ECS) is Flexible Engine’s virtual machine service based on Openstack which offers a wide choice of flavors designed to run your workloads on highly performant instances at the best price.

ECS has receive the following updates :

Elastic Cloud Server is updated with a new New P2S instances for GPU-accelerated use cases. They are equipped with NVIDIA Tesla V100 GPUs to provide flexibility, high-performance computing, and cost-effectiveness.

The P2s ECS features are:

  • CPU: 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors (Cascade Lake Xeon Gold 6278 processors at 2.6 GHz of base frequency and 3.5 GHz of turbo frequency)
  • Up to 8 NVIDIA Tesla V100 GPUs on a single ECS instance
  • 32 GiB of HBM2 GPU memory per GPU with a bandwidth of 900 Gbit/s
  • 14 TFLOPS of single-precision computing and 7 TFLOPS of double-precision computing
  • NVIDIA Tensor cores with 112 TFLOPS of single- and double-precision computing for deep learning
  • NVIDIA CUDA parallel computing and common deep learning frameworks, such as TensorFlow, Caffe, PyTorch, and MXNet
  • Up to 30 Gbit/s of network bandwidth on a single ECS instance

This new ECS type is available in 4 different flavors, with a vCPU number/RAM GB ratio of 1:8.

CPU/MEM ratio

Flavor Name

CPU

Memory 

Maximum/Assured Bandwidth (Gbit/s)

Maximum PPS (10,000)

NIC Multi-Queue

1:1

s6.small.1

1

1

0.8/0.15

10

1

1:2

s6.medium.2

1

2

0.8/0.15

10

1

1:2

s6.large.2

2

4

1.5/0.3

15

1

1:2

s6.xlarge.2

4

8

2/0.5

25

1

1:2

s6.2xlarge.2

8

16

3/1

50

2

1:4

s6.medium.4

1

4

0.8/0.15

10

1

1:4

s6.large.4

2

8

1.5/0.3

15

1

1:4

s6.xlarge.4

4

16

2/0.5

25

1

1:4

s6.2xlarge.4

8

32

3/1

50

2

Availability    

S6 is generally available. It is now launched in eu-west-1 region (Amsterdam). S6 will become available later in eu-west-0 region (Paris).

Benefits

S6 series offers an average of 31% better compute price performance over S3 and up to 45% for small and medium instances.

S6 instances has increased performances for the same amount of vCPU and RAM over S3:

  • on the network, with higher maximum throughput, guaranteed bandwidth and PPS
  • on the computing, with an average 50% higher performances measured with the Phoronix Test Suite from OpenBenchmarking.org 

Use Cases          

S6 flavors are suited for Enterprise website deployment, enterprise office environment setup, enterprise R&D and testing activities, light-load web servers, R&D and testing environments, and low- and medium-performance databases.

Limitations

S6 maximum number of vCPU is 8.

Console / API and Resources

As all other instance flavors, the new S6 series is available through the console and API. 

More information on ECS general-purpose instance types is available here

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