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Chip Shot: Custom Intel® Xeon® Sever Chip Boost Cloud Processing Power for Amazon Web Services Customers

Today, Amazon Web Services announced it is using another customized Intel® Xeon® server processor to deliver M4 instances. M4 instances are a new Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instance designed for small and mid-size databases and memory-intensive data processing tasks. The custom Intel Xeon processor E5-2676 v3 builds on the Amazon and Intel collaboration to develop and deliver optimal experiences for customers of Amazon EC2, a web service providing resizable compute capacity in the cloud. The custom Intel Xeon processor E5-2676 v3 for AWS runs at a base frequency of 2.4 GHz and can deliver clock speeds as high as 3.0 GHz with Intel® Turbo Boost. For more information on the AWS EC2 instances powered by Intel Xeon processors, visit Amazon EC2 Instances.