Amazon’s Cloud announces the availability of a high I/O Instance
Amazon customers can now launch an EC2 High I/O Quadruple Extra Large (hi1.4xlarge in the EC2 API) instance. This I/O beast consists of 8 virtual cores, clocking in at a total of 35 ECU (EC2 Compute Units), HVM and PVM virtualization, 60.5 GB of RAM, 10 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity with support for cluster placement groups, and 2 TB of local SSD-backed storage, visible to you as a pair of 1 TB volumes. The SSD storage is local to the instance.
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