Amazon Web Services announced that it has made the use of Gravition2 Arm-based processors widely available for Lambda functions.
The company noted that the use of Arm processors offers up to 19% higher performance at a cost reduction of 20% compared to x86.
Although Amazon supports Linux 2 Arm on Node.js 12 and 14, Python 3.8 and 3.9, Java 8 and 11, .NET Core 3.1, only users who do not have specific binaries or dependencies in their functionality, or who alternatively use an interpreted language, can change architecture without having to rebuild anything.
In a blog post on the subject, the company explained, “In addition to the price reduction, functions using the Arm architecture benefit from the performance and security built into the Graviton2 processor. Workloads using multithreading and multiprocessing, or performing many I/O operations, can experience lower execution time and, as a consequence, even lower costs. This is particularly useful now that you can use Lambda functions with up to 10 GB of memory and 6 vCPUs.”
The functionality will be offered in Mumbai, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, Frankfurt, Ireland, London, North Virginia, Ohio, and Oregon availability zones.
For more information, read the original story in ZDNet.