AWS Fargate customers can now configure Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS) tasks and Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) pods to use up to 16 vCPUs, an approximately 4x increase from before. vCPUs are the primary compute resource in ECS tasks and EKS pods. Larger vCPUs enable compute-heavy applications like machine learning inference, scientific modeling, and distributed analytics to more easily run on Fargate. In addition, customers can now provision up to 120 GiB of memory on Fargate, also a 4x increase from before. This helps batch workloads, extract, transform, load (ETL) jobs, genomics, and media processing applications better perform memory-intensive operations on Fargate. Larger vCPU and memory options may also make migration to serverless container compute simpler for applications that need more compute resources and cannot be easily re-architected into smaller microservices.
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