AMP2 Instances

A new tech

Powerful 64-bit ARM virtual machines, based on Ampere's latest processor designed for the cloud: the Altra Max.
In addition to its performance predictability, this new ARM8.2 processor is a market leader in terms of energy efficiency.

Energetic efficiency

The processor upon which AMP2 Instances are built has a maximum thermal envelope of 250W. This allows the processor to run its 128 cores under full load, without losing frequency.

To further improve energy efficiency, these Instances use processor time densification technology, allowing even better sharing of available physical resources.

Direct from the Labs

AMP2 Instances are the result of a collaboration between Ampere Computing and Scaleway Labs, representing the return of ARM technologies to Scaleway’s cloud ecosystem.

Please note that these Instances are currently in a trial phase. It is not recommended to use them to host critical services.


  • ProcessorFrom 1 to 60 ARMv8.2 64 bits vCPU between 1.5 and 3 GHz.

  • MemoryFrom 1.75 GiB to 120 GiB of DDR4 ECC RAM.

  • StorageFrom 1GB to 10 TB using Scaleway Block Storage with a bandwidth ranging from 300 Mbps to 20 Gbps.

  • NetworkAn ethernet bandwidth ranging from 100 Mbps to 6 Gbps.

  • SLA0%

  • Availability ZoneFR-PAR-2

  • Try AMP2 Instances now via Scaleway's console and command line interface: scw instance server create type=AMP2-C1 zone=fr-par-2

    Use cases

    ARM to build ARM

    The most efficient way to compile an ARM application is to use an ARM processor.
    Be they application packages or container images, a powerful ARM processor will simplify your CI/CD, from build to test.

    Video transcoding

    Designed to run all their cores in parallel at full speed, Ampere Altra processors deliver predictable transcoding performance with reduced power.
    More details on performance with H264 and H265 on the Ampere Computing site.

    Artificial intelligence

    Coupled with support for TensorFlow, PyTorch, and ONNX libraries, Altra processors provide up to a 2x performance speed-up over fp32 models with no or negligible loss of accuracy.
    More details on the Ampere Computing website.

    Big data

    Altra processors consume much less power than their x86 counterparts. This low power consumption combined with high CPU density translates directly into considerable savings when processing large volumes of data.
    More details on the Ampere Computing website.

    A public trial

    Scaleway wishes to develop new ranges based on the ARM architecture. We must ensure that the choices of hardware, the sizing and the promises of the manufacturers meet your expectations.

    A public trial is the last step in an iterative R&D process. We want to involve our users in order to evaluate the technologies in real conditions. These trials are a different approach to innovation compared to the so-called “Beta” or “Discovery” phases. These public trials are led by Scaleway Labs engineers, in collaboration with the rest of the Scaleway teams.

    AMP2 are the successors of a first generation of non-public Instances: AMP1, already based on Ampere Altra processors. This new iteration shows great potential, and is ready for testing at scale. We’re offering it today in the form of a public trial in order to source feedback, so we can build the best ARM cloud offers on the market.

    We are confident about the technical choices, but as the hindsight is limited and this induces a share of risk, the AMP2s are displayed as experimental. They are therefore without guarantee of recovery time and can be stopped, modified or deleted at any time.
    As a result, AMP2 Instances are offered at attractive prices to allow as many people as possible to participate in the trial.

    The history of ARM architecture at Scaleway

    The first product under the Scaleway identity in 2014 was an in-house designed neon ARMv7 server. In 2017, the first virtualization offers with ARM64 were born and in 2021 it was the turn of the Apple M1 to join the catalog.
    Scaleway's desire to offer ARM on demand for its customers is not new, however we had to stop certain offers such as C1 and ARM64 due to technical reasons. Today, the ARM ecosystem has matured. New generations of hardware for hyperscalers are coming, ushering in a new chapter in the history of ARM at Scaleway.