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.
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
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.
Sizes and rates
AMP2 Instances are offered in different sizes, named after the number of vCPUs.
The capacities of the machine (RAM, IO, disk and network bandwidths) are distributed according to the number of vCPUs to ensure a fair distribution of resources between users.
Price before taxes.
* The amount of RAM available per Instance is 2 GiB per vCPU minus 256 MiB.
Price per hour
Price per month
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.
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.
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.
Frequently asked questions
We strive to provide you with the best possible experience on these AMP2 Instances. However, these have an experimental status. This is why we are not able to contractually commit to a level of service, hence an SLA of 0%.
The guarantees of these "Labs" offers are detailed in our special conditions for BETA services..
No, we have established preliminary prices, so that the test is done in real conditions.
The computing power offered is very real and the quantities available are limited. We have opted for an access model based on price rather than private invitations to limit selection bias.
For now, you can keep your Instance until further notice. The objective is to allow you to test these offers and share your feedback with us.
Your feedback is important because it will allow us to build long-lasting offers that will best meet your expectations and needs.
- To order from the console, please go to the instance creation page, and if you need help there’s a dedicated documentation page.
- To order an AMP2-C1 from the command line interface, please use the following command:
scw instance server create type=AMP2-C1 zone=fr-par-2
You can then manage your AMP2 Instances as usual from Scaleway’s console.
We provide 3 Linux distributions:
- Ubuntu Jammy (22.04 LTS)
- Debian Bullseye (11),
- Almalinux 8 (Red Hat compatible community distribution)
But you are free to install another one by yourself.