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Premium Compute Instances are virtual machines that come equipped with the latest AMD EPYC™ CPUs, ensuring your applications are running on the latest hardware with consistent high-performance. Premium instances build off of our Dedicated CPU instances, offering similar plan resources but with a guaranteed minimum hardware model.

Premium plans are ideal for enterprise-grade, business-critical, and latency-sensitive applications, including any workload that benefits from consistent performance with the latest hardware.

Premium instances are not currently available in all regions. Review the Availability section to learn which data centers can be used to deploy Premium instances.

Latest Hardware

The key differentiator for Premium instances is its guaranteed minimum hardware class, which ensures your workloads run on the latest AMD EPYC™ CPUs. To learn more about AMD CPUs on the Linode platform, review the AMD page. This outlines CPU models, benefits of AMD processors, and the CPU models that are available across our fleet.

Dedicated Competition-Free Resources

CPU cores on a Premium instance are accessible only to that instance (not other instances on the same hardware). Because the vCPU cores are not shared, no other Compute Instances can utilize them. Your instance never has to wait for another process, enabling your software to run at peak speed and efficiency. This allows you to run workloads that require full-duty work (100% CPU all day, every day) at peak performance.

Premium Compute Instances are suitable for workloads that benefit a balanced set of resources and consistent performance. This includes:


Premium Compute Instances are currently available in select data centers.

Data centerStatus
Amsterdam (Netherlands)Available
Atlanta (Georgia, USA)Not available
Chennai (India)Available
Chicago (Illinois, USA)Available
Dallas (Texas, USA)Not available
Frankfurt (Germany)Not available
Fremont (California, USA)Not available
Jakarta (Indonesia)Available
Los Angeles (California, USA)Available
London (United Kingdom)Not available
Madrid (Spain)Available
Miami (Florida, USA)Available
Milan (Italy)Available
Mumbai (India)Not available
Newark (New Jersey, USA)Not available
Osaka (Japan)Available
Paris (France)Available
São Paulo (Brazil)Available
Seattle (Washington, USA)Available
SingaporeNot available
Stockholm (Sweden)Available
Sydney (Australia)Not available
Tokyo (Japan)Not available
Toronto (Canada)Not available
Washington, DC (USA)Available

Plans and Pricing

ResourceAvailable Plans
vCPU cores2-64 cores
Memory4 GB - 512 GB*
Storage80 GB - 7,200 GB
Outbound Network Transfer4 TB - 12 TB
Outbound Network Bandwidth4 Gbps - 12 Gbps

*512 GB plans are in limited availability.

Pricing starts at $43/month for a Premium CPU Compute Instance with 2 vCPU cores, 4GB of memory, and 80 GB of SSD storage. Pricing may vary by region. Review the Pricing page for additional plans and their associated costs. Review the Compute Instance Plan Types page to learn more about other instance types.

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