Plan Types - Premium Compute Instances
Linux virtual machines equipped with a tailored set of resources designed to run any cloud-based workload.
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-peformance. 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.
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.
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:
- Enterprise-grade production applications
- Audio and video transcoding
- Big data (and data analysis)
- Scientific computing
- Machine learning and AI
Premium Compute Instances are currently available in select data centers.
|Atlanta (Georgia, USA)||Not available|
|Chicago (Illinois, USA)||Available|
|Dallas (Texas, USA)||Not available|
|Frankfurt (Germany)||Not available|
|Fremont (California, USA)||Not available|
|Los Angeles (California, USA)||Available|
|London (United Kingdom)||Not available|
|Miami (Florida, USA)||Available|
|Mumbai (India)||Not available|
|Newark (New Jersey, USA)||Not available|
|São Paulo (Brazil)||Available|
|Seattle (Washington, USA)||Available|
|Sydney (Australia)||Not available|
|Tokyo (Japan)||Not available|
|Toronto (Canada)||Not available|
|Washington, DC (USA)||Available|
|vCPU cores||2-64 cores|
|Memory||4 GB - 512 GB|
|Storage||80 GB - 7,200 GB|
|Outbound Network Transfer||4 TB - 12 TB|
|Outbound Network Bandwidth||4 Gbps - 12 Gbps|
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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