This topic describes the features of general purpose instance families of ECS and lists the instance types of each family.

g6a, general purpose instance family

g6a is in invitational preview. To use g6a, submit a ticket.

Features
  • Provides predictable and consistent high performance and reduces virtualization overheads with the use of the X-Dragon architecture.
  • Compute:
    • Equipped with 2.6 GHz AMD EPYC TM ROME processors with a maximum turbo frequency of 3.3 GHz for consistent computing performance.
    • Offers a CPU-to-memory ratio of 1:4.
    • Allows you to enable or disable Hyper-Threading.
      Note By default, Hyper-Threading is enabled on ECS instances. For more information, see Customize CPU options.
  • Storage:
    • I/O optimized.
    • Supports enhanced SSDs (ESSDs), standard SSDs, and ultra disks.
    • Provides high storage I/O performance based on large computing capacity.
      Note For more information about the storage I/O performance of the new generation of enterprise-level instance families, see Storage I/O performance.
  • Network:
    • Provides an ultra-high packet forwarding rate.
    • Provides high network performance based on large computing capacity.
  • Suitable for the following scenarios:
    • Video encoding and decoding
    • Scenarios where large volumes of packets are received and transmitted
    • Websites and application servers
    • Small and medium-sized database systems, caches, and search clusters
    • Game servers
    • Test and development, such as DevOps
    • Other general purpose enterprise-level applications
Instance types
Instance type vCPU Memory (GiB) Local storage (GiB) Base bandwidth (Gbit/s) Burstable bandwidth (Gbit/s) Packet forwarding rate (Kpps) IPv6 support ENIs (including one primary ENI) Disk IOPS (K) Disk bandwidth (Gbit/s)
ecs.g6a.large 2 8.0 None 1.0 10.0 900 Yes 2 12.5 1.0
ecs.g6a.xlarge 4 16.0 None 1.5 10.0 1,000 Yes 3 20.0 1.5
ecs.g6a.2xlarge 8 32.0 None 2.5 10.0 1,600 Yes 4 30.0 2.0
ecs.g6a.4xlarge 16 64.0 None 5.0 10.0 2,000 Yes 8 60.0 3.0
ecs.g6a.8xlarge 32 128.0 None 8.0 10.0 3,000 Yes 7 75.0 4,0
ecs.g6a.16xlarge 64 256.0 None 16.0 None 6,000 Yes 8 150.0 8.0
ecs.g6a.32xlarge 128 512.0 None 32.0 None 12,000 Yes 15 300.0 16.0
ecs.g6a.64xlarge 256 1,024.0 None 64.0 None 24,000 Yes 15 600.0 32.0
Note

g6t, security-enhanced general purpose instance family

g6t is in invitational preview.

Features
  • Implements trusted boot based on the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) chip. During a trusted boot, each module in the boot chain from the underlying hardware to the guest OS is measured and verified.
  • Supports comprehensive monitoring on the IaaS layer and provides trusted capabilities of the whole IaaS layer.
  • Provides predictable and consistent high performance and reduces virtualization overheads with the use of the third-generation X-Dragon architecture. g6t improves storage performance, network performance, and computing stability by an order of magnitude through fast path acceleration of X-Dragon chips.
  • Compute:
    • Equipped with 2.5 GHz Intel ® Xeon ® Platinum 8269 (Cascade Lake) processors with a maximum turbo frequency of 3.2 GHz for consistent computing performance.
    • Offers a CPU-to-memory ratio of 1:4.
    • Allows you to enable or disable Hyper-Threading.
      Note By default, Hyper-Threading is enabled on ECS instances. For more information, see Customize CPU options.
  • Storage:
    • I/O optimized.
    • Supports ESSDs only.
    • Provides high storage I/O performance based on large computing capacity.
      Note For more information about the storage I/O performance of the new generation of enterprise-level instance families, see Storage I/O performance.
  • Network:
    • Provides an ultra-high packet forwarding rate.
    • Provides high network performance based on large computing capacity.
  • Suitable for the following scenarios:
    • Scenarios that require high security and enhanced trust, such as financial services, government affairs, and enterprise services
    • Scenarios where large volumes of packets are received and transmitted, such as on-screen video comments and telecom data forwarding
    • Enterprise-level applications of various types and sizes
    • Websites and application servers
    • Game servers
    • Small and medium-sized database systems, caches, and search clusters
    • Data analysis and computing
    • Compute clusters and memory intensive data processing
Instance types
Instance type vCPU Memory (GiB) Local storage (GiB) Bandwidth (Gbit/s) Packet forwarding rate (Kpps) TPM support IPv6 support Connections (K) NIC queues ENIs (including one primary ENI) Private IP addresses per ENI Disk IOPS (K) Disk bandwidth (Gbit/s)
ecs.g6t.large 2 8.0 None A burstable bandwidth of up to 10.0 900 Yes Yes Up to 250 2 3 6 20.0 1.0
ecs.g6t.xlarge 4 16.0 None A burstable bandwidth of up to 10.0 1,000 Yes Yes Up to 250 4 4 15 40.0 1.5
ecs.g6t.2xlarge 8 32.0 None A burstable bandwidth of up to 10.0 1,600 Yes Yes Up to 250 8 4 15 50.0 2.0
ecs.g6t.4xlarge 16 64.0 None A burstable bandwidth of up to 10.0 3,000 Yes Yes 300 8 8 30 80.0 3.0
ecs.g6t.8xlarge 32 128.0 None 10.0 6,000 Yes Yes 600 16 8 30 150.0 5.0
ecs.g6t.13xlarge 52 192.0 None 16.0 9,000 Yes Yes 900 32 7 30 240.0 8.0
ecs.g6t.26xlarge 104 384.0 None 32.0 24,000 Yes Yes 1,800 32 15 30 480.0 16.0
Note
  • You can go to the ECS Instance Types Available for Each Region page to view the instance types available in each region.
  • For more information about these specifications, see Description of instance specifications.
  • The results for network capabilities are the maximum values obtained from single item tests. For example, when network bandwidth is tested, no stress tests are performed on the packet forwarding rate or other metrics of the network.

g6e, general purpose instance family with enhanced performance

Features
  • Provides predictable and consistent high performance and reduces virtualization overheads with the use of the third-generation X-Dragon architecture. g6e improves storage performance, network performance, and computing stability by an order of magnitude through fast path acceleration of X-Dragon chips.
  • I/O optimized.
  • Supports ESSDs only.
  • Provides high network and storage I/O performance based on large computing capacity.
    Note For more information about the storage I/O performance of the new generation of enterprise-level instance families, see Storage I/O performance.
  • Provides an ultra-high packet forwarding rate.
    Note The maximum network performance varies based on instance families. For higher concurrent connection capabilities, we recommend that you use g5ne. For more information, see g5ne, network enhanced instance family.
  • Offers a CPU-to-memory ratio of 1:4.
  • Equipped with 2.5 GHz Intel ® Xeon ® Platinum 8269 (Cascade) processors with a maximum turbo frequency of 3.2 GHz for consistent computing performance.
  • Allows you to enable or disable Hyper-Threading.
    Note By default, Hyper-Threading is enabled on ECS instances. For more information, see Customize CPU options.
  • Suitable for the following scenarios:
    • Scenarios where large volumes of packets are received and transmitted, such as on-screen video comments and telecom data forwarding
    • Enterprise-level applications of various types and sizes
    • Websites and application servers
    • Game servers
    • Small and medium-sized database systems, caches, and search clusters
    • Data analysis and computing
    • Compute clusters and memory intensive data processing
Instance types
Instance type vCPU Memory (GiB) Local storage (GiB) Bandwidth (Gbit/s) Packet forwarding rate (Kpps) IPv6 support Connections (K) NIC queues ENIs (including one primary ENI) Private IP addresses per ENI Disk IOPS (K) Disk bandwidth (Gbit/s)
ecs.g6e.large 2 8.0 None A burstable bandwidth of up to 10.0 900 Yes Up to 250 2 3 6 20.0 1.0
ecs.g6e.xlarge 4 16.0 None A burstable bandwidth of up to 10.0 1,000 Yes Up to 250 4 4 15 40.0 1.5
ecs.g6e.2xlarge 8 32.0 None A burstable bandwidth of up to 10.0 1,600 Yes Up to 250 8 4 15 50.0 2.0
ecs.g6e.4xlarge 16 64.0 None A burstable bandwidth of up to 10.0 3,000 Yes 300 8 8 30 80.0 3.0
ecs.g6e.8xlarge 32 128.0 None 10.0 6,000 Yes 600 16 8 30 150.0 5,0
ecs.g6e.13xlarge 52 192.0 None 16.0 9,000 Yes 900 32 7 30 240.0 8.0
ecs.g6e.26xlarge 104 384.0 None 32.0 24,000 Yes 1,800 32 15 30 480.0 16.0
Note
  • You can go to the ECS Instance Types Available for Each Region page to view the instance types available in each region.
  • For more information about these specifications, see Description of instance specifications.
  • The results for network capabilities are the maximum values obtained from single item tests. For example, when network bandwidth is tested, no stress tests are performed on the packet forwarding rate or other metrics of the network.

g6, general purpose instance family

Features
  • Provides predictable and consistent high performance and reduces virtualization overheads with the use of the X-Dragon architecture.
  • I/O optimized.
  • Supports ESSDs, standard SSDs, and ultra disks.
    Note The maximum performance of disks varies based on instance families. A single g6 instance can deliver up to 200,000 IOPS. For higher storage I/O performance, we recommend that you use g5se. For more information, see g5se, memory optimized instance family with enhanced performance.
  • Provides high storage I/O performance based on large computing capacity.
    Note For more information about the storage I/O performance of the new generation of enterprise-level instance families, see Storage I/O performance.
  • Offers a CPU-to-memory ratio of 1:4.
  • Allows you to enable or disable Hyper-Threading.
    Note By default, Hyper-Threading is enabled on ECS instances. For more information, see Customize CPU options.
  • Provides an ultra-high packet forwarding rate.
    Note The maximum network performance varies based on instance families. For higher concurrent connection capabilities, we recommend that you use g5ne. For more information, see g5ne, network enhanced instance family.
  • Equipped with 2.5 GHz Intel ® Xeon ® Platinum 8269CY (Cascade Lake) processors with a maximum turbo frequency of 3.2 GHz for consistent computing performance.
  • Provides high network performance based on large computing capacity.
  • Supports instance type changes to c6 or r6.
  • Suitable for the following scenarios:
    • Scenarios where large volumes of packets are received and transmitted, such as on-screen video comments and telecom data forwarding
    • Enterprise-level applications of various types and sizes
    • Websites and application servers
    • Game servers
    • Small and medium-sized database systems, caches, and search clusters
    • Data analysis and computing
    • Compute clusters and memory intensive data processing
Instance types
Instance type vCPU Memory (GiB) Local storage (GiB) Base bandwidth (Gbit/s) Burstable bandwidth (Gbit/s) Packet forwarding rate (Kpps) IPv6 support Connections (K) NIC queues ENIs (including one primary ENI) Private IP addresses per ENI Disk IOPS (K) Disk bandwidth (Gbit/s)
ecs.g6.large 2 8.0 None 1.0 3.0 300 Yes Up to 250 2 2 6 10.0 1
ecs.g6.xlarge 4 16.0 None 1.5 5.0 500 Yes Up to 250 4 3 10 20.0 1.5
ecs.g6.2xlarge 8 32.0 None 2.5 8.0 800 Yes Up to 250 8 4 10 25.0 2
ecs.g6.3xlarge 12 48.0 None 4.0 10.0 900 Yes Up to 250 8 6 10 30.0 2.5
ecs.g6.4xlarge 16 64.0 None 5.0 10.0 1,000 Yes 300 8 8 20 40.0 3
ecs.g6.6xlarge 24 96.0 None 7.5 10.0 1,500 Yes 450 12 8 20 50.0 4
ecs.g6.8xlarge 32 128.0 None 10.0 None 2,000 Yes 600 16 8 20 60.0 5
ecs.g6.13xlarge 52 192.0 None 12.5 None 3,000 Yes 900 32 7 20 100.0 8
ecs.g6.26xlarge 104 384.0 None 25.0 None 6,000 Yes 1,800 32 15 20 200.0 16
Note

g5, general purpose instance family

Features
  • I/O optimized.
  • Supports ESSDs, standard SSDs, and ultra disks.
    Note The maximum performance of disks varies based on instance families. A single g5 instance can deliver up to 200,000 IOPS. For higher storage I/O performance, we recommend that you use g5se. For more information, see g5se, memory optimized instance family with enhanced performance.
  • Offers a CPU-to-memory ratio of 1:4.
  • Provides an ultra-high packet forwarding rate.
    Note The maximum network performance varies based on instance families. For higher concurrent connection capabilities, we recommend that you use g5ne. For more information, see g5ne, network enhanced instance family.
  • Equipped with 2.5 GHz Intel ® Xeon ® Platinum 8163 (Skylake) or 8269CY (Cascade Lake) processors for consistent computing performance.
  • Provides high network performance based on large computing capacity.
  • Suitable for the following scenarios:
    • Scenarios where large volumes of packets are received and transmitted, such as on-screen video comments and telecom data forwarding
    • Enterprise-level applications of various types and sizes
    • Small and medium-sized database systems, caches, and search clusters
    • Data analysis and computing
    • Compute clusters and memory intensive data processing
Instance types
Instance type vCPU Memory (GiB) Local storage (GiB) Bandwidth (Gbit/s) Packet forwarding rate (Kpps) IPv6 support NIC queues ENIs (including one primary ENI) Private IP addresses per ENI
ecs.g5.large 2 8.0 None 1.0 300 Yes 2 2 6
ecs.g5.xlarge 4 16.0 None 1.5 500 Yes 2 3 10
ecs.g5.2xlarge 8 32.0 None 2.5 800 Yes 2 4 10
ecs.g5.3xlarge 12 48.0 None 4.0 900 Yes 4 6 10
ecs.g5.4xlarge 16 64.0 None 5.0 1,000 Yes 4 8 20
ecs.g5.6xlarge 24 96.0 None 7.5 1,500 Yes 6 8 20
ecs.g5.8xlarge 32 128.0 None 10.0 2,000 Yes 8 8 20
ecs.g5.16xlarge 64 256.0 None 20.0 4,000 Yes 16 8 20
Note

g5ne, network enhanced instance family

Features
  • Instances of the g5ne instance family significantly improve network throughput and packet forwarding rate. A single g5ne instance can deliver up to 10,000 Kpps.
  • Equipped with 2.5 GHz Intel ® Xeon ® Platinum 8163 (Skylake) or 8269CY (Cascade Lake) processors for consistent computing performance.
  • Offers a CPU-to-memory ratio of 1:4.
  • I/O optimized.
  • Supports standard SSDs and ultra disks.
  • Provides high network performance based on large computing capacity.
    Note We recommend that you select instance types of the g5ne instance family to deploy Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK) applications.
  • Suitable for the following scenarios:
    • DPDK applications
    • Network intensive scenarios such as NFV or SD-WAN, mobile Internet, on-screen video comments, and telecom data forwarding
    • Small and medium-sized database systems, caches, and search clusters
    • Enterprise-level applications of various types and sizes
    • Big data analysis and machine learning
Instance types
Instance type vCPU Memory (GiB) Local storage (GiB) Bandwidth (Gbit/s) Packet forwarding rate (Kpps) IPv6 support Connections (K) NIC queues ENIs (including one primary ENI) Private IP addresses per ENI Disk IOPS (K) Disk bandwidth (Gbit/s)
ecs.g5ne.large 2 8.0 None 1.0 400 Yes 450 2 3 10 10.0 1
ecs.g5ne.xlarge 4 16.0 None 2.0 750 Yes 900 4 4 15 15.0 1
ecs.g5ne.2xlarge 8 32.0 None 3.5 1,500 Yes 1,750 8 6 15 30.0 1
ecs.g5ne.4xlarge 16 64.0 None 7.0 3,000 Yes 3,500 16 8 30 60.0 2
ecs.g5ne.8xlarge 32 128.0 None 15.0 6,000 Yes 7,000 32 8 30 120.0 4
ecs.g5ne.16xlarge 64 256.0 None 30.0 12,000 Yes 14,000 32 8 30 240.0 8
ecs.g5ne.18xlarge 72 288.0 None 33.0 13,500 Yes 16,000 32 15 50 270.0 9
Note

sn2ne, general purpose instance family with enhanced network performance

Features
  • I/O optimized.
  • Supports standard SSDs and ultra disks only.
  • Offers a CPU-to-memory ratio of 1:4.
  • Provides an ultra-high packet forwarding rate.
  • Equipped with 2.5 GHz Intel ® Xeon ® E5-2682 v4 (Broadwell) or Platinum 8163 (Skylake) processors for consistent computing performance.
  • Provides high network performance based on large computing capacity.
  • Suitable for the following scenarios:
    • Scenarios where large volumes of packets are received and transmitted, such as on-screen video comments and telecom data forwarding
    • Enterprise-level applications of various types and sizes
    • Small and medium-sized database systems, caches, and search clusters
    • Data analysis and computing
    • Compute clusters and memory intensive data processing
Instance types
Instance type vCPU Memory (GiB) Local storage (GiB) Bandwidth (Gbit/s) Packet forwarding rate (Kpps) IPv6 support NIC queues ENIs (including one primary ENI) Private IP addresses per ENI
ecs.sn2ne.large 2 8.0 None 1.0 300 Yes 2 2 6
ecs.sn2ne.xlarge 4 16.0 None 1.5 500 Yes 2 3 10
ecs.sn2ne.2xlarge 8 32.0 None 2.0 1,000 Yes 4 4 10
ecs.sn2ne.3xlarge 12 48.0 None 2.5 1,300 Yes 4 6 10
ecs.sn2ne.4xlarge 16 64.0 None 3.0 1,600 Yes 4 8 20
ecs.sn2ne.6xlarge 24 96.0 None 4.5 2,000 Yes 6 8 20
ecs.sn2ne.8xlarge 32 128.0 None 6.0 2,500 Yes 8 8 20
ecs.sn2ne.14xlarge 56 224.0 None 10.0 4,500 Yes 14 8 20
Note

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