This topic describes the features of instance families with high clock speeds and lists the instance types of each instance family.

hfc7, compute optimized instance family with high clock speed

Features
  • Uses the third-generation X-Dragon architecture to provide predictable and consistent high performance and reduce virtualization overheads.
  • I/O optimized.
  • Supports enhanced SSDs (ESSDs) and provides ultra-high I/O 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 1:2.
  • Provides an ultra-high packet forwarding rate.
  • Equipped with Intel ® Xeon ® Platinum 8369HB (Cooper Lake) or Intel ® Xeon ® Platinum 8369HC (Cooper Lake) processors that deliver a maximum turbo frequency of 3.8 GHz and a minimum clock speed of 3.3 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.
  • Provides high network performance based on large computing capacity.
  • Suitable for the following scenarios:
    • Scenarios such as on-screen video comments and telecom data forwarding where large volumes of packets are transmitted and received
    • High-performance frontend server clusters
    • Frontend servers of massively multiplayer online (MMO) games
    • Data analysis, batch processing, and video encoding
    • High-performance science and engineering applications
Instance types
Instance type vCPUs Memory (GiB) Local storage (GiB) Base bandwidth (Gbit/s) Burstable bandwidth (Gbit/s) Packet forwarding rate (Kpps) IPv6 support NIC queues ENIs (including one primary ENI) Private IP addresses per ENI Disk IOPS (K) Disk bandwidth (Gbit/s)
ecs.hfc7.large 2 4.0 None 1.2 10.0 900 Yes 2 2 6 20 1.0
ecs.hfc7.xlarge 4 8.0 None 2.0 10.0 1,000 Yes 4 3 15 30 1.5
ecs.hfc7.2xlarge 8 16.0 None 3.0 10.0 1,600 Yes 8 4 15 45 2.0
ecs.hfc7.3xlarge 12 24.0 None 4.5 10.0 2,000 Yes 8 6 15 60 2.5
ecs.hfc7.4xlarge 16 32.0 None 6.0 10.0 2,500 Yes 8 8 30 75 3.0
ecs.hfc7.6xlarge 24 48.0 None 8.0 10.0 3,000 Yes 12 8 30 90 4.0
ecs.hfc7.8xlarge 32 64.0 None 10.0 None 4,000 Yes 16 8 30 105 5.0
ecs.hfc7.12xlarge 48 96.0 None 16.0 None 6,000 Yes 24 8 30 150 8.0
ecs.hfc7.24xlarge 96 192.0 None 32.0 None 12,000 Yes 32 15 30 300 16.0
Note

hfc6, compute optimized instance family with high clock speed

Features
  • Uses the X-Dragon architecture to provide predictable and consistent high performance and reduce virtualization overheads.
  • I/O optimized.
  • Supports 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.
  • Offers a CPU-to-memory ratio of 1:2.
  • Provides an ultra-high packet forwarding rate.
  • Equipped with 3.1 GHz Intel ® Xeon ® Platinum 8269 (Cascade Lake) processors that deliver a maximum turbo frequency of 3.5 GHz for consistent computing performance.
    Note The CPU of this instance family provides a 3.1 GHz clock speed. The Intel System Studio (ISS) feature may cause a lower clock speed to be displayed. Alibaba Cloud is working on to resolve this issue. This issue does not affect the actual clock speed of your instances.
    You can run the following commands separately and use the turbostat tool to view the actual clock speed.
    yum install kernel-tools
    turbostat
  • 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 high network performance based on large computing capacity.
  • Suitable for the following scenarios:
    • Scenarios such as on-screen video comments and telecom data forwarding where large volumes of packets are transmitted and received
    • Web frontend servers
    • Frontend servers of MMO games
    • Data analysis, batch processing, and video encoding
    • High-performance scientific and engineering applications
Instance types
Instance type vCPUs Memory (GiB) Local storage (GiB) Base bandwidth (Gbit/s) Burstable bandwidth (Gbit/s) Packet forwarding rate (Kpps) IPv6 support NIC queues ENIs (including one primary ENI) Private IP addresses per ENI Disk IOPS (K) Disk bandwidth (Gbit/s)
ecs.hfc6.large 2 4.0 None 1.0 3.0 300 Yes 2 2 6 10 1.0
ecs.hfc6.xlarge 4 8.0 None 1.5 5.0 500 Yes 4 3 10 20 1.5
ecs.hfc6.2xlarge 8 16.0 None 2.5 8.0 800 Yes 8 4 10 25 2.0
ecs.hfc6.3xlarge 12 24.0 None 4.0 10.0 900 Yes 8 6 10 30 2.5
ecs.hfc6.4xlarge 16 32.0 None 5.0 10.0 1,000 Yes 8 8 20 40 3.0
ecs.hfc6.6xlarge 24 48.0 None 7.5 10.0 1,500 Yes 12 8 20 50 4.0
ecs.hfc6.8xlarge 32 64.0 None 10.0 None 2,000 Yes 16 8 20 60 5.0
ecs.hfc6.10xlarge 40 96.0 None 12.5 None 3,000 Yes 32 7 20 100 8.0
ecs.hfc6.16xlarge 64 128.0 None 20.0 None 4,000 Yes 32 8 20 120 10.0
ecs.hfc6.20xlarge 80 192.0 None 25.0 None 6,000 Yes 32 15 20 200 16.0
Note

hfg7, general purpose instance family with high clock speed

Features
  • Uses the third-generation X-Dragon architecture to provide predictable and consistent high performance and reduce virtualization overheads.
  • I/O optimized.
  • Supports ESSDs and provides ultra-high I/O 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.
  • Provides an ultra-high packet forwarding rate.
  • Equipped with Intel ® Xeon ® Platinum 8369HB (Cooper Lake) or Intel ® Xeon ® Platinum 8369HC (Cooper Lake) processors that deliver a maximum turbo frequency of 3.8 GHz and a minimum clock speed of 3.3 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.
  • Provides high network performance based on large computing capacity.
  • Suitable for the following scenarios:
    • Scenarios such as on-screen video comments and telecom data forwarding where large volumes of packets are transmitted and received
    • Enterprise-level applications of various types and sizes
    • Game servers
    • Small and medium-sized database systems, caches, and search clusters
    • High-performance scientific computing
    • Video encoding applications
Instance types
Instance type vCPUs Memory (GiB) Local storage (GiB) Base bandwidth (Gbit/s) Burstable bandwidth (Gbit/s) Packet forwarding rate (Kpps) IPv6 support NIC queues ENIs (including one primary ENI) Private IP addresses per ENI Disk IOPS (K) Disk bandwidth (Gbit/s)
ecs.hfg7.large 2 8.0 None 1.2 10.0 900 Yes 2 2 6 20 1.0
ecs.hfg7.xlarge 4 16.0 None 2.0 10.0 1,000 Yes 4 3 15 30 1.5
ecs.hfg7.2xlarge 8 32.0 None 3.0 10.0 1,600 Yes 8 4 15 45 2.0
ecs.hfg7.3xlarge 12 48.0 None 4.5 10.0 2,000 Yes 8 6 15 60 2.5
ecs.hfg7.4xlarge 16 64.0 None 6.0 10.0 2,500 Yes 8 8 30 75 3.0
ecs.hfg7.6xlarge 24 96.0 None 8.0 10.0 3,000 Yes 12 8 30 90 4.0
ecs.hfg7.8xlarge 32 128.0 None 10.0 None 4,000 Yes 16 8 30 105 5.0
ecs.hfg7.12xlarge 48 192.0 None 16.0 None 6,000 Yes 24 8 30 150 8.0
ecs.hfg7.24xlarge 96 384.0 None 32.0 None 12,000 Yes 32 15 30 300 16.0
Note

hfg6, general purpose instance family with high clock speed

Features
  • Uses the X-Dragon architecture to provide predictable and consistent high performance and reduce virtualization overheads.
  • I/O optimized.
  • Supports ESSDs, standard SSDs, and ultra disks.
  • Provides high storage I/O performance based on large compute 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.
  • Provides an ultra-high packet forwarding rate.
  • Equipped with 3.1 GHz Intel ® Xeon ® Platinum 8269 (Cascade Lake) processors that deliver a maximum turbo frequency of 3.5 GHz for consistent computing performance.
    Note The CPU of this instance family provides a 3.1 GHz clock speed. The Intel System Studio (ISS) feature may cause a lower clock speed to be displayed. Alibaba Cloud is working on to resolve this issue. This issue does not affect the actual clock speed of your instances.
    You can run the following commands separately and use the turbostat tool to view the actual clock speed.
    yum install kernel-tools
    turbostat
  • 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 high network performance based on large computing capacity.
  • Suitable for the following scenarios:
    • Scenarios such as on-screen video comments and telecom data forwarding where large volumes of packets are transmitted and received
    • 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 vCPUs Memory (GiB) Local storage (GiB) Base bandwidth (Gbit/s) Burstable bandwidth (Gbit/s) Packet forwarding rate (Kpps) IPv6 support NIC queues ENIs (including one primary ENI) Private IP addresses per ENI Disk IOPS (K) Disk bandwidth (Gbit/s)
ecs.hfg6.large 2 8.0 None 1.0 3.0 300 Yes 2 2 6 10 1.0
ecs.hfg6.xlarge 4 16.0 None 1.5 5.0 500 Yes 4 3 10 20 1.5
ecs.hfg6.2xlarge 8 32.0 None 2.5 8.0 800 Yes 8 4 10 25 2.0
ecs.hfg6.3xlarge 12 48.0 None 4.0 10.0 900 Yes 8 6 10 30 2.5
ecs.hfg6.4xlarge 16 64.0 None 5.0 10.0 1,000 Yes 8 8 20 40 3.0
ecs.hfg6.6xlarge 24 96.0 None 7.5 10.0 1,500 Yes 12 8 20 50 4.0
ecs.hfg6.8xlarge 32 128.0 None 10.0 None 2,000 Yes 16 8 20 60 5.0
ecs.hfg6.10xlarge 40 192.0 None 12.5 None 3,000 Yes 32 7 20 100 8.0
ecs.hfg6.16xlarge 64 256.0 None 20.0 None 4,000 Yes 32 8 20 120 10.0
ecs.hfg6.20xlarge 80 384.0 None 25.0 None 6,000 Yes 32 15 20 200 16.0
Note

hfr7, memory optimized instance family with high clock speed

Features
  • Uses the third-generation X-Dragon architecture to provide predictable and consistent high performance and reduce virtualization overheads.
  • I/O optimized.
  • Supports ESSDs and provides ultra-high I/O 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 1:8.
  • Provides an ultra-high packet forwarding rate.
  • Equipped with Intel ® Xeon ® Platinum 8369HB (Cooper Lake) or Intel ® Xeon ® Platinum 8369HC (Cooper Lake) processors that deliver a maximum turbo frequency of 3.8 GHz and a minimum clock speed of 3.3 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.
  • Provides high network performance based on large computing capacity.
  • Suitable for the following scenarios:
    • Scenarios such as on-screen video comments and telecom data forwarding where large volumes of packets are transmitted and received
    • High-performance and in-memory databases
    • Data analysis, data mining, and distributed memory caching
    • Hadoop clusters, Spark clusters, and other memory intensive enterprise applications
Instance types
Instance type vCPUs Memory (GiB) Local storage (GiB) Base bandwidth (Gbit/s) Burstable bandwidth (Gbit/s) Packet forwarding rate (Kpps) IPv6 support NIC queues ENIs (including one primary ENI) Private IP addresses per ENI Disk IOPS (K) Disk bandwidth (Gbit/s)
ecs.hfr7.large 2 16.0 None 1.2 10.0 900 Yes 2 2 6 20 1.0
ecs.hfr7.xlarge 4 32.0 None 2.0 10.0 1,000 Yes 4 3 15 30 1.5
ecs.hfr7.2xlarge 8 64.0 None 3.0 10.0 1,600 Yes 8 4 15 45 2.0
ecs.hfr7.3xlarge 12 96.0 None 4.5 10.0 2,000 Yes 8 6 15 60 2.5
ecs.hfr7.4xlarge 16 128.0 None 6.0 10.0 2,500 Yes 8 8 30 75 3.0
ecs.hfr7.6xlarge 24 192.0 None 8.0 10.0 3,000 Yes 12 8 30 90 4.0
ecs.hfr7.8xlarge 32 256.0 None 10.0 None 4,000 Yes 16 8 30 105 5.0
ecs.hfr7.12xlarge 48 384.0 None 16.0 None 6,000 Yes 24 8 30 150 8.0
ecs.hfr7.24xlarge 96 768.0 None 32.0 None 12,000 Yes 32 15 30 300 16.0
Note

hfr6, memory optimized instance family with high clock speed

Features
  • Uses the X-Dragon architecture to provide predictable and consistent high performance and reduce virtualization overheads.
  • I/O optimized.
  • Supports ESSDs, standard SSDs, and ultra disks.
  • Provides high storage I/O performance based on large compute 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 1:8.
  • Provides an ultra-high packet forwarding rate.
  • Equipped with 3.1 GHz Intel ® Xeon ® Platinum 8269 (Cascade Lake) processors that deliver a maximum turbo frequency of 3.5 GHz for consistent computing performance.
    Note The CPU of this instance family provides a 3.1 GHz clock speed. The Intel System Studio (ISS) feature may cause a lower clock speed to be displayed. Alibaba Cloud is working on to resolve this issue. This issue does not affect the actual clock speed of your instances.
    You can run the following commands separately and use the turbostat tool to view the actual clock speed.
    yum install kernel-tools
    turbostat
  • 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 high network performance based on large computing capacity.
  • Suitable for the following scenarios:
    • Scenarios such as on-screen video comments and telecom data forwarding where large volumes of packets are transmitted and received
    • High-performance and in-memory databases
    • Data analysis, data mining, and distributed memory caching
    • Hadoop clusters, Spark clusters, and other memory intensive enterprise applications
Instance types
Instance type vCPUs Memory (GiB) Local storage (GiB) Base bandwidth (Gbit/s) Burstable bandwidth (Gbit/s) Packet forwarding rate (Kpps) IPv6 support NIC queues ENIs (including one primary ENI) Private IP addresses per ENI Disk IOPS (K) Disk bandwidth (Gbit/s)
ecs.hfr6.large 2 16.0 None 1.0 3.0 300 Yes 2 2 6 10 1.0
ecs.hfr6.xlarge 4 32.0 None 1.5 5.0 500 Yes 4 3 10 20 1.5
ecs.hfr6.2xlarge 8 64.0 None 2.5 8.0 800 Yes 8 4 10 25 2.0
ecs.hfr6.3xlarge 12 96.0 None 4.0 10.0 900 Yes 8 6 10 30 2.5
ecs.hfr6.4xlarge 16 128.0 None 5.0 10.0 1,000 Yes 8 8 20 40 3.0
ecs.hfr6.6xlarge 24 192.0 None 7.5 10.0 1,500 Yes 12 8 20 50 4.0
ecs.hfr6.8xlarge 32 256.0 None 10.0 None 2,000 Yes 16 8 20 60 5.0
ecs.hfr6.10xlarge 40 384.0 None 12.5 None 3,000 Yes 32 7 20 100 8.0
ecs.hfr6.16xlarge 64 512.0 None 20.0 None 4,000 Yes 32 8 20 120 10.0
ecs.hfr6.20xlarge 80 768.0 None 25.0 None 6,000 Yes 32 15 20 200 16.0
Note

hfc5, compute optimized instance family with high clock speed

Features
  • I/O optimized.
  • Supports standard SSDs and ultra disks only.
  • Provides consistent computing performance.
  • Equipped with 3.1 GHz Intel ® Xeon ® Gold 6149 (Skylake) processors.
  • Offers a CPU-to-memory ratio of 1:2.
  • Provides high network performance based on large computing capacity.
  • Suitable for the following scenarios:
    • High-performance web frontend servers
    • High-performance scientific and engineering applications
    • MMO gaming and video encoding
Instance types
Instance type vCPUs 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.hfc5.large 2 4.0 None 1.0 300 No 2 2 6
ecs.hfc5.xlarge 4 8.0 None 1.5 500 No 2 3 10
ecs.hfc5.2xlarge 8 16.0 None 2.0 1,000 No 2 4 10
ecs.hfc5.3xlarge 12 24.0 None 2.5 1,300 No 4 6 10
ecs.hfc5.4xlarge 16 32.0 None 3.0 1,600 No 4 8 20
ecs.hfc5.6xlarge 24 48.0 None 4.5 2,000 No 6 8 20
ecs.hfc5.8xlarge 32 64.0 None 6.0 2,500 No 8 8 20
Note

hfg5, general purpose instance family with high clock speed

Features
  • I/O optimized.
  • Supports standard SSDs and ultra disks only.
  • Provides consistent computing performance.
  • Equipped with 3.1 GHz Intel ® Xeon ® Gold 6149 (Skylake) processors.
  • Offers a CPU-to-memory ratio of 1:4 (excluding the instance type with 56 vCPUs).
  • Provides high network performance based on large computing capacity.
  • Suitable for the following scenarios:
    • High-performance web frontend servers
    • High-performance scientific and engineering applications
    • MMO gaming and video encoding
Instance types
Instance type vCPUs 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.hfg5.large 2 8.0 None 1.0 300 No 2 2 6
ecs.hfg5.xlarge 4 16.0 None 1.5 500 No 2 3 10
ecs.hfg5.2xlarge 8 32.0 None 2.0 1,000 No 2 4 10
ecs.hfg5.3xlarge 12 48.0 None 2.5 1,300 No 4 6 10
ecs.hfg5.4xlarge 16 64.0 None 3.0 1,600 No 4 8 20
ecs.hfg5.6xlarge 24 96.0 None 4.5 2,000 No 6 8 20
ecs.hfg5.8xlarge 32 128.0 None 6.0 2,500 No 8 8 20
ecs.hfg5.14xlarge 56 160.0 None 10.0 4,000 No 14 8 20
Note