Amazon.com’s Amazon Web Services unveiled this week High Memory Cluster instances, a new Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud instance family designed for memory-intensive applications such as in-memory analytics, databases, caching and scientific computing.

High Memory Cluster instances are ideal for applications that need a large amount of memory on a single instance, or require taking advantage of distributed memory architectures, AWS says. An instance is the AWS version of a virtual server, which comes in various sizes and is designed to provide dedicated computing power on demand

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