Fast and Scalable Compute Resources

From single-core VMs up to 64-core bare metal compute instances in large-scale clusters, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure compute instances scale for all your traditional and cloud-native applications.

Based on High Performance Intel Xeon and AMD EPYC processors

Cloud compute instances powered by the latest processors, and secured by the most advanced network and data center architecture, yet available in minutes when you need them.
  • Up to 64 simultaneous multi-threaded cores per instance for ultimate performance
  • Regions available in US and Europe; 12 additional regions announced
  • Up to 51 TB of local NVMe SSDs, as well as advanced block, file, and object storage options
  • Architected for high availability and enterprise-class governance
  • Bare metal instance shapes for compute- and data-intensive workloads
  • Industry-first non-oversubscribed network with dual 25 Gbps network interfaces per host

Available Cloud Compute Instances

Cloud compute instances are available in two main groups: virtual machines (VMs) and bare metal machines. Both groups have a DenseIO option for high performance local NVMe SSD storage. Both groups are also available with NVIDIA Tesla GPU's (Pascal or Volta) for HPC workloads. All instances run on the same virtual cloud networks, with up to 1 PB per instance, and accessible through the same console and API set.
Virtual Machine Standard
1 - 24 full processor cores on Intel Xeon or AMD EPYC processors
15 - 320 GB RAM
Up to 1 PB Block Storage
Up to 24.6 Gbps Network Bandwidth
Virtual Machine DenseIO
8 - 24 full processor cores on Intel Xeon processors
120 - 320 GB RAM
6.4 - 25.6 TB of local NVMe SSD
Up to 1 PB Block Storage
Up to 24.6 Gbps Network Bandwidth
Virtual Machine GPU
6 - 24 Cores, 90 - 360 GB RAM
1 - 4 Tesla GPUs (Pascal or Volta)
Up to 1 PB Block Storage
Up to 25 Gbps Network Interfaces
Bare Metal Standard
52 or 64 full processor cores on Intel Xeon or AMD EPYC processors
512-768 GB RAM
Up to 1 PB Block Storage
2x 25 Gbps Network Interfaces
Bare Metal DenseIO
52 Cores, 768 GB RAM
51.2 TB of local NVMe SSD
Up to 1 PB Block Storage
2x 25 Gbps Network Interfaces
Bare Metal GPU
28 - 52 Cores, 192 - 768 GB RAM
2 - 8 Tesla GPUs (Pascal or Volta)
Up to 1 PB Block Storage
2x 25 Gbps Network Interfaces

Predictable, Aggressive Pricing

Simple, no-surprise cloud compute pricing, up to 70% below competition, lets you build competitive applications with predictable budgets.
Max Memory
Max Local NVMe SSD
Max Network Bandwidth
Price Per Hour
VM - Standard
1-24   320 GB   24.6 Gbps / OCPU
VM - Standard E2
1-8*   64 GB   5.6 Gbps / OCPU
VM - DenseIO
8-24   320 GB 25.6 TB 24.6 Gbps / OCPU
12 1 P100 104 GB   1600 Mbps / GPU
6 - 24 1 - 4 V100 360 GB   24 Gbps / GPU
Bare Metal - Standard
52   768 GB   2 x 25 Gbps / OCPU
Bare Metal - Standard E2
64   512 GB   2 x 25 Gbps / OCPU
Bare Metal - DenseIO
52   768 GB 51.2 TB 2 x 25 Gbps / OCPU
Bare Metal - HPC
36   384 GB 6.7 TB 1 x 25 Gbps
1 x 100 Gbps
USD $0.075 / OCPU
Bare Metal - GPU
28 2x P100 192 GB   2 x 25 Gbps / GPU
Bare Metal - GPU
52 8x V100 768 GB   2 x 25 Gbps / GPU
* Standard E2 shapes use AMD EPYC processors, and will be available in additional configurations soon.
Pricing uses Oracle Compute Units (OCPU). An OCPU is defined as the CPU capacity equivalent of one physical core of an Intel Xeon processor with hyper threading enabled. Each OCPU corresponds to two hardware execution threads, known as vCPUs. For detailed information about cloud compute pricing, see the detailed pricing page.

Use Cases

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure compute instances are the building blocks for applications from small websites to the largest enterprise applications. The main shapes each have use cases for which they are especially suitable:

Common Workloads - VMs

Virtual machine (VM) instances offer compute resources in many shapes, from a single OCPU to 24 OCPUs, catering to a variety of workloads and software architectures. All Oracle Cloud Infrastructure VM shapes support remote block storage, but the Dense I/O shapes also offer up to 25.6 TB of local NVMe SSD storage for applications requiring low latency, millions of IOPS, and high local storage capacity. See Virtual Machine Instance Features >>

Compute and Storage Intensive Workloads - Bare Metal

Bare metal instances support applications requiring high core counts, large amounts of memory, and high memory bandwidth. You can build cloud environments with performance equal or better than other clouds or on-premises infrastructure. Bare metal compute instances provide customers with exceptional isolation, visibility, and control. See Bare Metal Instance Features >>

Custom Application Workloads - Bare Metal

Bare metal compute instances, with off-box networking, provide the ultimate versatility in terms of application support. "Bring-your-own-image" allows you to run any operating system or hypervisor on bare metal instances. In combination with the fully software-defined switched network architecture of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, this gives you unmatched capability to support application stacks from legacy to cutting-edge. See Bring Your Own Image Documentation >>

Artificial Intelligence and HPC Workloads - GPUs

Accelerated computing requires consistently fast infrastructure across every service. With GPU instances you can process and analyze massive data sets more efficiently, making them ideal for complex machine learning (ML), artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms, and many industrial HPC applications. See Bare Metal GPU Instance Features >>

Additional Services

Low Latency Block Storage

Reliable and High Performance
Highly available, persistent, network-attached storage volumes optimized to deliver low latency and high IOPS.
Backup and Restore
Volumes can be backed up to highly durable, highly available object storage, and can even be restored to new volumes.
Boot Volumes
Manageable, durable, and versatile system boot disks are provided with Oracle Block Volumes.

Secure and Flexible Network

Virtual Cloud Networks (VCN)
Fully customizable private networks enable you to easily move your existing network topology to the cloud.
Network Isolation
An isolated virtual cloud network, combined with dedicated physical servers ensure strong isolation, even from Oracle.
Extension of On-Premises
Connect to your VCN over an encrypted IPsec Virtual Private Network (VPN), or use FastConnect for a private, direct connection.

High Availability

Fault Isolation
You can deploy applications in mulit-region, multi- Availability Domain (AD, or multi-fault domain configurations. ADs are are built with fully independent infrastructure such as buildings, power generators, cooling equipment, network, and servers, while fault domains partition the compute resources within an AD for further protection.
High Availability
Regions can contain multiple Availability Domains, connected by a high speed network backbone, And each AD contains three fault domains.
Low Latency
High speed network backbones enable highly reliable applications running across ADs with minimum impact to application performance.

Flexible Image Management

Operating System Choice
Support for an ever-growing list of Microsoft Windows Server and enterprise Linux operating systems such as Oracle Linux, CentOS, Ubuntu, and others.
Bring Your Own Image (BYOI)
Flexibility to bring and run your own operating system or hypervisor on your compute instances. Use images across compute shapes (see documentation for details).
Launch Images from Oracle and Partners
Easily discover and launch images for Oracle Applications and third-party business applications from an expanding ecosystem of Oracle partners.

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