There is a new processor available within OCI. It is the AMD Epyc 7742 processor running at 2.25Ghz. This CPU has 64 cores and Oracle is offering this as a new Flexible CPU shape on OCI. Meaning you do not have to chose between 2,4 8, 16… but can choose any number of cores between 1 and 64.
As OCI does not oversubscribe any resources, but all resources are guaranteed , the other components like memory, network bandwidth and # of Nics scale based on the amount of CPU choosen.
OCI CPU Offerings
|B1 Shape||Standard Shape 2||E2 Shape||E3 Shape|
|Intel Xeon E5-2699C v4||Intel Xeon Platinum 8167M||AMD EPYC 7551||AMD EPYC 7742|
|2.2 Ghz||2 Ghz||2Ghz||2.25 Ghz|
|12 GB Ram / Core||15 GB Ram / Core||8 GB Ram / Core||16 GB Ram / Core|
|Max VM: 16 Cores||Max VM: 24 Cores||Max VM: 8 Cores||Max VM: 64 Cores|
|600Mb/s per Core||1 Gb/s per Core||700Mb/s per Core||1 Gb/s per Core|
As you can see, the E3 is a cheape processor with lots of memory and bandwidth. When we run a simple Geekbench v5 test on these shapes, we also see that the E3 shape runs at great performance.
For more information, you can find the details about all the available OCI shapes here:
Check here for an extensive performance blog post from Oracle: