Starting today, Amazon EC2 X1 and X1e instances are available in the AWS Africa (Cape Town) and Asia Pacific (Osaka) regions. X1 and X1e instances are memory-optimized instances designed for running large-scale and in-memory applications in the AWS Cloud. X1 instances offer up to 1,952 GiB of memory while X1e instances offer up to 3,904 GiB of memory. Both, X1 and X1e, instances are powered by four Intel® Xeon® E7 8880 v3 processors and offer up to 128 vCPUs. EC2 X1 and X1e instances are ideal for running in-memory databases, like SAP HANA, high-performance databases, big data processing engines like Apache Spark or Presto, and high-performance computing (HPC) applications.
Source:: Amazon AWS