AMD EPYC at Packet

EPYC™ meets the needs for today’s datacenter workloads. Kick the tires for the chance to win FREE EPYC for a YEAR!

Why AMD EPYC is a great fit in Packet’s bare metal hosting?

Flexibility. Performance. Security.

Born in the cloud, the AMD EPYC™ system-on-chip delivers 120% better memory bandwidth, 60% more I/O and 45% more cores than than the competition to power data center applications. No matter how you deploy, the AMD EPYC™ processor powers fast, responsive, and secure IT.


  1. Get $250 in credit to try your workload on AMD EPYC™ at Packet.
  2. Publish a detailed teardown of your results to get $1500 in additional credit.
  3. The user with the most dramatic results will win "Free EPYC for a Year"

Introducing the c2.medium.x86


We’ve always loved AMD's mojo, and the 7401P EPYC™ processor stands up to the hype. Cutting to the chase, this is the scale out compute box you've been looking for.  With 24 physical cores / 48 hyperthreaded cores at a 2.0 Ghz base clock speed (3.0 Ghz max with turbo) and a good dose of zippy RAM, your application or build service never looked better. 

Oh, and did we mention it's just $1.00 / hour?  Yup.  Welcome AMD to the party

Deployable in 4 Global Locations

  • AMS1 (Amsterdam, NL)
  • EWR1 (Parsippany, NJ)
  • SJC1 (Sunnyvale, CA)
  • NRT1 (Tokyo, JP)

Supported Operating Systems

CentOS 7

CoreOS - Alpha

CoreOS - Beta

CoreOS - Stable

Custom iPXE

Debian 8

Debian 9

NixOS 18.03

Scientific Linux 6

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Ubuntu 17.10

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

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“Packet's ability to automate and deliver new hardware solutions like the AMD EPYC is a cornerstone of our value proposition. As the first bare metal cloud platform to provide direct developer access to EPYC, we are leading the charge to enable innovation on the next wave of datacenter hardware.”

Read Zac’s interview at ZDNet