Starting today, Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) M2 Pro Mac instances are now generally available (GA). These instances deliver up to 35% faster performance over the existing M1 Mac instances when building and testing applications for Apple platforms such as iOS, macOS, iPadOS, tvOS, watchOS, visionOS, and Safari. M2 Pro Mac instances are powered by the AWS Nitro System and are built on Apple M2 Pro Mac Mini computers featuring 12 core CPU, 19 core GPU, 32 GiB of memory, and 16 core Apple Neural Engine.
M2 Pro Mac instances provide 2x RAM, 1.5x CPU cores, and more than 2x GPU cores compared to EC2 M1 Mac instances, enabling Apple developers to now migrate their memory intensive build and test workloads onto AWS and run more tests in parallel using multiple Xcode simulators, thereby accelerating application iterations and product time to market. Customers now have access to even wider selection of Apple silicon Macs on AWS to meet their specific requirements, while also enabling them to modernize their Apple CI/CD with dozens of AWS services such as Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS), and Elastic Load Balancing (ELB).
Amazon EC2 Mac instances are uniquely enabled by the AWS Nitro System through high-speed Thunderbolt connections, offering these Mac mini computers as fully integrated and managed compute instances with up to 10 Gbps of VPC network bandwidth and up to to 8 Gbps of Amazon EBS storage bandwidth. EC2 M2 Pro Mac instances support macOS Ventura version 13.2 and later as AMIs (Amazon Machine Images).