Amazon EC2 C5 instances are the next generation of Amazon EC2’s compute optimized instances and are powered by 3.0 GHz Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors (Skylake). C5 instances are built using a new light-weight hypervisor, which provides practically all of the compute and memory resources to customers’ instances. As a result, C5 instances deliver the best price/compute performance in the EC2 product family, with a 25% improvement in price/performance compared to C4 instances and certain applications delivering greater than 50% improvement. C5 instances are ideal for running compute-heavy workloads like batch processing, distributed analytics, high-performance computing (HPC), machine/deep learning inference, ad serving, highly scalable multiplayer gaming, and video encoding.