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With 96 physical Arm cores, this server is anything but a lightweight - and it comes with 128 GB of RAM for just $0.50/hr!

The Armv8 Beast!

Imagine that you could take advantage of 96 cores for just $.50/hr?  What would you do?  Well, that's why we created the c1.large.arm (formerly known as the "Type 2a") - and Armv8 powered beast of a server with datacenter quality components from top to bottom, built around a dual socket Cavium ThunderX SoC.  

With 96 physical cores @ 2.0 GHz, a bonded 20Gbps network, and a fast-expanding software ecosystem (including Docker and other cloud native tools) that can take advantage of many cores, the c1.large.arm can help you process more workload both faster and cheaper. 

Time to start an "ARMs" race?

Hardware Specs

  • 96 Physical Cores @ 2.0 GHz
    (2 × Cavium ThunderX)
  • 128 GB of DDR4 ECC RAM
  • 250 GB of SSD
    (or greater)
  • 20Gbps Bonded Network


  • EWR1
  • SJC1
  • AMS1
  • NRT1

OS Support

Custom iPXE

Custom iPXE allows you to install a custom operating system manually or via automated kickstart.

Debian 9

NixOS 19.03

CentOS 7

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

OpenSUSE 42.3

Debian 8

FreeBSD 12.1

NixOS 18.03

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS


“With Packet’s developer-friendly bare metal, we’re able to take our Curiosity IoT platform to any city in the United States in 90 days or less.  This is simply unheard of.”

Ivo Rook | SVP of IoT @ Sprint