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Announcing Anaconda Support on AWS Graviton2

May 14, 2021
By Team Anaconda

Today, Anaconda, the world’s most popular Python distribution platform for data science and machine learning, in collaboration with AWS, is happy to announce the general availability of Anaconda for Linux on the aarch64 (arm64) platform optimized for Amazon Web Services’ Graviton2 processors.

Graviton2 processors are custom built by AWS using 64-bit Arm Neoverse cores. Graviton2-based instances offer up to 40% better price performance over comparable current-generation x86-based instances for a wide variety of workloads, including high-performance computing and CPU-based machine learning inference.

Suppose you’re a data scientist who runs workloads with Anaconda packages on x86-based machines. You can now leverage the power and savings of Graviton2 while still using your favorite tools and frameworks such as Conda, SciKit-Learn, and XGBoost. Running these frameworks on AWS enables end-to-end data science in the cloud, including development, training, testing, and production.

As with our current linux-64 (x86-based) conda packages, linux-aarch64 packages are supported in Anaconda’s “defaults” channel and will be regularly updated as the open-source community publishes new releases.

Download Miniconda, Anaconda Individual Edition¹, or Anaconda Commercial Edition to start using linux-aarch64 packages on AWS Graviton2 today.

For more information, please visit our docs, Installing on AWS Graviton2 (arm64).

[1] Subject to Anaconda’s Terms of Service

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