- We support ARMv8.2 architecture (64 bits), among other things.
- End-to-end multi-architecture support.
- Support is now available for mixed managed node groups.
- The EKS API and tooling such as eksctl take care of the architecture-specific configurations, for example, launching Arm-based control plane components such as CoreDNS or kube-proxy pods.
Amazon launched its Graviton2 processors on December 2019. They were custom-built by Annapurna Labs (an Israeli-based engineering company) for cloud workloads. AWS acquired them about five years back. The company’s investment into a second ARM-based chip helped it to further develop its custom silicon strategy and reduce its dependence on AMD and Intel server chips. AWS maintains a Git repository to assist new users in using the ARM-based AWS Graviton2 and Graviton2 processors. The “getting started” copy states that while it identifies specific Graviton processor features, the repository is also useful for anyone writing code on Arm.