Dedicated compute for CPU-intensive workloads
Dedicated CPU instances run on their own CPU cores in the Linode infrastructure. No sharing the processor with other instances.
A powerful infrastructure solution for CPU-intensive applications such as video encoding, machine learning, and data analytics processing.
Make Any Instance a Dedicated CPU
You can resize an existing Linode instance into a Dedicated CPU plan at any time.
Run workloads that require full-duty work (100% CPU all day, every day) without CPU contention/steal.
With Dedicated CPU instances, you can run latency-sensitive applications from your Linode with peace of mind.
Hypervisor resources for Dedicated CPU Linodes are not shared. The vCPU threads are assigned exclusively to cores and SMT threads on the hypervisor.
Perfect for CI/CD and Build Jobs
Using the Linode API, you can create a new Linode when needed and destroy it when the work is done.
Tailored Price and Performance
Match your workload to the right plan. The Dedicated CPU pricing lineup offers competitive plans for a wide variety of use cases.
- Dedicated vCPU cores: 2-64 cores
- Memory: 4 GB - 512 GB
- SSD Storage: 80 GB - 7200 GB
- Transfer: 4-12 TB
- Network In: 40 Gbps
- Network Out: 4-12 Gbps
- Dedicated IPv4 and IPv6 addresses
- Standard Linux Distributions
- Deploy via Custom Image & StackScript
- One-Click App Marketplace
- Full root access
- Direct console access through Lish
- Provision via Cloud Manager or Linode CLI
- Programmatic management via Linode API
- Multi-queue NIC support
- Available across all regions
Free Bundled Services
- Always-on DDoS Protection
- Domain management with DNS Manager
- Network security with Cloud Firewalls
- Private Layer 2 networks with VLANs
- Monitoring via Cloud Manager, Longview
- Deployment scripts with StackScripts
Complementary Paid Services
- Data protection with Backups service
- Add additional storage with Block Storage
- Create reusable images with Custom Images
- Advanced monitoring via Longview Pro
- Container orchestration with LKE
- Incident response with Managed Services
- Dynamic load balancing with NodeBalancers
- Add scalable storage with Object Storage
- Pro web and e-commerce sites
- Apps that required 100% sustained CPU
- Apps impacted by resource contention
- CI/CD toolchains and build servers
- Game servers
- Audio and video transcoding
- Big data (and data analysis)
- Scientific computing
- Machine learning and AI
- High Traffic Databases
- Replicated or Distributed Filesystems
Introduction to Dedicated CPUs
Independent benchmarking firm, Cloud Spectator, found Linode AMD CPUs deliver the best performance per dollar when compared to AWS, Azure, GCP, DigitalOcean, and Alibaba.
Dedicated CPU Performance Per Dollar
Multi Core Score, 4 CPU Dedicated VMs, 8GB RAM, Location US East
Dedicated CPU Plans
|RAM||CPUs||SSD Storage||Transfer||Network In||Network Out||Monthly||Hourly|
|4 GB||2||80 GB||4 TB||40 Gbps||4 Gbps||$30||$0.05||Sign Up|
|8 GB||4||160 GB||5 TB||40 Gbps||5 Gbps||$60||$0.09||Sign Up|
|16 GB||8||320 GB||6 TB||40 Gbps||6 Gbps||$120||$0.18||Sign Up|
|32 GB||16||640 GB||7 TB||40 Gbps||7 Gbps||$240||$0.36||Sign Up|
|64 GB||32||1280 GB||8 TB||40 Gbps||8 Gbps||$480||$0.72||Sign Up|
|96 GB||48||1920 GB||9 TB||40 Gbps||9 Gbps||$720||$1.08||Sign Up|
|128 GB||50||2500 GB||10 TB||40 Gbps||10 Gbps||$960||$1.44||Sign Up|
|256 GB||56||5000 GB||11 TB||40 Gbps||11 Gbps||$1,920||$2.88||Sign Up|
|512 GB||64||7200 GB||12 TB||40 Gbps||12 Gbps||$3,840||$5.76||Sign Up|
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