Previously we enabled a performance tweak for AWS EC2 on a select number of Hypernodes. This setting will now be enabled on all Excellence Hypernodes in the coming week. This change will decrease the time it takes to perform a gettimeofday syscall by up to 77%. By changing the kernel clocksource from xen to tsc profiling tools like New Relic will get a performance boost. Additionally, if your application uses this syscall a lot your CPU utilization might become reduced as well.