AMD EPYC processors come to Google—and to Google Cloud

Today we are plea­sed to announ­ce that we are using AMD EPYC pro­ces­sors for our inter­nal workloads and that they will soon be avail­ab­le to Goog­le Cloud custo­mers. 

AMD and Goog­le have a long histo­ry of col­la­bo­ra­ti­on. Our “Mil­lionth Ser­ver,” built in 2008, was based on an AMD chip, and we are proud to be the first to use the latest AMD plat­form in data cen­ters that power our pro­duc­ts.

For Goog­le Cloud custo­mers, we belie­ve in more choice and less com­ple­xi­ty. To bring the bene­fits of our AMD col­la­bo­ra­ti­on to our custo­mers, we will soon offer new vir­tu­al machi­nes powe­red by 2nd Gen AMD EPYC pro­ces­sors. The­se will be the lar­gest gene­ral-pur­po­se VMs we’ve ever offe­red. 

More CPU opti­ons gives you grea­ter fle­xi­bi­li­ty to choo­se the best VM for your workload. Whe­ther you’re run­ning gene­ral-pur­po­se workloads that requi­re a balan­ce of com­pu­te and memo­ry, or big com­pu­te workloads dri­ven by memo­ry band­width, the new AMD VMs come in a wide ran­ge of sizes to meet your needs. Avail­ab­le with 2.25 Ghz base fre­quen­cy, 2.7Ghz all-core-tur­bo fre­quen­cy, and 3.3Ghz sin­gle-core tur­bo fre­quen­cy, EPYC pro­ces­sors start at 2 vCPUs and sca­le up to over 200 vCPUs. They will sup­port RAM-to-vCPU rati­os from 1 to 8. You will also be able to con­fi­gu­re them as custom machi­ne typestailo­red to your spe­ci­fic workload.

We belie­ve that many gene­ral-pur­po­se workloads, inclu­ding back-office app­li­ca­ti­ons and web ser­vers, will see pri­ce-per­for­mance impro­ve­ments on the new AMD VMs com­pa­red to their cur­rent con­fi­gu­ra­ti­ons. Big com­pu­te workloads dri­ven by memo­ry band­width such as finan­ci­al simu­la­ti­ons, reser­voir ana­ly­ses, and wea­ther mode­ling, can take advan­ta­ge of full-socket VM sizes that pro­vi­de up to 60% bet­ter plat­form memo­ry band­width than exis­ting instan­ces. The new AMD VMs will be avail­ab­le later this year.