Google Selects 3rd Gen AMD EPYC™ Processors to Launch First Tau VM Instance

AMD EPYC pro­ces­sors enab­le Goog­le Cloud to pro­vi­de cus­to­mers with indus­try lea­ding per­for­mance and pri­ce-per­for­mance for sca­le-out workloads

SANTA CLARA, Calif. 06/17/2021

AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) and Goog­le Cloud today announ­ced T2D, the first instance in the new fami­ly of Tau Vir­tu­al Machi­nes (VMs) powe­red by 3rd Gen AMD EPYC™ pro­ces­sors. Accord­ing to Goog­le Cloud, the T2D instance offers 56% hig­her abso­lu­te per­for­mance and more than 40% hig­her pri­ce per­for­mance for sca­le-out workloads1.

The Tau VM fami­ly pro­vi­des cus­to­mers with a lea­ding com­bi­na­ti­on of per­for­mance, pri­ce, and easy inte­gra­ti­on. The T2D instan­ces, using the lea­ders­hip per­for­mance of 3rd Gen AMD EPYC pro­ces­sors, excels at workloads inclu­ding web ser­vers, con­tai­ne­ri­zed micro­ser­vices, data log­ging-pro­ces­sing, lar­ge sca­le Java® app­li­ca­ti­ons and more. 

At Goog­le Cloud, our cus­to­mers’ com­pu­te needs are evol­ving,” said Tho­mas Kuri­an, CEO of Goog­le Cloud. “By col­la­bo­ra­ting with AMD, Goog­le Cloud cus­to­mers can now leverage ama­zing per­for­mance for sca­le-out app­li­ca­ti­ons, with gre­at pri­ce-per­for­mance, all without com­pro­mi­sing x86 compatibility.”

We desi­gned 3rd Gen AMD EPYC pro­ces­sors to meet the gro­wing demand from cloud and enter­pri­se cus­to­mers for high-per­for­mance, cost-effec­ti­ve solu­ti­ons with opti­mal TCO,” said AMD Pre­si­dent and CEO Dr. Lisa Su. “We work clo­se­ly with Goog­le Cloud and are proud they selec­ted AMD to exclu­si­ve­ly power the new Tau VM T2D instance which pro­vi­des cus­to­mers with power­ful new opti­ons to run their most deman­ding sca­le-out workloads.”

The indus­try-lea­ding2 3rd Gen AMD EPYC pro­ces­sors allow Goog­le Cloud cus­to­mers to seam­less­ly inte­gra­te workloads with their exis­ting x86 eco­sys­tems, enab­ling app­li­ca­ti­ons and frame­works to work with the T2D instan­ces. The new instan­ces are offe­red in eight dif­fe­rent pre­de­fi­ned VM shapes, with up to 60 vCPUs per VM, and up to 4GB of memo­ry per vCPU, making this tech­no­lo­gy ide­al for sca­le-out workloads.

AMD EPYC pro­ces­sors power nume­rous instan­ces at Goog­le Cloud that sup­port workloads inclu­ding com­pu­te opti­mi­zed, gene­ral pur­po­se, high-per­for­mance and con­fi­den­ti­al com­pu­ting. The­se instan­ces are used by well-known cloud-nati­ve com­pa­nies, span­ning mul­ti­ple indus­tries, pro­vi­ding high-per­for­mance cloud instan­ces for their workloads.

T2D instan­ces will be avail­ab­le in Q3 and cus­to­mers can sign up for a pre­view here.

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  1. https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/compute/google-cloud-introduces-tau-vms
  2. MLN-016A: Results as of 04/14/2021 using SPECrate®2017_int_base. The AMD EPYC 7763 scored 839, http://www.spec.org/cpu2017/results/res2021q1/cpu2017-20210219–24936.html which is hig­her than all other 2P scores publis­hed on the SPEC® web­site. SPEC®, SPE­Cra­te® and SPEC CPU® are regis­tered trade­marks of the Stan­dard Per­for­mance Eva­lua­ti­on Cor­po­ra­ti­on. See www.spec.org for more information.

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