AMD Expands Collaboration With Google Cloud to Deliver Faster Application Performance and Elevate Business Productivity with AMD EPYC™ Processors

— Latest Goog­le Com­pu­te Engi­ne N2D vir­tu­al machi­nes use 3rd Gen EPYC™ pro­ces­sors for on average, over 30% bet­ter price-performance —
SANTA CLARA, Calif. 09/30/2021

AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) today announ­ced Goog­le Cloud is expan­ding its use of AMD EPYC™ pro­ces­sors with the pre­view of N2D Vir­tu­al Machi­nes (VMs) powe­red by AMD EPYC™ 7003 Seri­es pro­ces­sors.

Uti­li­zing the per­for­mance capa­bi­li­ties of the latest genera­ti­on of EPYC pro­ces­sors, the N2D VMs, accord­ing to Goog­le Cloud, deli­vers on average, over 30% bet­ter pri­ce-per­for­mance across a varie­ty of workloads com­pa­red to the pre­vious genera­ti­on of AMD EPYC pro­ces­sor based N2D instances.

3rd Gen AMD EPYC pro­ces­sors help cloud pro­vi­ders deli­ver a modern cloud envi­ron­ment to end users. This inclu­des lea­ding per­for­mance capa­bi­li­ties, fan­tastic pri­ce-per-per­for­mance and advan­ced secu­ri­ty fea­tures,” said Dan McNa­ma­ra, seni­or vice pre­si­dent and gene­ral mana­ger, Ser­ver Busi­ness, AMD. “We value our con­ti­nued broad col­la­bo­ra­ti­on with Goog­le Cloud, which exem­pli­fies a high-per­for­mance, cost-effec­ti­ve cloud expe­ri­ence for workloads that bene­fit from high through­put and impres­si­ve core counts.”

Our cus­to­mers’ needs are top of mind when crea­ting Goog­le Cloud instan­ces,” said Nirav Meh­ta, direc­tor of pro­duct manage­ment, Goog­le Cloud. “Now, through our col­la­bo­ra­ti­on with AMD and the capa­bi­li­ties of the latest AMD EPYC pro­ces­sors in the Com­pu­te Engi­ne N2D fami­ly, cus­to­mers can expe­ri­ence this next-genera­ti­on tech­no­lo­gy with signi­fi­cant­ly bet­ter per­for­mance and pri­ce-per­for­mance for their gene­ral-pur­po­se workloads.”

For cus­to­mers run­ning high-per­for­mance workloads that requi­re a balan­ce of com­pu­te and high-memo­ry band­width such as web ser­ving, data­ba­ses, media trans­co­ding, and image pro­ces­sing, the N2D VMs powe­red by AMD EPYC 7003 Seri­es pro­ces­sors provide:

  • Up to 224 vCPUs for high-thread workloads and 8 GB of memo­ry per vCPU
  • High sto­rage per­for­mance with per­sis­tent disk sup­port and up to 9 TB of local SSD
  • Future plan­ned capa­bi­li­ties to sup­port Con­fi­den­ti­al Com­pu­ting using advan­ced secu­ri­ty fea­tures wit­hin AMD EPYC processors

The new N2D VM fami­ly will con­ti­nue to sup­port a rich set of fea­tures intro­du­ced in the N2D VMs using 2nd Gen EPYC pro­ces­sors, inclu­ding sole ten­an­cy, cus­tom machi­ne types, Goog­le Kuber­ne­tes Engi­ne (GKE) and in the future, con­fi­den­ti­al com­pu­ting. N2D VMs with 3rd Genera­ti­on AMD EPYC pro­ces­sors are cur­r­ent­ly in pre­view in several Goog­le Cloud regi­ons: us-cen­tral (Iowa), us-eas­t1 (S. Caro­li­na), euro­pe-wes­t4 (Nether­lands), and asia-sou­the­as­t1 (Sin­g­a­po­re) and will be avail­ab­le in other Goog­le Cloud regi­ons glo­bal­ly in the com­ing months.

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