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Google Selects 3rd Gen AMD EPYC Processors to Power Tau VM Instance

Google Selects 3rd Gen AMD EPYC Processors to Power Tau VM Instance

AMD and Google Cloud announced the launch of the new T2D instances, Tau VMs, the first new family of virtual machines for Google Compute Platform. T2D is powered by 3rd Generation of AMD EPYC processors, utilizing the performance built upon Zen 3 cores.

The instances providers 56% of performance boosts and 42% higher-price performance when compared with other general-purpose VMs from any already available public cloud platform vendors. In addition, the T2D instances are suitable for heavy workload environment such as running web servers, containerized microservices, data processing, large-scale Java application, etcetera. The AMD EPYC processor-based VMs preserves x86 compatibility to reduce the chances of wasting unwanted resources thus, taking full advantage of the processing power, while retaining Google Kubernetes Engine support from the earlier days. Clients who require flexibility and cost-friendly solution can utilize Tau VMs that offers up to 60vCPUs per VM and 4GB of memory per vCPU.

Source: Google Cloud Platform, 1 & 2.

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