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Google Cloud chooses 3rd Gen AMD EPYC Processors with new T2D VMs

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AMD’s EPYC 3rd Gen processors have already been announced back in March as a huge upgrade both in terms of performance and efficiency, thanks to the new Zen 3 architecture. Back in June this year, Google announced to use 3rd Gen AMD EPYC™ Processors to launch the First Tau VM Instance.

According to Google Cloud, the T2D instance offers 56% higher absolute performance and more than 40% higher price performance for scale-out workloads. So, this makes the new Tau VMs deliver the best price-performance among leading clouds for scale-out workloads.

Now, the first member of this Tau VM family, T2D, is now available in Preview, and so Google has boldly shown off the results of independent testing by Phoronix. The cloud provider is confident of validating its own claims on price-performance leadership,  powered exclusively by 3rd Gen AMD EPYC™ processors.

Phoronix is a site devoted to Linux hardware reviews and benchmarking, putting T2D to the test with its benchmark suite, and you can check the Phoronix article for further details. If you are unaware, all of these tests were done using an AMD EPYC 7B13 processor with 60 cores and 60 threads delivering 320,108 MOps/Sec in Integer Math performance.

T2D VMs deliver, on average, 52% higher performance for 16 vCPU VMs and 47% higher performance for 32 vCPU VMs, when compared to general-purpose VMs from other leading public cloud vendors, across a variety of tests including image processing, database, video codec, compile-time, compression and cryptography.

“Across a wide range of tests carried out, the Google Cloud Tau VMs consistently showed the great value and performance-per-dollar,” said Michael Larabel, Founder, Phoronix. The testing shows that Tau T2D VMs deliver, on average, 52% higher performance for 8 vCPU VMs and 47% higher performance for 32 vCPU VMs across a variety of tests, including image processing, database, video codec, compile-time, compression and cryptography. 

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AMD continues to see momentum in Google Cloud adoption of EPYC with the recently announced preview of Google Cloud N2D VMs powered by AMD EPYC™ 7003 Series processors, which deliver on average over 30% better price-performance compared to the previous generation EPYC processors.

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