On February 18th AMD and Google Cloud announced the introduction of a beta version of the N2D virtual machine on Google’s computing engine with the second generation AMD EPYC processor. The N2D virtual machine family is a good choice for customers running high-performance workloads for general purpose and requiring a balance of compute and memory.
N2D virtual machines are designed to provide customers with:
· The high-performance second-generation AMD EPYC processor gives customers more flexibility to choose the best virtual machine for their workloads and delivers up to 39% improvement in Coremark benchmark performance compared to comparable instances, while achieving savings of up to 13% compared to N-Series instances;
128 and 224 virtual processor configuration options provide up to 70% memory bandwidth improvement over existing virtual machines in Google’s computing engine for high-performance computing (HPC) workloads requiring high memory bandwidth;
Higher platform memory bandwidth and core count. Performance is 100% better on multiple benchmarks, including Gromacs and NAMD, compared to Google’s current class of virtual machine processors.
Forrest Norrod, SENIOR Vice President and General Manager of Data Center and Embedded Solutions, SAID, “Cloud providers and hosts around the world recognize the outstanding core expansion of second-generation AMD EPYC processors, large memory bandwidth, significantly reduced TCO, and record performance. AMD and Google work closely together on these initial virtual machines to ensure that Google Cloud customers have a high-performance, cost-effective user experience in a variety of workload environments. We will continue to work together to provide customers with this perfect experience this year and in the future. “
AMD EPYC processors support more than 120 virtual machines from cloud providers and hosts around the world, enabling end customers to access powerful, cost-effective, and flexible virtual machine products. Beta N2D virtual machines on Google’s cloud platform are already available in beta versions in the Us, Central Asia 1, Southeast Asia 1 and West Europe 4, and more will be available in more regions.