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AMD puts 2nd Gen AMD EPYC on Google Compute

by on19 February 2020

N2D family of Cloudy Virtual Managers

AMD and Google Cloud announced the beta availability of N2D VMs on Google Compute Engine powered by 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processors.

The pair claims that the N2D family of VMs is a great option for customers running general-purpose and high-performance workloads requiring a balance of compute and memory.

AMD's senior vice president and general manager, Datacenter and Embedded Solutions Business, Forrest Norrod, said that N2D VMs provide customers with: High-performance 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processors that provide greater flexibility for customers to choose the best VM for their workload and up to a 39 per cent performance improvement on the Coremark benchmark versus comparable N1 instances while offering a savings of up to 13 per cent over comparable N-series instances.

It provides 128 and 224 vCPUs configuration options that offer up to 70% higher platform memory bandwidth compared to existing comparable VMs in the Google Compute Engine catalogue for HPC workloads requiring high memory bandwidth, Norrod said.

This provides access to higher platform memory bandwidth and higher core counts, leading to a 100 percent performance improvement on a variety of benchmarks, including Gromacs and NAMD, compared to n1-standard-96 vCPUs.

“Cloud providers and hosters around the world recognize the fantastic core scaling, massive memory bandwidth, impressive TCO savings and record-setting performance of the 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processors,” said Norrod.

“AMD and Google have worked together closely on these initial VMs to help ensure Google Cloud customers have a high-performance and cost-effective experience across a variety of workloads, and we will continue to work together to provide that experience this year and beyond.”

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