Published On: Sun, Jun 20th, 2021

Google announces EPYC-based Tau practical machines for Cloud

Google this morning announced a launch of Tau, a new family of practical machines built on AMD’s third-gen EPYC processor. According to a company, a new x86-compatible complement offers a 42% price-performance boost over customary VMs. Google particularly initial started utilizing AMD EPYC processors for Cloud behind in 2017, while Amazon Cloud’s offerings date behind to 2018.

Google claims a Tau family “leapfrogs” existent cloud VMs. The systems come in a accumulation of configurations, trimming adult to 60vCPUs per VM, and 4GB of memory per vCPU. Networking bandwidth goes adult to 32 Gbps, and they can be joined with a accumulation of opposite network trustworthy storage.

“Customers opposite each attention are traffic with some-more perfectionist and data-intensive workloads and looking for vital ways to speed adult opening and revoke costs,” Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian pronounced in a press release.  “Our work with pivotal vital partners like AMD has authorised us to enlarge a offerings and broach business a best cost opening for compute-heavy, business-critical applications– all on a cleanest cloud in a industry.”

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Google has already sealed adult some high-profile business for an early trial, including Twitter, Snap and DoIT.

“High opening during a right cost indicate is a vicious care as we work to offer a tellurian open conversation,” Twitter Platform Lead Nick Tornow pronounced in a blog post. “We are vehement by initial tests that uncover intensity for double number opening improvement. We are collaborating with Google Cloud to some-more deeply weigh advantages on cost and opening for specific discriminate workloads that we can comprehend by use of a new Tau VM family.”

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The Tau VMs will be nearing for Google Cloud in Q3 of this year. The association has already non-stop a complement adult to clients for pre-registration. Pricing is contingent on a configuration. For example, a 32vCPU VM sporting 128GB RAM will run around $1.35 an hour.

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