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First Cloud Provider to offer Skylake — the latest Intel® Xeon® scalable processor

Google Cloud now offers the latest Intel Xeon scalable processor family. Skylake based instances on Google Cloud Platform deliver record breaking performance that can handle data-demanding and compute intensive business applications with up to 20% faster compute performance, up to 82% faster HPC performance and almost 2X more memory bandwidth.*

Google Cloud was the first cloud provider to offer Skylake, enabling Google Cloud customers to have early access to Intel’s latest technology.

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* All measurements based on comparing GCP 32 vCPU machine type instances between Intel Xeon processor codenamed "Skylake" versus previous generation Intel Xeon processor codenamed "Broadwell." 20% based on SpecINT. 82% based on on High Performance Linpack for 4 node cluster with AVX512. Performance improvements include improvements from use of Math Kernal Library and Intel AVX512.. Performance tests are measured using specific computer systems, components, software, operations and functions, and may have been optimized for performance only on Intel microprocessors. Any change to any of those factors may cause the results to vary. You should consult other information to assist you in fully evaluating your contemplated purchases. For more information go to http://www.intel.com/benchmarks

Benefits of using Intel's Xeon Scalable Processor (Skylake) on Google Cloud Platform

Faster response times for a wide range of workloads

Google Cloud customers have run millions of hours on Skylake machine types, seeing increased performance for a variety of applications such as 3D rendering, genomic research, HPC, financial risk calculations, scientific visualizations & data analytics.

Choose the best processor for your workload

Leverage the flexibility to choose the best processor for your workload needs with the CPU Platform selector tool. Select a specific Intel CPU platform, and Google Compute Engine will always schedule your machine type to that CPU family or above.

Double the floating point performance

Applications that take advantage of Intel AVX-512 in Skylake can benefit from up to 2X floating point performance in order to handle your most compute-intensive workloads.

Custom Machine Types

Leverage Google’s expertise in workload scheduling through Custom Machine Types. Size your machine types to existing workloads & efficiently schedule jobs and machine types of any size to avoid overpaying.

Per-Second Billing

Run more, save more; up to 30% monthly discount automatically with Google Cloud Platform. Pay only for what you need while you are using it.

Worldwide Availability

Skylake now generally available in 7 Google Cloud regions: us-west1, us-central1, us-east1, europe-west1, asia-south1, asia-southeast1 and asia-east1.

Other Google Cloud + Intel Solutions Enabling Technology Innovation

Edge-to-Cloud Solutions on Google Cloud Platform: IoT

Together with our customers, Google Cloud and Intel are building IoT vertical solutions to drive business acceleration & solve complex business problems. Today’s IoT solutions deliver optimized edge-to-cloud capabilities targeting 3D image capture, logistics, and precision agriculture to deliver on the promise of IoT.

Work with Intel & Google Cloud on your Proof of Concept Skylake or IoT Solution today

Create Faster Code Using Intel Parallel Studio XE on Google Cloud Platform

Intel Parallel Studio XE is a software development suite that simplifies modernizing high-performance computing, enterprise, and cloud applications for faster, scalable, and portable parallel code. This toolset helps boost C++, Fortran, and Python application performance by taking advantage of the increased number of vCPUs and Intel AVX-512 instructions available in Xeon Scalable Processor (Skylake). Download and run Intel Parallel Studio XE in GCP on Windows instances or Linux instances.

Learn more about Intel Parallel Studio XE

Enhance the Performance & Scaling of Intel Skylake Processors on GCP with Intel Performance Libraries & Intel Distribution for Python

The Intel Distribution for Python and Intel Performance Libraries are now freely available for Compute Engine on GCP. The Python distribution supports both python2 and python3 and includes highly optimized popular libraries NumPy, SciPy and scikit-learn. The performance libraries integrate key communication and computation kernels that have been tuned and optimized for this latest Intel processor family, in terms of both sequential pipeline flow and parallel execution, but are also useful across all Intel Xeon processor families in GCP. They are of particular interest for applications that can use them to fully exploit the scale of 96 vCPU instances on Skylake-based servers. For more details, including performance benchmarks, read the blog post.

Learn how to use Intel Distribution and Intel Performance Libraries on GCP now

Intel IoT Developer Kit and Google Cloud Platform

Collaboration between Intel and Google now provides developers with an expanded IoT toolset for development—from the edge to the cloud. With the Intel IoT Developer Kit and the web-scale processing, analytics, and machine-learning capabilities of Google Cloud Platform, developers can quickly move from prototype to product, as well as easily scale to meet their growing data needs.

Get started using Intel IoT Developer Kit and Google Cloud Platform today

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