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A set of high-performance, customizable solutions designed for the security, compute, and memory requirements of even the most demanding enterprise workloads and applications, at flexible costs that empower your company.

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Whether your applications require multi-cloud management, large memory, machine learning, high-performance compute, or HiFi content rendering and delivery, Google Cloud instances with the latest Intel technology provide scalable, mission-critical solutions for each.

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Compute intensive solutions with 2nd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors

  • Google Cloud’s first compute-optimized instance, C2, offers 40% better compute performance1 and 90% faster CPU frequency2 compared to the previous generation N1 instance
  • N2 general purpose VMs with 2nd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable offer 20% greater price performance3 and 25% more memory per vCPU compared to previous generation N1 instance4
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Multi, hybrid cloud solution offerings with Anthos

  • Build, deploy, and manage your enterprise apps in Google Cloud Platform, your own private cloud, any other public cloud, or any combination of all three
  • With Intel Select Solutions for Google Cloud’s Anthos, your multi-cloud environment gets up and running and is seamlessly manageable from a single pane of glass

Memory-intensive solutions with Intel® Optane™ DC Persistent Memory (DCPM)

  • Google Cloud Platform instances with Optane DCPM enable storage up to 7 TB per VM
  • Faster database restart times get your business up and running in minutes instead of hours

We wouldn't be able to handle the amount of data we're managing daily without Google and Intel. We've already seen file compression rates improve by 38 percent and image extractions speed up by 24 percent. The combination of the Intel Xeon Scalable processors and preemptible VMs has lowered our costs from $10,000 to $2,700 per petabyte analyzed in GCP.

Tim Kelton, co-founder and Cloud Architect, Descartes Labs

Intel-powered instance benefits

Intel architecture delivers performance required by the largest compute and memory-intensive enterprise applications, reliability that guarantees zero unplanned system downtime, and a suite of developer resources that optimize performance for Intel architecture in Google Cloud.

  • C2 instances: Near real-time performance for the most demanding workloads
  • Large SAP certified VMs up to 12 TB
  • Availability of free software optimization tools
  • M2 instances: Large SAP certified VMs up to 12 TB
  • N2, C2, M2 instances: 2x floating point performance5
  • N2, C2, M2 instances: Built-in AI inference performance5

Intel-powered instance offerings

Intel-powered Google Cloud instances empower your data-driven platforms to store more, process faster, and migrate quicker—with a flexible, high-performance set of instances that work with your budget, not against it.

Solution types
CPU frequency (GHz) vCPUs Memory
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Preemptible: Up to 80% discount pricing
CPU platform
(Base | All-core turbo) (Min | Max) (Min | Max)
Compute optimized for
HPC, AI, multiplayer games, VFX rendering, real-time web serving, and more 3.1 | 3.8 4 | 60 16 | 240 (GB) c2-standard Yes 2nd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable
Memory optimized for
Largest mission-critical databases and in-memory analytics applications 2.5 | 3.4 208 | 416 5.8 | 11.7 (TB) m2-ultramem x 2nd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable
Large mission-critical databases and in-memory analytics applications 2.2 | 2.6 40 | 160 .961 | 3.844 (TB) m1-ultramem Yes Intel Xeon E7v4
High-end mission-critical databases and in-memory analytics applications 2.0 | 2.7 96 1.43 (TB) m1-megamem Yes 1st Gen Intel Xeon Scalable
General compute for
Most web, business and game apps, compute bursts, dev/test environments, and more 2.8 | 3.4 2 | 80 8 | 320 (GB) N2-standard Yes 2nd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable
Memory-intensive web, business, and game apps, VFX rendering, compute bursts, and more 2.8 | 3.4 2 | 80 16 | 640 (GB) N2-highmem Yes 2nd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable
Most compute-dependent applications that are non memory intensive 2.8 | 3.4 2 | 80 2 | 80 (GB) N2-highcpu Yes 2nd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable
Throughput-dependent applications that are less memory intensive Dependent on CPU 1 | 96 3.75 | 360 (GB) N1-standard Yes Various Intel Xeon options
Most throughput-dependent applications that are also memory intensive Dependent on CPU 2 | 96 13 | 624 (GB) N1-highmem Yes Various Intel Xeon options
Throughput-dependent applications that are non memory intensive Dependent on CPU 2 | 96 1.8 | 86.4 (GB) N1-highcpu Yes Various Intel Xeon options

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Footnotes for performance claims

  1. “The new Compute-Optimized VMs offer a greater than 40% performance improvement compared to current GCP VMs.” Bart Sano, VP of Platforms, Google Cloud. Learn more here.
  2. From Google Cloud’s CPU platforms page: Learn more here. C2 instance all-core turbo CPU frequency is 3.8 GHz, with the lowest first generation N1 machine type base frequency being 2.0 GHz. Note, all-core turbo not available for first generation N1 instances. Improvement from 2.0GHz to 3.8GHz = 90%.
  3. “The new general-purpose machine types (N2) offer greater than 20% price-performance improvement...compared with first generation N1 machines.” Hanan Yousef, Product Manager of Compute Engine, Google Cloud. Learn more here.
  4. “The new general-purpose machine types (N2) offer greater than 20% price-performance improvement for many workloads and support up to 25% more memory per vCPU compared with first generation N1 machines.” - Hanan Yousef, Product Manager, Compute Engine. Learn more here.
  5. “With double the FLOPS per clock cycle compared to previous-generation Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions 2 (Intel® AVX2), Intel® AVX-512, [built into 2nd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable Processors] boosts performance and throughput for the most demanding computational tasks in applications, such as modeling and simulation, data analytics and machine learning, data compression, visualization, and digital content creation.” Learn more here.
  6. “Preemptible VMs are up to 80% cheaper than regular instances.” Google Cloud Blog, Preemptible Virtual Machines. Learn more here.