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This is Google Cloud with Intel

Google Cloud offers a set of high-performance, customizable solutions based on the latest Intel technologies designed to address the security, compute, and memory requirements of the most demanding enterprise workloads and applications.

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Get the solution your enterprise needs to move forward

Performance on your terms: 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 your needs.

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

  • Intel delivers built-in performance acceleration tailored to meet your current and future workload needs
  • 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(r) Xeon Scalable processors offer 20% greater price performance3 and 25% more memory per vCPU compared to previous generation N1 instances4
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Hybrid and multi-cloud solution offerings with Anthos

  • Intel is an Anthos Ready solution partner, providing validated solutions that include benchmarks and minimum performance guarantees for optimizing customer workloads and TCO
  • Intel Select Solutions for Anthos-ready reference designs accelerate time to market by providing tested and validated configurations for the adoption by OEMs and SIs
  • Provide infrastructure to migrate and modernize workloads with the best reliability at the lowest cost

Enterprise workloads for your performance needs

  • Google Cloud supports all the leading virtualization and database platforms on our Intel-based instances
  • Intel works with the leading enterprise software vendors, including SAP, Oracle, and VMware to optimize products for performance-enhancing features on the Intel Xeon platform
  • Intel-based platforms in Google Cloud can be tuned and optimized for compute, memory, storage, and network-intensive workloads

Intel-powered instance benefits

Be cloud agile. Intel architecture delivers performance required to respond to evolving business needs. Harness seamless application portability, data mobility, and compelling total cost of ownership benefits across the broadest range of workloads and services—whether compute, networking, or storage.

  • C2 instances: Near real-time performance for the most demanding workloads
  • Deep Learning VMs and containers optimized and configured to support common AI frameworks like TensorFlow
  • Availability of free software optimization tools such as Intel Studio XE to reduce time to deployment
  • M2 instances: Large SAP certified VMs up to 12 TB
  • N2, C2, M2 instances: up to 40% higher performance and 2x floating point performance compared to N15
  • N2, C2, M2 instances: Built-in AI inference performance5 with DL boost instructions
  • Live migration compatibility to keep your VM instances running without requiring your VMs to be rebooted
  • Improved cost efficiencies with Preemptible VMs at 80% price discount6
  • Operational efficiency with customizable memory and compute levels

Intel-powered instance offerings

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

Instance Type N1 General Purpose N2 General Purpose C2 Compute Optimized M1-UltraMem Memory Optimized M2-UltraMem Memory Optimized M2-MegaMem Memory Optimized Google Cloud VMware Engine
Target Workload Mainstream Mainstream Apps Needing Single Threaded Frequency (i.e. HPC,EDA, Gaming) High Memory Database (i.e. SAP HANA) High Memory Database (i.e. SAP HANA) High Memory Database (i.e. SAP HANA) VMware Workloads
CPU Various Intel Xeon, including Xeon Scalable 2nd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable 2nd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable Intel Xeon E7v4 2nd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable Intel Xeon Scalable 2nd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable
vCPUs Up to 96 Up to 80 Up to 60 40 / 80 / 160 208 / 416 96 72
Memory Up to 624GB Up to 624GB Up to 240GB 1TB / 2TB / 4TB 6TB / 12TB 1.4TB 768GB
All-Core Turbo Boost speed 2.7 GHz (Xeon Scalable) 3.4 GHz 3.8 GHz (Sustained) 2.6 GHz 3.4 GHz 2.7 GHz 3.9 GHz
Baseline Cloud speed 2.0 GHz (Xeon Scalable) 2.8 GHz 3.1 GHz 2.2 GHz 2.5 GHz 2.0 GHz 2.6 GHz
Intel AVX-512 (2x floating pt) Xeon Scalable (using MinCPU platform) Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Intel Deep Learning Boost No Yes Yes No Yes No Yes
Available in GCP Regions 24 13 12 17 5 10 2

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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 from the blog.
  2. From Google Cloud’s CPU platforms page: Learn more from the documentation. 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 from the blog.
  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 from the blog.
  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 about Intel.
  6. “Preemptible VMs are up to 80% cheaper than regular instances.” Google Cloud Blog. Learn more about preemptible virtual machines.