T2D, the first Tau Virtual Machine (VM) powered by 3rd Gen AMD EPYCTM processors, has been launched AMD and Google Cloud. For scale-out applications, the T2D instance would deliver 56 percent greater absolute performance and more than 40% higher price performance, according to Google Cloud.

Users would benefit from the Tau VM family’s mix of performance, affordability, and ease of integration. Thanks to the superior performance of 3rd Gen AMD EPYC processors, the T2D instances would thrive at workloads including web servers, containerized microservices, data logging-processing, large scale Java applications and more.

“At Google Cloud, our customers’ compute needs are evolving,” said Thomas Kurian, CEO of Google Cloud. “By collaborating with AMD, Google Cloud customers can now leverage amazing performance for scale-out applications, with great price-performance, all without compromising x86 compatibility.”

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“By collaborating with AMD, Google Cloud customers can now leverage amazing performance for scale-out applications,” said Thomas Kurian, CEO of Google Cloud.

x86 Ecosystems

Google Cloud clients can effortlessly connect workloads with their current x86 ecosystems, allowing apps and frameworks to run with T2D instances, thanks to the 3rd Gen AMD EPYC CPUs. The new instances come in eight distinct pre-defined VM shapes, each with up to 60 vCPUs and 4GB of RAM per vCPU, making them suitable for scale-out applications.

“We designed 3rd Gen AMD EPYC processors to meet the growing demand from cloud and enterprise customers for high-performance, cost-effective solutions with optimal TCO,” said Dr. Lisa Su, President and CEO of AMD. “We work closely with Google Cloud and are proud they selected AMD to exclusively power the new Tau VM T2D instance which provides customers with powerful new options to run their most demanding scale-out workloads.”

Several Google Cloud instances are powered by AMD EPYC processors, which enable workloads such as compute optimized, general purpose, high-performance, and secret computing. Well-known cloud-native organizations across different sectors utilize these instances to provide high-performance cloud instances for their applications.

Users may sign up for a preview of T2D instances here, which will be available in Q3.