Google Cloud announced
that it will introduce Altra processors built by Ampere Computing in its services, thereby increasing the proportion of Arm architecture processors in its cloud service platform.
Last year, Google Cloud
added a virtual machine project called Tau to its Compute Engine service. The Tau T2D virtual machine provided by Google Cloud runs on AMD’s third-generation EYPC server processor designed with an x86 architecture.
The Tau T2A virtual machine announced this time is based on Ampere Computing’s Altra processor, which will soon use the Arm architecture processor to improve the operation and execution efficiency of cloud virtual machines, while also reducing power consumption. At the same time, Google Cloud also announced in-depth cooperation with Ampere Computing and will become a key partner.
Tau T2A virtual machine can simulate up to 48 sets of CPUs in a single virtual machine, and each set of CPUs can be configured with 4GB memory capacity, with a maximum network bandwidth of 32Gbps, and the storage capacity that can be expanded according to service requirements will help users build various network services, containerized microservices, or data storage applications.
In addition to Google, companies including AWS, Microsoft, Oracle, as well as Alibaba, Tencent, Baidu, and other industries have begun to introduce Arm-based processors to improve the efficiency of server operation and reduce the obvious power loss.