This is Google Cloud with Intel

Intel has a 16 year strategic partnership with Google to create joint solutions for digital transformation and business continuity with the best operational efficiencies. Everything needed to build, scale, and accelerate transformation for today and tomorrow’s leading workloads. Intel instances in Google Cloud offer balanced performance to suit virtually every workload: HPC, Big Compute, Analytics, Databases, VMWare, and AI.

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CTO Roundtable

CTO Roundtable Thursday July 30 @ 8am PST

Our panel of experts will discuss cloud computing and how companies can make the best use of digital transformation during challenging times driving positive outcomes. Hear examples of Intel and Google Cloud customers who have deployed on Google Cloud instances, VMWare bare metal, and understand how the choices available with Google Cloud and Intel can maximize your savings while expanding your technology scenarios. Intel, Google Cloud, and key technology partners Appsbroker and Rivermeadow will share game changing results they are achieving to help customers like Climacell.

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What's OnAir Your Guide to Google Cloud NEXT

What’s OnAir: Your Guide to Google Cloud Next

Google Cloud Next ‘20 kicked off on July 14. For the first time, it’s all online—and free—with nine weeks of great speakers, panels, demos, and much more. If you’re wondering what’s in it for you, here’s a behind-the-scenes look at the technology that powers Google’s innovations—and why it matters.

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Google Cloud & Intel Focus on Serving Customers 

Organizations need help with operational efficiency, business continuity, and digital transformation across enterprise workloads and applications. We support customers in four main areas helping them to solve their needs on compute, enterprise workloads, Anthos, and Telco. Hear more from Google Cloud and Intel executives here.

The solution your enterprise needs to accelerate
digital transformation

Achieve 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 each. 

Hear from Intel and Google Cloud Executives

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

Get performance on your terms with Intel instances in Google Cloud. Intel delivers built-in performance acceleration tailored to meet your current and future workload needs.

We’re paving a smooth path for you to speed up over time with transformative advances in speed from gen to gen. What’s more, Intel Architecture in Google Cloud gives you better workload efficiency t and can lower your total cost of ownership (TCO).

  • 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
  •  Instances build for the right workload, innovation from general purpose to HPC.

Accelerate Digital Transformation with Intel-Optimized AI/ML Solutions

Intel instances in Google Cloud offer balanced performance to suit virtually every need. And because not all workloads are the same, Intel in GCP offers instances targeted for key and demanding workloads and provides optimized computing resources to ensure you get the most out of every endeavor now and in the future.

Whether it’s the massive data sets of HPC, or the unique Compute demands of AI, Intel is delivering the innovation that will allow you to adopt the advancements that will drive your competitive advantage.

  • AVX512 instructions are exclusive to instances Intel 2nd Gen Scalable Processor
  • Up to ~2.5x better performance for AI Inference using VNNI instructions at the same price
  • C2 offers up to ~16x better AI inference performance using new DL Boost instructions compared to other instances

Enterprise workloads with VMWare, Sap, and Oracle.

Intel-based bare metal solutions in Google Cloud are certified and optimized to run Oracle DBs
  • Google Cloud supports all the leading virtualization and database platforms on our Intel-based instances
  • Intel in Google Cloud VMware Engine (GCVE) enables vast majority of customers running on-premises VMware workloads to seamlessly migrate to Google Cloud 
  • Intel-based platforms in Google Cloud can be tuned and optimized for compute, memory, storage and network-intensive workloads such as SAP HANA.

App Modernization: Hybrid and multi-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.

Intel Select Solution is an Anthos Ready recipe

  • Benchmarked for min performance guarantees
  • Workload & TCO optimized for Anthos
  • Verified Reference Design
  • Scales through SI’s & OEMs
  • Eliminate guesswork in deploying anthos

Intel and Google: Targeted Performance for Customers’ Critical Workloads

Discover How Google and Intel are Optimizing Infrastructure

Through years of joint innovation, Intel and Google Cloud have developed optimized infrastructure for critical workloads, helping to ensure customers get the high-quality performance they need. Watch the video as Shideh Shahidi, Intel cloud solution architect, describes how Intel and Google have collaborated to develop workload-optimized instances.

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.

Intel technology and products support a full breadth of Google Cloud Workloads

C2 instances: Near real-time performance for the most demanding workloads

M2 instances: Large SAP certified VMs up to 12TB

 

Live Migration compatibility between Intel Xeon-based VMs - having this capability is in many instances - global - regions

Deep Learning VMs and containers optimized and configured to support common AI frameworks like TensorFlow.

 

N2, C2, M2 instances: up to 40% higher performance  2x floating point performance5

Preemptible VMs at 80% price discount6

Availability of free software optimization tools such as Intel Studio XE to reduce time to deployment

N2, C2, M2 instances: Built-in AI inference performance5## with DL boost instructions.

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. 

Product Table

Instance Type

C2

Compute Optimized

N2

General Purpose

M2-UltraMem and mega-mem

Memory Optimized

N1

General Purpose

M1-UltraMem

Memory Optimized

M1-MegaMem

Memory Optimized

Google Cloud

VMware Engine

Target Workload

Apps Needing Single Threaded Frequency

(i.e. HPC,EDA, Gaming)

 

Mainstream

High Memory Database (i.e. SAP HANA)

 

 

Mainstream

High Memory Database (i.e. SAP HANA)

 

High Memory Database (i.e. SAP HANA)

VMware-based Instances

CPU

2nd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable

2nd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable

2nd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable

Various Intel Xeon, including Xeon Scalable

Intel Xeon E7v4

Intel Xeon Scalable

2nd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable

vCPUs

Up to 60

Up to 80

 208 / 416

Up to 96

40 / 80 / 160

96

72

Memory

Up to 240GB

Up to 624GB

6TB / 12TB

Up to 624GB

1TB / 2TB / 4TB

1.4TB

1TB

All-Core Turbo Boost speed

3.8 GHz (Sustained)

3.4 GHz

3.4 GHz

2.7 GHz (Xeon Scalable)

2.6 GHz

2.7 GHz

3.9 GHz

Baseline Cloud speed

3.1GHz

2.8 GHz

2.5 GHz

2.0 GHz (Xeon Scalable)

2.2 GHz

2.0 GHz

2.6 GHz

Intel AVX-512

(2x floating pt)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Xeon Scalable (using MinCPU platform)

No

Yes

Yes

Intel Deep Learning Boost

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

Yes

Available in GCP Regions

12

13

5

24

17

10

2

Can take-in AVX-512 and VNNI instructions Yes Yes   Yes      

Intel works with Google Cloud to enable the
right instance for your workload

Anthos lets you build, deploy, and manage applications anywhere in a secure, consistent manner. You can modernize existing applications running on virtual machines while deploying cloud-native apps on containers in an increasingly hybrid and multi-cloud world. Our application platform provides a consistent development and operations experience across all your deployments while reducing operational overhead and improving developer productivity.

 

Intel Select Solution for Google Cloud’s Anthos

Intel Select Solutions for Google Cloud’s Anthos* can simplify your move to a hybrid or multi-cloud solution by offering pre-tested, validated solutions that make use of your existing VMware vSphere* and VMware vSAN* environment.  The solution allows you to quickly and easily deploy and manage apps and workloads using virtual machines (VMs) or Kubernetes* containers across your on-premises environment, on your hybrid cloud, or to your preferred cloud provider.

 

Case Studies

Google Cloud and Intel AI Partner With NASA-FDL On Space Challenges

For 2019 Google Cloud and Intel AI partnered with NASA’s Frontier Development Labs for their fourth annual summer research accelerator. Intel mentors worked with google cloud mentors and early career Ph.D’s from around the world, applying the latest machine learning and AI technology for smarter, faster problem solving on some of space travel’s most pressing issues like lunar resources, space weather and earth observations.

Climacell

The World’s Weather Intelligence Platform, ClimaCell's AI powered insights predic the business impact of forecasted weather to proactively optimize operations plans. 

— Luke Peffers, CTO Cllimacell

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meldCX

meldCX is an Intel Solutions Affiliate partner with a number of market ready solutions on the Intel Marketplace. These solutions utilise Intel technology across a broad range of verticals and use cases. Our partnership  has helped us eliminate development blockers especially in the applied IOT space. Intel's Machine Learning Suite of Products like Openvino, Movidius and Intel's Core Processors allow us to apply advanced computer vision algorithms to our platform so that we can rapidly deliver innovative AI solutions in physical environments and create entirely new customer experiences. 

— Joy Chua EVP - marketing & strategy 

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Rendering

We’re saving 30% on our rendering costs...and provide about double the rendering performance with Intel Xeon Scalable Processors. 

— Steve Kowalski, VP of Systems Engineering, Sony Pictures Imageworks

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Biomedical

Using Intel Xeon Scalable processor GCP instances resulted in significant speedup, 1.8x faster than previous generation of the Seven Bridges Graph Suite’s end-to-end whole genome processing pipeline.

— Brandi Davis-Dusenbery PHD, CEO

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IT Consulting

Leveraging the GCE C2 VMs on Intel 2nd Gen Xeon Scalable Processor… "One of the critical jobs/ processes took 82% less time to complete at 42% less cost."

— Dan Speck, Burwood Group 

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Digital Media

The first WordPress Digital Experience Platform to adopt GCP's newest infrastructure, the Compute-Optimized VM (C2). When combined with other optimizations, WP Engine achieved platform performance that was 40% faster than before. 

— Jason Cohen, Founder and Chief Technology Officer, WP Engine

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Geospatial Intelligence

We've already seen file compression rates improve by 38% and image extractions speed up by 24%. 

— Tim Kelton, Co-founder and Cloud Architect, Descartes Labs

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Healthcare

Moving to a 12TB virtualized environment with the help of Google Cloud is going to provide us with a better platform for growth as we look to optimize and scale. It’s been a great partnership.

— Duy Trinh, SAP Center of Excellence, Cardinal Health

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Key Bank

Anthos is a true differentiator to have solutions updates every day using Hyperflex. Google was a natural solution for us because of performance and security. 

—Key City End User success story: 

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Additional Resources

Intel-Google Cloud Alliance:
Customer Benefits

Google NEXT OnAir 2020

CTO Roundtable Thursday July 30 @ 8am PST

Our panel of experts will discuss cloud computing and how companies can make the best use of digital transformation during challenging times driving positive outcomes. Hear examples of Intel and Google Cloud customers who have deployed on Google Cloud instances, VMWare bare metal, and understand how the choices available with Google Cloud and Intel can maximize your savings while expanding your technology scenarios. Intel, Google Cloud, and key technology partners Appsbroker and Rivermeadow will share game changing results they are achieving to help customers like Climacell.

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What’s OnAir: Your Guide to Google Cloud Next

Google Cloud Next ‘20 is right around the corner. Starting July 14, for the first time it’s all online—and free—with nine weeks of great speakers, panels, demos, and much more. If you’re wondering what’s in it for you, here’s a behind-the-scenes look at the technology that powers Google’s innovations—and why it matters.

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Dynamic workforce anywhere. Atos, Google and Intel: digital workplace partners.

The workplace continues to evolve, demanding even more flexibility, efficiency and productivity. As leaders in workplace transformation Atos, Google and Intel have partnered to bring together the best platforms, performance and productivity for your digital workplace.

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Using bfloat16 with Intel-optimized TensorFlow

Accelerating AI performance on 3rd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors with TensorFlow and Bfloat16

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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.

2.      From Google Cloud’s CPU platforms page: https://cloud.google.com/compute/docs/cpu-platforms: 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

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, GCE. Learn more

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

6.      “Preemptible VMs are up to 80% cheaper than regular instances.” Google Cloud Blog, Preemptible Virtual Machines. https://cloud.google.com/preemptible-vms/

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