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Google Compute Engine goes a little crazy with up to 96 CPU cores and 624 GB of memory

Google Compute Engine goes a little crazy with up to 96 CPU cores and 624 GB of memory
From TechCrunch - October 5, 2017

If youve got a resource-hungry app, Google Compute Engines latest offering has you covered. It lets you dial up to 96 CPUs and an other-worldly 624 GB of memory. Remember Bill Gates allegedly asking who would ever need more than 640K of memory. He obviously didnt see this coming.

If you think thats a lot, you arent kidding, and believe it or not its a big boost from just last March when GCE announced an offering with 64 CPU cores and 416 GB of memory. Those numbers seem quaint now.

The chips, as you might expect are the latest Intel Xeon Scalable processors (which were codenamed Skylake). According to Google, these babies scream with up to 20% faster compute performance, 82% faster high performance computing (HCP) power along with almost two times the memory bandwidth compared with the previous generation of Intels Xeon line (because you can never have enough performance, can you?).

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