AMD announced the preview of Google Cloud N2D Virtual Machines (VMs) powered by AMD EPYC™ 7003 Series processors. According to Google Cloud, N2D VMs deliver on average, over 30% better price-performance across a variety of workloads as compared to prior 2nd Generation AMD EPYC processors.

Some topline highlights of N2D VMs:
• Supports customers running high-performance workloads that require a balance of compute and high-memory bandwidth such as web serving, databases, media transcoding, and image processing
• Up to 224 vCPUs for high-thread workloads and 8 GB of memory per vCPU
• High storage performance with persistent disk support and up to 9 TB of local SSD
• Future capabilities to support Confidential Computing using advanced security features within AMD EPYC processors

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