We’re learning all about Arm servers on Google Cloud Platform this week. Hosts Brian Dorsey and Stephanie Wong welcome fellow Googlers Jon Masters and Emma Haruka Iwao to talk about the newest VMs on GCP.
To start, our guests dive in to Arm, explaining what it is and how it’s grown over the years. Nowadays, Arm-based chips dominate the mobile market and this volume has allowed them to build both advanced chips for supercomputers and beneficial partnerships. Emma explains how having the Arm architecture available in the cloud helps keep projects efficient and walks us through example setups of an Arm projects, illustrating the ease of setup in Google Cloud. Jon and Emma talk about the T2A VMs running Arm workloads at Google, including their balance of performance and cost.
Emma and Jon bust some myths about Arm, emphasizing how performant it is despite its humble beginnings.Jon Masters
Jon Masters is a compute architect focused on Arm server architecture, platform standards, and ecosystem with almost a dozen years of experience working on Arm.Emma Haruka Iwao
Emma Haruka Iwao is a DevRel engineer focused on Compute products and a computer architecture enthusiast.Cool things of the week
Brian is switching his focus from VMs to developer tooling.Hosts
Stephanie Wong and Brian Dorsey