Arm Servers on GCP with Jon Masters and Emma Haruka Iwao
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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
  • Introducing Batch, a new managed service for scheduling batch jobs at any scale blog
    • Examples of Batch for Transcoding site
    • Using Google Kubernetes Engine’s GPU sharing to search for neutrinos blog
  • Arm site
  • Arm Documentation docs
  • Arm VMs on Computer docs
  • Expanding the Tau VM family with Arm-based processors blog
  • Run your Arm workloads on Google Kubernetes Engine with Tau T2A VMs blog
  • Compute Engine site
  • GKE site
What’s something cool you’re working on?

Brian is switching his focus from VMs to developer tooling.


Stephanie Wong and Brian Dorsey

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