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Records are made to be broken. In 2019, we calculated 31.4 trillion digits of π — a world record at the time. Then, in 2021, scientists at the University of Applied Sciences of the Grisons calculated another 31.4 trillion digits of the constant, bringing the total up to 62.8 trillion decimal places. Today we’re announcing …

Available in GA today, you can now begin deploying Spot VMs in your Google Cloud projects to start saving now. For an overview of Spot VMs, see our Preview launch blog and for a deeper dive, check out our Spot VM documentation. Modern applications such as microservices, containerized workloads, and horizontal scalable applications are engineered …

Google Cloud is a great home for your high performance computing (HPC) workloads. As with all things Google Cloud, we work hard to make complex tasks seem easy. For HPC, a big part of user friendliness is support for popular tools such as schedulers. If you run high performance computing (HPC) workloads, you’re likely familiar …

At Google, the state-of-the-art capabilities you see in our products such as Search and YouTube are made possible by Tensor Processing Units (TPUs), our custom machine learning (ML) accelerators. We offer these accelerators to Google Cloud customers as Cloud TPUs. Customer demand for ML capacity, performance, and scale continues to increase at an unprecedented rate. …

At Google Cloud, we believe that the protection of our customers’ sensitive data is paramount, and encryption is a powerful mechanism to help achieve this goal. For years, we have supported encryption in transit when our customers ingest their data to bring it to the cloud. We’ve also long supported encryption at rest, for all …

Earlier last year, Cloud TPU VMs on Google Cloud were introduced to make it easier to use the TPU hardware by providing direct access to TPU host machines. Today, we are excited to announce the general availability (GA) of TPU VMs. With Cloud TPU VMs you can work interactively on the same hosts where the …

With rapid expansion of internet and cloud computing, warehouse-scale computing (WSC) workloads (search, email, video sharing, online maps, online shopping, etc.) have reached planetary scale and are driving the lion’s share of growth in computing demand. WSC workloads also differ from others in their requirements for on-demand scalability, elasticity and availability. Many studies (e.g., Profiling …

One of the best practices for managing your virtual machines in the cloud is to rely on smart automation for certain tasks. When done this way you can save cloud and IT teams a tremendous amount of time and toil, especially for tasks like VM state validation which we’ll talk about in this blog. Let’s …

Ada Lovelace is pictured at 20 years old in a portrait from 1835. Lovelace combined her mother’s mathematical rigor with her father’s imagination. When she was 12 years old, she decided (as many children do) that she wanted to fly, but unlike other children whose attempts may have been limited to jumping off chairs, she …

Introduction As Google Cloud users, you may already be familiar with Google App Engine, Cloud Functions, or Cloud Run, our serverless platforms allowing technical practitioners to focus on building solutions, not what they run on. Google as a whole, has many divisions which provide developer tools beyond these platforms, so a common question which arises …