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Rescale Makes the Latest Arm-based Tau T2A Virtual Machine Instances Available in its Google Cloud Offering

Rescale Expands GCE and GKE Integrations with New Arm-based Instances

Innovative organizations rely on Rescale to provide the latest cloud technologies to power their scientific and engineering high performance computing (HPC) simulations and AI workflows. Customers across many industries are running all types of specialized HPC and AI workflows on Rescale that benefit from specialized hardware to optimize cost-performance. Since 2019, Rescale has partnered with Google Cloud, a leader in cloud services for HPC and AI, to bring the latest Intel- and AMD-based virtual machine instances like the C2 and C2D families to customers worldwide. 

Today, Rescale is very excited to grow its collaboration with Google Cloud by expanding its Google Compute Engine (GCE) and Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) integrations with the availability of the new Arm-based Tau T2A virtual machines under the Rescale Coretype name, “Trona.”

“Our customers care about performance, flexibility and environmental sustainability when selecting the ideal cloud infrastructure for their simulation workflow needs.” said Gerhard Esterhuizen, SVP of Engineering at Rescale. “Google Cloud has really delivered with T2A. Built on the Arm architecture, T2A delivers excellent cost-performance across a wide variety of HPC workloads with the hallmark low-power characteristics of Arm. This new SKU is particularly well tailored towards containerized highly-concurrent and dynamic high throughput compute (HTC) workloads, which also makes it particularly suitable for AI and EDA verification applications.”

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T2A Delivers Cost-Performance Advantages for HPC and HTC Workloads

Google Cloud’s Tau T2A features Ampere Altra processors running at 3.0 GHz and enables customers to run workloads to deliver outstanding cost-performance for many HPC applications. It’s Google Cloud’s first instance family to support AArch64 ISA, making it possible for customers to run workloads on AArch64. It’s very easy and convenient for customers to leverage T2A via the Rescale platform in just a few clicks from Rescale’s simple, easy-to-navigate user interface. 

“Organizations have to minimize the time to market to remain competitive with the pace of innovation today,” said Jamie Kinney, Product Lead, Compute Engine at Google Cloud. “Rescale makes it possible for customers to maximize the value of Tau T2A by helping them get started very quickly. With Rescale, customers can focus more time on driving innovations with simulation and AI workflows using T2A because they don’t have to spend scarce resources to build and maintain the full technology stack themselves.”

The Ecosystem of Arm-Supported Simulation Applications is Growing Rapidly

Tau T2A on Rescale is a great option to consider for customers who want to run the latest ARM-compiled electronic design automation, computational fluid dynamics, molecular dynamics, and weather forecasting simulation tools from Cadence, OpenFOAM, GROMACS, and WRF. The ecosystem of commercial and open source HPC simulation software ported to Arm continues to evolve rapidly, which will provide customers with a growing library of applications that can leverage the strong cost-performance and sustainability value propositions of the Tau T2A virtual machine instance family on Rescale.

We’re excited that Google Cloud continues to innovate for the high-performance computing industry, and we look forward to our continued collaboration to advance new CPU and GPU-based services. For additional information about how T2A on Rescale can deliver outstanding value and performance for your HPC and HTC workflows, please contact partners@rescale.com.


  • Kevin Cangemi

    Kevin Cangemi is a Principal on the Strategic Partnerships & Alliances team at Rescale. He leads strategic new ecosystem development programs like AI/ML for R&D at Rescale, and he manages strategic technology and go-to-market partnerships across Rescale's Independent Software Vendor, Cloud Service Providers, and Semiconductor partner ecosystems. Prior to joining Rescale, Kevin led business development, M&A, corporate strategy, and strategic finance for ecommerce companies. Kevin earned an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.

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