back to article Google cosies up to AMD for high-performance scale-out Tau VMs – but makes eyes at Intel and Arm, too

Google's cloud arm has hooked up with AMD, tapping up its latest EPYC processors for a new family of virtual machines, Tau VMs, aimed at scale-out applications - but the company isn't keen on tying itself down to just one chip-slinger. "The name 'Tau' also stands for the golden ratio," Sachin Gupta, VP and GM of Compute at …

  1. MarkET

    "The name 'Tau' also stands for the golden ratio"

    'Tau' was also a name proposed in 2010 as the 'circle constant' to replace (2 x Pi) to simplify mathematics...

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