Google Cloud N2 VMs with 3rd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors Achieved Up to 16% More Java Performance Than T2D VMs with AMD EPYC Processors

Java Server

  • Achieve 13% more SPECjbb® 2015 critical-jOPS performance with 64vCPU N2 VMs featuring 3rd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors vs. 60vCPU T2D VMs with AMD EPYC processors.

  • Achieve 16% more SPECjbb® 2015 critical-jOPS performance with 8vCPU N2 VMs featuring 3rd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors vs. 8vCPU T2D VMs with AMD EPYC processors.

  • Achieve 8% more SPECjbb® 2015 critical-jOPS performance with 4vCPU N2 VMs featuring 3rd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors vs. 4vCPU T2D VMs with AMD EPYC processors.

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Get a Greater Return on Your Google Cloud Investment by Selecting N2 Virtual Machines (VMs) Enabled by 3rd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors

Companies running their Java workloads on Google Cloud, or thinking about doing so, want to determine which VMs will give them the strongest performance. Our testing found that Google Cloud N2 Standard VMs featuring 3rd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors will deliver greater performance than T2D VMs with 3rd Gen AMD EPYC processors.

SPECjbb® 2015 is an industry-standard Java server benchmark that models an international supermarket company. Many customers use this tool to get a sense of the Java application performance they can expect from different cloud VMs.

We conducted SPECjbb® 2015 testing to compare the performance of N2 VMs enabled by 3rd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors and T2D VMs with AMD EPYC 7B13 processors. Depending on their size, the N2 VMs achieved critical-jOPS performance up to 16% greater than the T2D VMs.

To get more from your cloud investment, choose N2 virtual machines featuring 3rd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors.

Looking at SPECjbb Critical-jOPS

One of the metrics that SPECjbb® 2015 generates is critical-jOPS, which reflects throughput under response time. As Figure 1 shows, a 64vCPU N2 virtual machine enabled by the 3rd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor achieved 13 percent more critical-jOPS than a 60vCPU T2D VM did.

Figure 1. Relative SPECjbb® 2015 Max-jOPS results for 64vCPU Google Cloud N2 VMs and 60vCPU T2D VMs.

As Figure 2 shows, 8vCPU N2 virtual machines enabled by 3rd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors achieved 16 percent more critical-jOPS than the 8vCPU T2D virtual machines.

Figure 2. Relative SPECjbb® 2015 Max-jOPS results for 8vCPU Google Cloud N2 VMs and 8vCPU T2D VMs.

As Figure 3 shows, 4vCPU N2 virtual machines enabled by 3rd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors achieved 8 percent more critical-jOPS than the 4vCPU T2D virtual machines.

To reap better performance on the Java applications you’re running on Google Cloud, select N2 virtual machines enabled by 3rd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors.

Figure 3. Relative SPECjbb® 2015 Max-jOPS results for 4vCPU Google Cloud N2 VMs and 4vCPU T2D VMs.

Learn More

To begin running your websites on Google Cloud N2 virtual machines with 3rd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, visit https://cloud.google.com/compute/docs/general-purpose-machines.

Tests by Intel completed Dec. 2021. All tests on Google Cloud us-ccentral1-a with Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS kernel 5.11.0-1023-gcp, jbb103, and OpenJDK “16.0.1” 2021-04-20. Instance details: n2-standard-4: Intel ICX CPU @2.6GHz, 16GB RAM, Groups=1, Max heap=10GB/grp; n2-standard-8: Intel ICX CPU @2.6GHz, 32GB RAM, Groups=1, Max heap=25.6GB/grp; n2-standard-64: Intel ICX CPU @2.6GHz, 264GB RAM, Groups=1, Max heap=102.4GB/grp; t2d-standard-4: AMD EPYC 7813, 16GB RAM, Groups=1, Max heap=10GB/grp; t2d-standard-8: AMD EPYC 7813, 32GB RAM, Groups=1, Max heap=25.6GB/grp; t2d-standard-60: AMD EPYC 7813, 247GB RAM, Groups=1, Max heap=192GB/grp.