Introducing NVIDIA Tesla P4 GPUs for Accelerating Virtual Workstations and ML Inference on Compute Engine
Today, we are excited to announce a new addition to the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) GPU family that’s optimized for graphics-intensive applications and machine learning inference: the NVIDIA Tesla P4 GPU.
We’ve come a long way since we introduced our first-generation compute accelerator, the K80 GPU, adding along the way P100 and V100 GPUs that are optimized for machine learning and HPC workloads. The new P4 accelerators, now in beta, provide a good balance of price/performance for remote display applications and real-time machine learning inference.
Graphics-intensive applications that run in the cloud benefit greatly from workstation-class GPUs. We now support virtual workstations with NVIDIA GRID on the P4 and P100, allowing you to turn any instance with one or more GPUs into a high-end workstation optimized for graphics-accelerated use cases. Now, artists, architects and engineers can create breathtaking 3D scenes for their next blockbuster film, or design a computer-aided photorealistic composition. P4s offer 8GB of GDDR5 memory— enough power for highly demanding interactive and immersive 3D applications.
One early customer, Schlumberger, has been impressed with the flexibility that Google Cloud virtual workstations offer oil and gas customers.
“Compute Engine Virtual Workstations powered by NVIDIA GPUs allow us to address our cloud-based users' largest visualization challenges. Oil and Gas subject-matter experts can now use the Petrotechnical Suite in the DELFI cognitive E&P environment from Schlumberger on various devices with an expanding global reach. With Google Cloud’s network and increasing GPU capacity to deliver low-latency, virtual workstation experiences, our customers are able to leverage the power of cloud computing to make more informed decisions from oil and gas exploration to production.” - Raj Kannan, Advisor Solution Architect, Schlumberger
Using GPUs for cloud-based 3D applications is a must. To help make the best possible virtual workstations, we’ve also partnered with Teradici, which offers a client that runs on Compute Engine and that is available through GCP Marketplace.
"The combination of Teradici Cloud Access Software, Google Cloud Platform and NVIDIA P4 and P100 instances helps deliver high-performance virtual workstation experiences. Now customers in industries such as media and entertainment, oil & gas and manufacturing, can empower their end users to run compute-intensive tools from nearly any device, virtually anywhere in the world." - Dan Cordingley, CEO, Teradici
NVIDIA Tesla P4 GPUs are also a great fit for ML inference use cases such as visual search, interactive speech and video recommendations. These accelerators offer up to 22 TOPs of INT8 performance and can slash latency by 40X compared to traditional CPUs. Finally, P4s are a good fit for video transcoding workloads. The P4’s one Decode and two Encode engines can transcode up to 35 HD video streams in real-time
Like with our other GPU offerings, you can attach one or multiple P4s to any machine type, and pay only for the resources that you need. We support all our GPUs, including the P4, on Kubernetes Engine and Cloud Machine Learning Engine, zync render, and they can take advantage of sustained use discounts and preemptible pricing. P4s are available today in select zones in us-central1 (Iowa), us-east4 (N. Virginia), Montreal (northamerica-northeast1) and europe-west4 (Netherlands), with more regions (including LA), coming soon. The below table summarizes our full set of GPU offerings.
- Enterprise Business Development Director
- Up to £80,000 + Uncapped OTE
Our client, a Global Managed Service Provider, is seeking an Enterprise Business Development Director who will be responsible for scoping, identifying, creating and driving revenue growth across Europe and Asia at C level in the enterprise market. The Enterprise Business Development Director will need: Experienced in selling high value (multimillion) Managed Services and SDWAN to large enterprise parties· Have the ability to scope, identify and sell high value and complex managed solutions Extensive experience of commercial principles and contract negotiations with new global clients. Consistency of tenure in current and recent job roles Managing presentations, negotiations, and responsible for development/nurturing of the client relationship. Reference Number: BD7371
- Technical Design Authority (Telecoms, SDWAN, IOT, WAN, Hosted Services)
- Up to €90,000 plus car, bonus and benefits
Location: Frankfurt Technical design Authority is required to help lead a number of key client Migrations projects for this tier 1 Telecom company, the main role for the TDA is helping customers migrate to new services, with a focusing on hosting (AWS, Azure) SWWAN and IOT. You will be responsible for: Post sales design documentation, implementation and migration of complex solutions for managed enterprise customers. Complex solutions consist of multi-product services. The TDA’s role is to ensure that these services interoperate and integrate into the customer environment. Such products consist of but not limited to MPLS, Ethernet, IPSec VPN’s, VoIP, Video Conferencing, Wireless, Internet, Private DSL, WAN Optimization, Managed Security Services, Managed Hosting, SDWAN and Complex Migration Planning. The TDA will own the technical delivery of customer solutions and will be the technical interface between the customer, product teams and project management during service delivery. Close engagement with pre-sales, technically validating solutions proposed are deliverable and all technical aspects are clearly defined prior to contract signature. The TDA accepts technical ownership of the solution at the point of contract signature. Lead customer facing technical workshops requiring excellent communication with the ability to articulate technical concepts clearly to all levels of competency. Providing support to 3rd line teams for OEM and design related faults. You will need to be at CCIE level (ideally CCIE R&S or SP ) with strong low level design and deployment skills, comfortable in front of customers and leading customer meeting. Fluent German is required. Knowledge in SDWAN and Hosted services would be advantageous. Reference: RA7302
- Big Data Architect
- £70,000 + Benefits
A Big Data Architect is required for a leading Google Cloud partner. The Big Data Architect will be responsible for advising external customers(FTSE100) on Big data storage and transformation requirements on the Google Cloud platform. You will get the chance to be at the forefront of technology, regularly involved with Google Alpha tests – You will be shaping the future of google tech. Experience required; Public Cloud Architecture – Ideally Google but will consider people with an Azure or AWS background who are looking to move into GCP. Experience with Big Enterprise Data – Set ups, Flows, Pipelines etc. Strong SQL understanding – DataBase, Data Residency. Candidates must be based and eligible to work in the UK without sponsorship as our client do not have the ability to sponsor. Reference Number: PG7347
- NetIQ Consultant (Contract)
- £600 Per Day
A NetIQ Consultant is needed for a 6 month engagement in London. The NetIQ Consultant will be responsible for Designing, Configuring & Implementing Micro Focus Operations Centre & eDirectory Solutions. Required skills and experience Current experience with Micro Focus Operations Centre & eDirectory. SC Clearance is needed due to the nature of work. Reference Number: CH7363