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Google Compute Engine goes a little crazy with up to 96 CPU cores and 624 GB of memory

If you’ve got a resource-hungry app, Google Compute Engine’s latest offering has you covered. It lets you dial up to 96 CPUs and an other-worldly 624 GB of memory. Remember Bill Gates allegedly asking who would ever need more than 640K of memory. He obviously didn’t see this coming. If you think that’s a lot, you aren’t kidding, and believe it or not it’s a big boost from just last March when GCE announced an offering with 64 CPU cores and 416 GB of memory. Those numbers seem quaint now.…

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