Google Cloud’s Multislice scales AI training on TPUs

Google Cloud’s Multislice scales AI training on TPUs

Updates related to Google Infrastructure Manager, Azure VM, EC2, Amazon Detective, AWS Elemental MediaConnect, Step Functions and more

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Provisioning + Runtime

Google Cloud's Infrastructure Manager debut

  • Infrastructure Manager offers Terraform as a Google Cloud service.
  • Allows management of Google Cloud infrastructure with IaC principles.
  • Integrated within the Google Cloud ecosystem.
  • Streamlined Infrastructure as Code with Google Cloud’s library. UPDATE

Google Cloud’s Multislice scales AI training on TPUs

  • Multislice announced for large-scale training tech.
  • Enables scaling on tens of thousands of Cloud TPUs.
  • Overcomes single slice limitation.
  • Offers near-linear scaling and enhanced developer productivity. UPDATE

New Azure VM series unveiled

Azure introduces Bsv2, Basv2, and Bpsv2 virtual machines, offering improved price-performance and higher network bandwidth. UPDATE

Azure enhances domain validation

Azure Front Door now supports BYOC-based domain validation, streamlining the domain ownership approval process. UPDATE

Azure Container Storage gets updates

Azure Container Storage preview expands to new regions and adds enhanced features for Azure Kubernetes Service. UPDATE

Amazon EC2 R7a instances go live

Amazon EC2 R7a instances, powered by 4th Gen AMD EPYC processors, deliver 50% higher performance compared to R6a. UPDATE

Route 53 integrates AWS-managed prefix lists.

Amazon Route 53 now supports AWS-managed prefix lists for health checks, automating IP range management. UPDATE


AWS enhances Step Functions error handling

AWS Step Functions introduces better error handling, detailed error messages, and improved retry controls. UPDATE

Amazon Detective expands EKS security modules

Amazon Detective introduces modules for investigating threats in Amazon EKS through AWS Workshop Studio. UPDATE


MediaConnect introduces new CloudWatch metrics.

AWS Elemental MediaConnect offers additional metrics for enhanced video stream monitoring through Amazon CloudWatch. UPDATE

Management tools

Azure introduces simulation workbench

  • Public preview of Azure Modeling and Simulation Workbench.
  • Enables collaborative workspace for research and engineering.
  • Features include automation, multi-party collaboration, and enhanced security. UPDATE

Anomaly Detection raises custom monitor cap.

Cost Anomaly Detection now supports up to 500 custom anomaly monitors, an increase from the previous 100. UPDATE


IAM Identity Center extends session limits.

AWS IAM Identity Center raises its session duration limit from 7 days to 90 days, enhancing user flexibility. UPDATE


Azure AI enhances calling workflows

  • Azure AI Speech integrated with Azure Communication Services.
  • Enables conversational AI experiences in calls.
  • Features include Speech-to-Text, Text-to-Speech, and more.
  • Simplifies use of Azure Open AI Service in workflows. UPDATE

Google Cloud rolls out generative AI training

Google Cloud introduces new generative AI training content, catering to both introductory and advanced audiences. UPDATE

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