Some Computer Hints

Google Cloud Platform

Google Cloud Platform (GCP) is a cloud computing service by Google that offers hosting on the same supporting infrastructure that Google uses internally for its own end-user products. Specifically, Google Compute Engine (GCE) is the Infrastructure as a Service component of GCP that allows users to launch their own virtual machines on demand.

Google Cloud Platform also provides for a free, but temporary Compute Engine virtual machine instance with command-line access called Google Cloud Shell. More details about this are given in my Google Cloud Shell as a Desktop hint topic.