No conspiracy here, we were simply late to market on the V100 Beta. As many have noted, we also hold a really high reliability bar before going to Beta (“Google’s Beta is like AWS’s GA” though I wouldn’t claim that in all cases) and we’ve be in Alpha for months. If you’d like to be included in Alpha offerings drop us a line.
As I’ve said in previous threads: Compute Engine intends to be the best place for computing. That includes the kind of workloads TPUs are tuned for, but it also includes all the stuff that GPUs excel at. That’s not going away, and GCE isn’t favoring one over the other. We sell infrastructure, and we don’t try to (overtly) pick favorites, we let our customers do that.
Wow, that's so ... I don't even have a word for it.