AMD launches EPYC and Ryzen embedded processors

Vendor introduces end-to-end ‘Zen’ experiences from the core to edge

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AMD launches EPYC and Ryzen embedded processors Aylor says with these high-performance products, AMD is ushering in a new age for embedded processors.
By  Manda Banda Published  March 8, 2018

Chip maker AMD has introduced two new product families - the AMD EPYC embedded 3000 processor and AMD Ryzen embedded V1000 processor - to usher in a new age for high-performance embedded processors.

According to the company, the AMD EPYC embedded 3000 brings the power of "Zen" to a variety of new markets including networking, storage and edge computing devices, while AMD Ryzen embedded V1000 targets medical imaging, industrial systems, digital gaming and thin clients.

AMD said the new processors deliver breakthrough performance, exceptional integration and on-chip security.

"Today we extend the high-performance x86 "Zen" architecture from PCs, laptops and the data centre to networking, storage and industrial solutions with the AMD EPYC embedded and AMD Ryzen Embedded product families, delivering transformative performance from the core to the edge," said Scott Aylor, corporate vice president and general manager, Data Centre and Embedded Solutions Business Group, AMD. "AMD EPYC embedded 3000 raises the bar in performance for next-generation network functions virtualisation, software-defined networking and networked storage applications."

Aylor added that  theAMD Ryzen embedded V1000 brings together the Zen core architecture and Vega graphics architecture to deliver brilliant graphics in a single chip that provides space and power savings for medical imaging, gaming and industrial systems. "With these high-performance products, AMD is ushering in a new age for embedded processors," he said.

Several customers announced products based on AMD EPYC embedded 3000 and AMD Ryzen embedded V1000.

AMD said in addition to performance, security remains a top concern for enterprise customers, whether they are designing top-of-rack switches, thin client devices or anything in between.

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