AMD launches new processors meant for data centers
The processors are said to set 80 performance world records, provide 2X the performance compared to the previous generation and deliver an estimated 25% to 50% lower TCO than competitive offerings.
At a launch event on Wednesday in Santa Clara, California, AMD, a company specialising in the development of high-performance graphics, computing, and visualisation tech announced the launch go its 2nd generation AMD Epyc processor family, which—the company's spokespeople claim—"deliver performance leadership across a broad number of enterprise, cloud and high-performance computing (HPC) workloads."
The processor family are reportedly designed for modern datacenter workloads, providing customers a combination of features to help unlock performance and redefine economics in virtualisation, cloud, HPC and enterprise applications. They are also said to feature up to 64 “Zen 2” cores in 7nm process technology to deliver "record-setting" performance while helping reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) by up to 50% across numerous workloads.
For the enterprise datacenter, 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processors offer up to 83% better Java application performance, up to 43% better SAP SD 2 Tier performance than the competition and provide world record performance on Real Time Analytics with Hadoop. For modern cloud and virtualization workloads, 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processors deliver world record virtualization performance that redefines datacenter economics. For HPC, 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processors offer an unmatched combination of record-setting floating point performance and the most DRAM memory and I/O bandwidth in its class to supercharge HPC workloads, including up to 2x better performance in computational fluid dynamics and up to 72% higher performance structural analysis.
“Today, we set a new standard for the modern datacenter with the launch of our 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processors that deliver record-setting performance and significantly lower total cost of ownership across a broad set of workloads,” said Dr. Lisa Su, president and CEO of AMD. “Adoption of our new leadership server processors is accelerating with multiple new enterprise, cloud and HPC customers choosing EPYC processors to meet their most demanding server computing needs.”