Wednesday, July 12, 2017

AMD Returns Competition to the Datacenter



Three weeks ago, AMD along with its global ecosystem of server customers and partners,launched the groundbreaking EPYC 7000 series of high-performance processors to once again deliver AMD innovation to the datacenter. Here is the official launch press release.

Tomorrow we expect the competition to make its own news and you may be following it, too. We will send a prepared statement at the conclusion of the event, but wanted to make sure you have access to the full story on EPYC now. As a quick reminder, you can keep up with all things EPYC here.

Here are links to the white papers and Datacenter Tech Day presentations with all technical specs plus pricing details, as well as launch executive presentations from Lisa Su, president and CEO, AMD, and Forrest Norrod, SVP and GM of Enterprise, Embedded & Semi-Custom Products (EESC), AMD.

Individual links to performance briefs, white papers, presentations and videos are included further below. We want to specifically draw your attention to EPYC performance – record setting two-socket and one-socket performance on SPEC CPU benchmarks and exceptional results on the STREAM benchmark, as well as architecture advantages – AMD fellows provide an in-depth look at the EPYC architecture within the Datacenter Tech Day presentations.

Finally, we ask that you keep the following points in mind as you consider the evolving landscape for datacenter processors:

  • Purpose-built for the modern datacenter, EPYC is intelligently packaged to yield 8, 16, 24 or 32 core designs, all with the same industry leading memory channel and I/O lane counts, in a single SoC.
  • AMD has a rich history in servers and first delivered many of the innovations you see in the datacenter today, including 64-bit CPUs, multi-core processors, integrated memory controllers and virtualization.
  • The ecosystem stands behind our product: HPE, Dell, Asus, Gigabyte, Inventec, Lenovo, Sugon, Supermicro, Tyan, and Wistron announced EPYC products. Primary hypervisor and server operating system providers Microsoft, Red Hat, and VMware showcased optimized support for EPYC at launch, and key server hardware ecosystem partners Mellanox, Samsung Electronics, and Xilinx were also on hand.
  • The EPYC 7000 series completely disrupts the existing dynamic of the one-socket and two-socket servers and is specifically designed as a balanced architecture, perfect for scale-out cloud computing, storage, data analytics and the enterprise.

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