AMD Launches New Server Chips

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With the third generation of EPYC processors, AMD is marketing nineteen variants for servers. Several major tech players have already confirmed that they will be using the new processors.


AMD immediately launches the EPYC 7003 series. The series is the successor to the 7002 series and, following the consumer series that appeared last fall, is based on the Zen 3 architecture that promises, among other things, 19 percent more instructions per clock.

The processor manufacturer targets three domains: high-performance computing (HPC), cloud players and enterprise, including I / O and memory throughput and better performance for transactional database processing, among other things.

The 19 different server chips have 8 to 64 cores with 16 to 128 threads, respectively. In that range, four F models have a higher clock speed. Prices (per thousand chips) range from $ 913 to $ 7,890.

The announcement comes with the news that several major tech vendors will equip their servers or cloud offerings with chips from the new EPYC 7003 series. AWS will offer them in an Amazon EC2 instance later this year, and Azure and Google Cloud will also offer cloud services with chips from this series.

Cisco processes them in its Unified Computing System Rack servers, Dell Technologies for its PowerEdge XE8545 servers, but also HPE (ProLiant servers, Apollo systems and Cray EX supercomputers), Lenovo, Oracle, VMware, Tencent Cloud and Supermicro will be released now or later this year incorporate the 7003 series into their offer.

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