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AMD announces launch of 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processors

AMD announces launch of 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processors

AMD has introduced its 2nd Generation AMD EPYC family of processors that deliver across a broad number of enterprise, cloud and high-performance computing (HPC) workloads.

2nd Gen AMD EPYC processors feature up to 64 “Zen 2” cores in leading-edge 7nm process technology to deliver record-setting performance while helping reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) by up to 50% across numerous workloads.

At the launch event, Google and Twitter announced new 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processor deployments and HPE and Lenovo announced immediate availability of new platforms.

“Today, we set a new standard for the modern data centre 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, 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.”

Designed for modern workloads: Enterprise, cloud and HPC

Second Gen AMD EPYC processors are specifically designed for modern data centre workloads, providing customers an ideal combination of features to help unlock performance and redefine economics in virtualisation, cloud, HPC and enterprise applications.

For the enterprise data centre, 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 virtualisation workloads, 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processors deliver world record virtualisation performance that redefines data centre 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.

AMD design innovation brings breakthrough architecture for the data centre

The 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processor combines leadership performance, architecture and security features to meet the most demanding challenges facing the data centre.

Highlights of the AMD EPYC 7002 generation processor family include:


• Leadership performance: Featuring up to 64 “Zen 2” cores per SOC, 2nd Gen EPYC processors deliver up to 23% more instructions per clock (IPC) per core on server workloads and up to 4X more L3 Cache compared to the previous generation.
• Leadership architecture: The next-generation AMD Infinity Architecture pushes the boundaries for x86 performance and compute capabilities, giving customers access to the most I/O and memory bandwidth in its class, including PCIe Generation 4, to unleash the very latest in server performance.
• Leadership security features: Delivering ‘hardened at the core’ features based on a silicon embedded security subsystem and advanced security features like Secure Memory Encryption and Secure Encrypted Virtualization that help customers guard their most important assets and data.

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