AMD is extending their 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processor family with three new processors. These AMD Infinity architecture based processors come with higher speed ‘Zen 2’ cores for optimal performance on database, commercial high-performance computing (HPC) and hyperconverged infrastructure workloads.
These three new AMD processors, the AMD EPYC 7F32 (8 cores), EPYC 7F52 (16 cores) and EPYC 7F72 (24 cores), would expand the 2nd Gen AMD EPYC performance. The processors would support workloads that can leverage up to 500 MHz of additional base frequency, and large amounts of cache, making AMD EPYC one of the world’s highest per core performance x86 server CPUs.
These AMD EPYC 7Fx2 processors provide new performance capabilities for workloads in the heart of the enterprise market including databases with significant higher SQL Server performance; hyperconverged infrastructure with significant higher VMmare 3.1 score (using vSAN as the storage tier in a 4-node cluster); and commercial high-performance computing (HPC) with significant higher per core computational fluid dynamics individual application performance.
“AMD EPYC continues to redefine the modern data center, and with the addition of three powerful new processors we are enabling our customers to unlock even better outcomes at the heart of the enterprise market,” said Dan McNamara, senior vice president and general manager, server business unit, AMD. “With our trusted partners, together we are pushing the limits of per core performance and value in hyperconverged infrastructure, commercial HPC and relational database workloads.”
Ecosystem Growing with AMD EPYC
The ecosystem of OEMs, cloud providers, ISVs and IHVs using 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processors continues to grow, with existing OEMs and new partners adopting the new AMD EPYC 7Fx2 processors.
Dell Technologies – will support all three processors across its entire lineup of AMD EPYC based Dell EMC PowerEdge servers, including the R6525 which holds a world record 2P Four-Node Benchmark Result on VMmark 3 with VMware vSAN.
“These new AMD EPYC 7Fx2 processors enable Dell EMC PowerEdge servers to drive substantial performance benefits for customer business applications like database and hyperconverged infrastructure, where Dell EMC PowerEdge servers hold a world record in benchmark performance,” said Rajesh Pohani, vice president, Server Platform Product Management, Dell Technologies. “Our customers will truly benefit from these new processors as we continue to grow our AMD EPYC family of PowerEdge platforms.”
HPE – continues to expand its offerings using 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processors with latest support of HPE SimpliVity, an intelligent hyper-converged infrastructure solution. HPE will also support all three AMD EPYC 7Fx2 processors on the recently announced HPE Apollo 2000 Gen10 Plus system, HPE ProLiant DL385 Gen10 Plus server and HPE ProLiant DX servers.
“We are pleased to expand support of the 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processors across our portfolios,” said Peter Ungaro, senior vice president and general manager, HPC and Mission Critical Solutions (MCS), at HPE. “These include new additions with the HPE Apollo 2000 Gen10 Plus system, HPE ProLiant DL385 Gen10 Plus server and HPE ProLiant DX servers to meet high-frequency and performance needs for our customers in high-performance computing and database environments.”
IBM Cloud – is offers its clients the AMD EPYC 7F72 processors in their bare metal offering, providing access to fast, high core-count dual socket bare metal servers. Additionally, IBM recently announced the availability of its first bare metal server powered by the AMD EPYC 7642 processor.
“We are excited to be the first cloud provider to support the new AMD EPYC 7F72 processor. Now, IBM Cloud provides access to another high core-count dual socket bare metal server with high clock speed frequency, giving our clients more optimized platform choices for compute-intense workloads such as analytics, commercial HPC and EDA,” said Satinder Sethi, general manager, IBM Cloud Infrastructure Services. “We stay committed to enabling flexible and powerful bare metal experiences for clients to enhance performance and throughput.”
Lenovo – will support the new AMD EPYC 7Fx2 processors on its ThinkSystem SR635 and SR655 platforms. These ThinkSystem platforms are used for a variety of enterprise workloads including data analytics, software defined storage and infrastructure for remote workers. Lenovo’s storage and PCIe capabilities coupled with AMD EPYC core count and I/O density would help provide customers with choice as their business needs evolve. These new higher frequency 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processors, with an increased core clock speed up to 15%, in the single socket ThinkSystem platform, would provide their customers with greater options for workloads where per core performance is critical. Lenovo’s one socket optimized platforms with these new processors would allow customers to deploy these platforms where traditionally two socket systems were used, providing power and SW licensing costs savings.
“Today’s business dynamics are presenting customers with new challenges to improve speed, cost and performance,” said Kamran Amini, vice president and general manager, Server, Storage and Software Defined Infrastructure, Lenovo Data Center Group. “We feel confident we have the right portfolio to provide our customers with enhanced choice as organizations look to enable remote working capabilities and manage their increased data and storage requirements.”