IBM Cloud Chooses 3rd Gen AMD EPYC Processors for New Bare Metal Offering

AMD Epyc

IBM Cloud has selected third generation AMD EPYC processors to broaden its bare metal service offerings, which are geared to support clients’ demanding workloads and solutions. IBM’s new bare metal servers, which have 128 cores, up to 4TB of memory, and 10 NVMe drives per server, provide users complete access to high-end, dual-socket performance with AMD EPYC 7763 processors, a first for IBM Cloud.

“Our customers have a high demand for computing processing power and the new 3rd Gen AMD EPYC processors provide the high levels of performance and scalability we were looking for,” said Suresh Gopalakrishnan, Vice President at IBM Cloud. “Our collaboration with AMD has helped us deliver our highest core counts and bandwidth ever available for IBM Cloud customers, to offer top market performance for today and tomorrow’s demanding workloads.”

The AMD EPYC 7763 dual-socket bare metal server offering at IBM Cloud includes:

  • 128 CPU cores per server
  • Maximum boosts up to 3.5 GHz (base 2.45 GHz)
  • Support for eight memory channels per socket with up to 4 TB RAM
  • Maximum 20TB of bandwidth
  • Advanced memory encryption enabling a secure boot process
  • Supports two 10 GbE NICs

Massively Multiplayer Online Game Settings

Clients seeking a varied mix of applications, including compute-intensive workloads, virtualized environments, large-scale databases, and more, could benefit from IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers with the AMD EPYC 7763 CPU. Furthermore, these bare metal servers would be well-suited to support massively multiplayer online (MMO) game settings. Hosting firms can achieve the low latency, high-performance processing and memory and generous bandwidth necessary for a reliable, responsive platform

IBM Cloud customers regularly running compute-intensive workloads can see an immediate benefit to speed and scalability by upgrading to 3rd Gen AMD EPYC processors, while helping to deliver a secure experience for end-users,” said Lynn Comp, corporate vice president, Cloud Business Group, AMD. “Our continued collaboration with IBM Cloud is further validation of the strong standing AMD holds in the market as we deliver topline solutions that promote a seamless experience for cloud partners and their customers.”

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers with AMD EPYC 7763 processors are now available in the IBM Cloud catalog.

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