"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", stated 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."
At the launch event, several customers and partners joined AMD on stage to discuss new AMD EPYC processor offerings:
"AMD 2nd Gen EPYC processors will help us continue to do what we do best in our data centres: innovate", stated Bart Sano, Google vice president of Engineering. "Its scalable compute, memory and I/O performance will expand our ability to drive innovation forward in our infrastructure and will give Google Cloud customers the flexibility to choose the best VM for their workloads."
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 virtualization, 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 virtualization workloads, 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processors deliver world record virtualization 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.
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:
The AMD EPYC ecosystem continues to grow with more than 60 partners supporting the launch on day one. The broad partner ecosystem including ODMs like Gigabyte and QCT, IHVs like Broadcom, Micron and Xilinx, and broad operating system support including Microsoft and multiple Linux distributions. For Linux Canonical, RedHat and SUSE collaborated with AMD to test and validate solutions based on the 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processors for a wide range of data centre use cases. This validation helped the 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processor achieve more than 2x platforms in development compared to the 1st Gen EPYC processors.
The 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processor-based systems are available now from the AMD EPYC ecosystem partners.
"Twitter is committed to reducing our environmental impact of our datacenters by finding innovative ways to increase efficiency. The 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processor provides us the sweet spot of performance and energy consumption that we need to honour that commitment, while supporting the high traffic volume on our platform", stated Jennifer Fraser, senior director of Engineering at Twitter. "Using the AMD EPYC 7702 processor we can scale out our compute clusters with more cores in less space using less power, which translates to a 25% lower TCO for Twitter."
"Customers today are asking for secure, workload-optimized servers that can drive new experiences and value for their customers", stated Justin Hotard, senior vice president and general manager, Volume Global Business Unit at HPE. "With the addition of new 2nd Gen AMD EPYC-equipped servers to our portfolio, HPE delivers an unprecedented number of world-record performance and efficiency results aligned to a wide range of Cloud and data centre workloads, and unmatched security capabilities. We will continue to deliver innovative products with AMD and look forward to building on our longstanding collaborative relationship."
"As we enter a new era of computing, the exascale era, we're seeing new workloads, new infrastructure, a new way of thinking - and this requires capabilities and performance like we get from our next-generation Shasta supercomputer combined with AMD EPYC processors", stated Peter Ungaro, president and CEO at Cray. "Since Cray announced support for AMD processors in our systems over a year ago, we've booked almost $800 million in AMD EPYC-based systems. With the 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processors connected via our new Slingshot system interconnect, we're able to deliver the performance our customers require for the exascale era."
"Today, through our expanded relationship with AMD, we are pushing boundaries on performance and efficiency in ways that will accelerate our customers' intelligent transformation. Our new ThinkSystem solutions, powered by next-generation AMD EPYC 7002 Series processors, allow users to store and access huge amounts of data", stated Doug Fisher, chief operating officer and senior vice president of Business Units, DCG Solutions, Lenovo. "The greater storage, processing and graphics capabilities unlock the potential of enhanced video security and other critical applications for edge and virtualized environments. A perfect example is video security in smart city, campus and mass transit environments where public safety organizations need that additional computing power in confined spaces using less energy so they can better monitor and analyze potential threats."
"As workloads become more demanding and complex, Dell Technologies is focused on helping organisations succeed in dynamic environments using innovative and industry-leading server designs", stated Ravi Pendekanti, senior vice president of product management, Server & Infrastructure Systems, Dell Technologies. "Through close collaboration with AMD, we are addressing the demands of traditional, virtualized, hybrid and multi-cloud workloads with a broad portfolio of PowerEdge servers, including newly designed servers optimized for 2nd Generation AMD EPYC processors."
"VMware and AMD's ongoing engineering collaboration is focused on delivering optimal application performance and security for our mutual customers", stated Krish Prasad, senior vice president and general manager, Cloud Platform Business Unit, VMware. "We both see the value in driving security deeper into the infrastructure especially as modern IT infrastructure becomes more distributed. The Secure Encrypted Virtualization feature in the 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processor will help protect customers' critical data across the multi-site data centre fabric. Combined with AMD's legendary processor performance, we expect our mutual customers will be able to gain efficiencies and security capabilities to power their workloads."