EPYC

Last year we spotted that AMD was in the market to hire a new lead product manager for a ‘workstation division’. This was a categorically different position to the lead PM for high-end desktop, and so we speculated what this actually means. Today, AMD is announcing its first set of workstation products, under the Ryzen Threadripper Pro branding. However, it should be noted that these processors will only be available as part of pre-built systems, and no corresponding consumer motherboards will be made available.

Naples, Rome, Milan, Zen 4: An Interview with AMD CTO, Mark Papermaster

At AMD’s Next Horizon event this week, the company disclosed for the first time the layout of its next generation EPYC processor, the new Vega Radeon Instinct datacenter compute...

59 by Ian Cutress on 11/12/2018

AMD EPYC for ATX Workstations: GIGABYTE MZ01-CE0 & MZ01-CE1 Motherboards

AMD’s EPYC processor has made it into servers and supercomputers, yet it still has to find its place inside workstations. To a large degree that is because up until...

29 by Anton Shilov on 11/7/2018

AMD Previews EPYC ‘Rome’ Processor: Up to 64 Zen 2 Cores

AMD on Tuesday formally announced its next-generation EPYC processor code-named Rome. The new server CPU will feature up to 64 cores featuring the Zen 2 microarchitecture, thus providing at...

67 by Anton Shilov on 11/6/2018

AMD Unveils ‘Chiplet’ Design Approach: 7nm Zen 2 Cores Meet 14 nm I/O Die

AMD on Tuesday disclosed some additional details about its upcoming codenamed Rome processor based on its Zen 2 microarchitecture. As it turns out, the company will use a new...

78 by Anton Shilov on 11/6/2018

AMD’s EPYC CPUs Now Available on Amazon Web Services

AMD on Tuesday announced availability of its processors on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). AMD EPYC-based systems will be used as web and application servers, backend servers for enterprise...

6 by Anton Shilov on 11/6/2018

AMD Next Horizon Live Blog: Starts 9am PT / 5pm UTC

AMD's 2019 is set to be full of 7nm products, and on the back of AMD's New Horizon event on 2016, today it is hosting part two: Next Horizon...

104 by Ian Cutress on 11/6/2018

Oracle puts AMD EPYC in the Cloud

The process of AMD ramping up its EPYC efforts involves a lot of ‘first-step’ vendor interaction. Having been a very minor player for so long, all the big guns...

27 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 10/23/2018

Samsung Shows Off 256 GB DDR4 RDIMM: Coming to Servers Soon

Samsung this week demonstrated its first 256 GB memory module for upcoming servers. The new Registered DIMM (RDIMM) is based on Samsung’s 16 Gb DDR4 memory devices introduced earlier...

18 by Anton Shilov on 10/19/2018

iBASE Unveils FWA8800: AMD EPYC Embedded-Based Network Appliance

iBASE this week introduced one of the industry’s first rackmount network appliances running AMD’s EPYC Embedded processors. The FWA8800 1U features eight cores, up to 128 GB of DDR4...

4 by Anton Shilov on 10/12/2018

The AMD Threadripper 2990WX 32-Core and 2950X 16-Core Review

If you live by the workstation, you die by the performance. When it comes to processing data, throughput is key: the more a user can do, the more projects...

171 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 8/13/2018

AMD “Rome” EPYC CPUs to Be Fabbed By TSMC

Along with AMD’s epic quarterly results that were announced yesterday afternoon, there was also an interesting nugget buried in the earnings call for the results. We’ve known for some...

32 by Ryan Smith on 7/26/2018

AMD Announces Q2 2018 Results: Best Quarter In Seven Years

What a difference a year makes. Yesterday afternoon AMD announced their second quarter results for their fiscal year 2018, and the news is nothing short of stunning, with AMD...

13 by Ryan Smith on 7/26/2018

ASRock Rack Goes AMD: EPYCD8 Workstation Motherboard

One of the lesser known companies to play in the server space is ASRock Rack, a subsidiary of the consumer focused ASRock. Much like other smaller server platform providers...

12 by Ian Cutress on 6/20/2018

AMD Zen 2 Update: 7nm EPYC in Labs Now, Launching in 2019

Rounding out AMD’s slew of product announcements and updates at their Computex 2018 press conference, the company very briefly showed off their first 7nm Zen 2 silicon in the...

15 by Ryan Smith on 6/6/2018

Cray Adds AMD EPYC Processors to CS500 Cluster Supercomputers

Cray this week announced plans to offer AMD’s EPYC-based CS500 cluster supercomputers later this year. The Cray CS500 clusters will be based on ultra-dense 2-way servers each featuring up...

10 by Anton Shilov on 4/19/2018

Our Interesting Call with CTS-Labs

In light of the recent announcement of potential vulnerabilities in Ryzen processors, two stories have emerged. Firstly, that AMD processors could have secondary vulnerabilities in the secure processor and...

122 by Ian Cutress on 3/15/2018

More EPYC Servers: Dell Launches 1P and 2P PowerEdge for HPC and Virtualization

One of the many questions about AMD’s EPYC processor line related to AMD’s ability to reengage with OEMs since the Bulldozer era. Recent announcements from Microsoft Azure and Baidu...

19 by Ian Cutress on 2/6/2018

Baidu Announces An EPYC Deployment: Single Socket Scorpio Systems

As part of the end-of-year news melee, Baidu and AMD have announced the next phase of EPYC in the cloud, with a large scale deployment of single socket servers...

3 by Ian Cutress on 12/15/2017

Microsoft Announces Azure VMs with Dual 32-core AMD EPYC CPUs

Microsoft is the first cloud container provider to formally announce a new range of VMs based on the AMD EPYC platform. These VMs will be called the Lv2 Series...

12 by Ian Cutress on 12/5/2017

Dissecting Intel's EPYC Benchmarks: Performance Through the Lens of Competitive Analysis

Although the AMD EPYC is definitely a worthy contender in the server space, AMD's technical marketing of the new CPU has been surprisingly absent, as the company not published...

103 by Johan De Gelas & Ian Cutress on 11/28/2017

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