2nd Gen AMD EPYC™ Processors Set New Standard for the Modern Datacenter with Record-Breaking Performance and Significant TCO Savings
— AMD EPYC™ 7002 Series processors set 80 performance world records1, provide 2X the performance compared to the previous generation2 and deliver an estimated 25% to 50% lower TCO than competitive offerings3 —
“Today, we set a new standard for the modern datacenter 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.
2nd Gen EPYC Processors Expand the AMD Datacenter Customer and Partner Ecosystem
At the launch event, several customers and partners joined AMD on stage to discuss new AMD EPYC processor offerings:
- Google announced it has deployed 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processors in its internal infrastructure production datacenter environment and in late 2019 will support new general-purpose machines powered by 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processors on
- Twitter announced it will deploy 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processors across its datacenter infrastructure later this year, reducing TCO by 25%;
- Microsoft announced the preview of new Azure virtual machines for general purpose applications, as well as limited previews of cloud-based remote desktops and HPC workloads based on 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processors today;
- HPE announced continued support of the AMD EPYC processor family with plans to triple their AMD-based portfolio with a broad range of 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processor-based systems, including the HPE ProLiant DL385 and HPE ProLiant DL325 servers;
- Cray announced
The Air Force Weather Agencywill be using a Cray Shastasystem with 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processors to provide comprehensive terrestrial and space weather information to the U.S. Air Forceand Army;
- Lenovo announced new solutions that are specifically built to take advantage of the full range of enhanced capabilities found in the 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processors. Available today, the ThinkSystem SR655 and SR635 are ideal solutions for use cases such as video infrastructure, virtualization, software-defined storage and more, with exceptional energy efficiency;
Dellannounced the upcoming availability of newly designed servers optimized for 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processors;
- VMware and AMD announced a close collaboration to deliver support for new security and other features of the high-performance 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processors within VMware vSphere.
“AMD 2nd Gen EPYC processors will help us continue to do what we do best in our datacenters: innovate,” said
Designed for Modern Workloads: Enterprise, Cloud and HPC
Second Gen AMD EPYC™ processors are specifically designed for modern datacenter 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 datacenter, 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processors offer up to 83% better Java application performance5, up to 43% better SAP SD 2 Tier performance6 than the competition and provide world record performance on Real Time Analytics with Hadoop7.
For modern cloud and virtualization workloads, 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processors deliver world record virtualization8 performance that redefines datacenter economics.
For HPC, 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processors offer an unmatched combination of record-setting floating point performance9 and the most DRAM memory10 and I/O bandwidth in its class to supercharge HPC workloads, including up to 2x better performance in computational fluid dynamics11 and up to 72% higher performance structural analysis12.
AMD Design Innovation Brings Breakthrough Architecture for the Datacenter
The 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processor combines leadership performance, architecture and security features to meet the most demanding challenges facing the datacenter. 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 workloads13 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/O14 and memory bandwidth15 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.
A Growing Partner Ecosystem
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 datacenter 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.
You can read more about the expanding AMD EPYC ecosystem and the 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processor here at the AMD blog.
The 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processor-based systems are available now from the AMD EPYC ecosystem partners. Learn more about where to purchase those systems here.
Supporting Partner and Customer Quotes
“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 honor that commitment, while supporting the high traffic volume on our platform,”
“Customers today are asking for secure, workload-optimized servers that can drive new experiences and value for their customers,” said
“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,” said
“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,” said
“As workloads become more demanding and complex, Dell Technologies is focused on helping organizations succeed in dynamic environments using innovative and industry-leading server designs,” said
“VMware and AMD’s ongoing engineering collaboration is focused on delivering optimal application performance and security for our mutual customers,” said
2nd Gen AMD EPYC™ Processor Stack
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1 For a complete list of world records see http://amd.com/worldrecords. ROM-169
2 Results as of
3 Based on 25% TCO improvement claimed by Twitter in EPYC Horizon presentation 8.7.2019; and AMD estimated TCO improvement of up to and 50% TCO in virtualized infrastructure. TCO-3
4 Comparison results calculated by AMD based on a hypothetical scenario hosting 2,560 virtual machines on 2-socket Intel Xeon 6242 (32 total cores) based systems versus AMD EPYC™ 7702P (64 total cores) based No Compromise Single Socket Systems, excluding software application costs. Each virtual machine is allocated one core and 8GB of DRAM, resulting in 80 Intel based systems (2,560/32) and 40 AMD EPYC based systems (2,560/64). System Configurations: Intel Xeon based servers in 2U
5 A 2P EPYC 7742 powered server has a World Record 2P SPECjbb2015-MultiJVM Max max-jOPS score of 355,121 (SPECjbb2015-MultiJVM Critical scored 151,270 critical-jOPS), http://www.spec.org/jbb2015/results/res2019q3/jbb2015-20190717-00460.html as of
6 An EPYC™ 7702 powered server has a World Record x86 2P SAP SD® 2 tier with Windows® Server score of 45,600 on
7 Results as of 8/7/2019. EPYC™ 7502P result published at TPC website, http://www.tpc.org/5533. Previous best published result on the TPC website at http://www.tpc.org/tpcx-hs/results/tpcxhs_advanced_sort.asp?version=2. TPC and TPC Benchmark are registered trademarks of the
8 A 2P EPYC 7702 powered server has SPECvirt_sc2013 score of 5451.2 and 305 VMs, https://www.spec.org/virt_sc2013/results/res2019q3/virt_sc2013-20190716-00120-perf.html as of
9Based on SPECrate®2017 peak integer scores. A 2P EPYC™ 7742 processor powered server has higher SPECrate®2017_int_peak score of 749 and a base score of 682 as of
10 Each 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processors support up to 4TB of DRAM. Intel Scalable processors support up to 2TB with Platinum 8200 and 1TB with the 9200 processors per ark.intel.com,
11 Based on AMD internal testing of ANSYS FLUENT 19.1, lm6000_16m benchmark, as of
12 Based on AMD internal testing of Altair RADIOSS 2018, T10M benchmark, as of
13Based on AMD internal testing, average per thread performance improvement at ISO-frequency on a 32-core, 64-thread, 2nd generation AMD EPYC™ platform as compared to 32-core 64-thread 1st generation AMD EPYC™ platform measured on a selected set of workloads including sub-components of SPEC CPU® 2017_int and representative server workloads. ROM-236
14 Based on processor lanes multiplied by PCIe® bandwidth. PCIe 4 = 16 GB/s link bandwidth vs. PCIe 3 = 8 GB/s. ROM-21
15 EPYC™ 7002 series has 8 memory channels, supporting 3200 MHz DIMMs yielding 204.8 GB/s of bandwidth vs. the same class of Intel Scalable Gen 2 processors with only 6 memory channels and supporting 2933 MHz DIMMs yielding 140.8 GB/s of bandwidth. 204.8 / 140.8 = 1.454545 - 1.0 = .45 or 45% more. AMD EPYC has 45% more bandwidth. Class based on industry-standard pin-based (LGA) X86 processors. ROM-11
16 Maximum single-core frequency at which the processor is capable of operating.
17 Motherboards designed for 1st Gen EPYC processors may not be compatible with 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processors with a TDP greater than 200 watts. Contact the server manufacturer to confirm compatibility. ROM-07
18 Motherboards designed for 1st Gen EPYC processors may not be compatible with 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processors with a TDP greater than 200 watts. Contact the server manufacturer to confirm compatibility. ROM-07
19 Motherboards designed for 1st Gen EPYC processors may not be compatible with 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processors with a TDP greater than 200 watts. Contact the server manufacturer to confirm compatibility. ROM-07
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