Google And Twitter Are Using AMD’s New Processors In Their Datacenters

Andrew Cummings
August 11, 2019

Earlier today HEXUS reported upon the launch of the new AMD Epyc 2 (Rome) processors and in particular provided a deep dive review of the AMD Epyc 7742 2P Rome Server.

Launching the EPYC Rome is quite important in the context AMD's processor war with Intel, which announced its 7nm chips, Ice Lake, for 2021.

In fact, AMD's EPYC chip will have as many as 64 processing cores and be made with a new manufacturing technique called 7-nanometer, CEO Lisa Su said. In the resulting past two years, GIGABYTE has released a total of 18 general availability 1st Gen EPYC server systems and motherboards, and together with our channel partners has delivered major deployments of these systems to cloud, web and HPC customers, helping them to realize the vast value offering and performance benefits of AMD EPYC in their data centers.

Seemingly, with supreme PCI Express 4.0 connectivity, the AMD EPYC™ 7002 processor program is also flawless for innovative server-based storage solutions. "Its scalable compute, memory and I/O performance will expand out ability to drive innovation forward in our infrastructure and will give Google Cloud customers the flexibility to choose the best VM for their workloads", stated Bart Sano, Google vice president of engineering, in a press statement. Twitter announced that, because of the power reductions that come with the new chips, it plans to reduce costs related to data center infrastructure by 25%, says CNBC.

AMD argued that in comparison to Intel Xeon 6242 processors, its chips reduced total cost of ownership by up to 50%. Customers can enjoy all-new "Zen 2" CPU architecture with up to 64 cores from their current AMD EPYC™ processor-based platforms.

"Transport SX TS65-B8036: "2U single-socket AMD EPYC™ 7002 Series Processor-based storage platform with support for up to 16 DDR4-3200 DIMM slots, 6 PCIe x8 slots, 2 NVMe M.3 ports for boot drives, 12 front-access 3.5" and 2 rear-access 2.5" hot-swap tool-less drive trays. "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".

At the launching event, several partners and customers joined AMD on stage to talk about the AMD EPYC Rome series and what it offers.

EPYC processor is a processor for servers. "Their EPYC based solutions are poised to deliver a new standard for modern datacenter customers".

The 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processor-based systems are available now from the AMD EPYC ecosystem partners.

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