SAN FRANCISCO – The top names in the tech industry have all joined in taking AMD’s new EPYC processors for a spin as the resurgent chipmaker formally unveiled its latest product aimed squarely at the booming datacenter market.
Top AMD executives led by CEO Lisa Su launched the second-generation EPYC processors in a well-attended event held at the Palace of the Fine Arts in this city known for its tech prowess.
All the big guns – from computer makers Dell, HPE, Lenovo to Internet firms Google, Twitter, and Microsoft Azure – were present as they presented their gears and cloud solutions powered by AMD’s new monster processors.
Su, who has led AMD’s incredible turnaround from near bankruptcy just a few years back, proudly proclaimed during her keynote speech that the new EPYC chips is now the planet’s highest-performing x86 processor.
The EPYC processors, which feature with 64 “Zen 2” cores working on 128 threads in leading-edge 7nm process technology, can help reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) by up to 50% across numerous workloads, according to AMD.
“Adoption of our new leadership server processors is accelerating with multiple new enterprise, cloud and high-performance computing customers choosing EPYC processors to meet their most demanding server computing needs,” Su said.
AMD said the EPYC processors are specifically designed for modern datacenter workloads, providing customers an ideal combination of features for virtualization, cloud, HPC and enterprise applications.
For the enterprise datacenter, the processors offer up to 83% better Java application performance, up to 43% better SAP SD 2 Tier performance than Intel’s Xeon processors.
At the event, several customers and partners announced new AMD EPYC processor offerings: