AMD announced on Tuesday a new line of high-frequency EPYC processors chips designed to offer top performance over a wide range of business areas. The new series of processors, 7Fx2, which includes 8 cores, 16 cores and 24 cores chips, targets databases, applications HPC and overloaded infrastructure (HCI).
Combining the architecture of AMD Infinity with the highest speed cores It was 2, the new chips offer the highest per core performance in the EPYC processor family. AMD returned to the data center market in 2017 with processors server EPYC. Senior AMD executives said in March on the company's Financial Analysts Day that second-generation EPYC processors are still gaining ground in the business markets of cloud and HPC applications. Dan McNamara, SVP and GM of AMD's Server Business Unit, said the company would become more and more powerful in the market, given the upgrade phase with the rise of 5G networks, but also given the planned upgrades to Windows Server and vSphere. AMD is currently focusing on specific business goals. These include helping businesses gather information from their data faster while helping them run commercial HPC applications. Another goal of the company is to facilitate the convergence of computers, storage spaces and networks. The new 8-core and 16-core chips "show up to 17% more transactions per minute with the SQL Server compared to the competition ”, according to AMD.
The new processors are supported by a number of partners, such as Dell EMC, HPE, Lenovo and Nutanix. Supermicro launches the industry's first blade platform built for EPYC processors with support for new chips. Finally, the IBM Cloud launches a new bare metal server based on 7F72 processors.