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AMD releases new EPYC 8004 processors for powerful data centre workloads

Wed 20 Sep 2023

AMD has announced the availability of its new AMD EPYC 8004 Series processors, completing the 4th Gen AMD EPYC CPU family of workload-optimised processors.

The new processors bring the “Zen 4c” core into a purpose-built CPU, enabling hardware providers to create energy efficient and differentiated platforms that can power applications from the intelligent edge, such as retail, manufacturing and telco, all the way to the data centre for cloud services, storage and others.

“AMD has delivered multiple generations of data centre processors that provide outstanding efficiency, performance, and innovative features. Now with our 4th Gen EPYC CPU portfolio complete, that continues across a broad set of workloads – from enterprise and cloud, to intelligent edge, technical computing and more,” said Dan McNamara, Senior Vice President and General Manager of AMD’s Server Business.

Delivering Efficiency and Performance for Traditional Data Centres and Intelligent Edge

AMD EPYC 8004 series processors extend the performance and efficiency of the 4th Gen EPYC family to markets that seek strong performance, but also have significant requirements for energy efficiency, platform density and quiet operations.

Numerous OEMs and partners unveiled a number of unique systems and solutions that take full advantage of the AMD EPYC 8004 series processor capabilities to work in a broad operating range for power and temperature needs, supporting deployments in dense data centres, to city telco buildings, to extreme physical environments like factory floors.

Dell Technologies

Dell Technologies released the Dell PowerEdge C6615 server. This system’s efficient form-factor optimises high performance with low TCO for scale out workloads, like containers and microservices.

“The Dell PowerEdge C6615 with AMD EPYC Gen4 CPUs is purpose-built to deliver our best performance per watt, per dollar in a density-optimised form factor.

“The solution is engineered to maximize compute performance in air-cooled environments without having to alter power or cooling capabilities. When combined with Dell OpenManage Enterprise software, we enable cloud service providers to intelligently monitor their systems and deliver more efficient compute services,” said Travis Vigil, Senior Vice President for Product Management at Dell’s Infrastructure Solutions Group.

Ericsson

With the AMD EPYC 8004 series processors, Ericsson saw a Cloud RAN computation acceleration solution that can successfully manage the immense traffic growth and leverage mobile networks in an energy efficient and performant manner. The core density and AVX512 capabilities of the processors also enable the capacity to handle the traffic profiles of a heavy loaded site with both FDD and TDD spectrum.

“Ericsson is steadfast in the pursuit of driving Open RAN forward, driven by our commitment to constantly developing cutting-edge solutions through close collaboration with our partners and customers.

“Through our strategic collaboration with AMD, Ericsson sees this launch as a key steppingstone in our relentless journey to accelerate Cloud RAN technology in areas like energy efficiency, enhanced performance and high-capacity solutions. As well, this enables us to offer choices for our customers on their Cloud RAN journey, while bringing additional flexibility to Cloud RAN deployments, with the goal of enhancing performance and securing high-capacity solutions to meet the high demands of delivering 5G connectivity and beyond,” said Mårten Lerner, Head of Cloud RAN at Ericsson.

Lenovo

Lenovo announced its newest flagship edge-optimised server, the new Lenovo ThinkEdge SE455 V3, which delivers the most energy efficient server available for enabling next generation AI applications at the edge and provides best-in-class performance, storage and expandability that is critical for supporting large and demanding edge AI workloads.

“Lenovo continues to push the boundaries of what is possible at the edge with groundbreaking innovation and design that delivers AI directly to your place of business.

“The Lenovo ThinkEdge SE455 V3 harnesses the cutting-edge performance of the new AMD EPYC 8004 series processor to deliver unmatched computing performance and efficiency at the edge, unlocking data intelligence and enabling next-generation AI applications while lowering power consumption in a compact, quiet design that works discreetly even in the most challenging remote setting,” said Charles Ferland, Vice President and General Manager of Edge Computing and Telecom at Lenovo.

Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure highlighted their excitement for the EPYC 8004 series processors: “We are pleased about the launch of AMD EPYC 8004 Series processors. Customers running Microsoft Azure services at the edge in industries like retail and manufacturing will benefit greatly from the unique power, performance, and environmental capabilities that the EPYC 8004 Series provides,” said Bernardo Caldas, CVP for Azure Edge PM.

Supermicro

Supermicro introduced new edge platforms using AMD EPYC 8004 series processors. Based on the Supermicro H13 generation of WIO Servers, these platforms are optimized to deliver strong performance and energy efficiency for edge and telco data centres.

“The new AMD EPYC 8004 series processors in Supermicro standard rack mount and NEBS-compliant short-depth systems are ideal for diverse workloads.

“Improved performance per core, lower TDP, and extended lifecycle support from these processors combined with Supermicro’s innovative and energy-efficient servers with AC/DC power options offer superior value for our customers and extend support for intelligent edge and next-generation Telco markets,” said Vik Malyala, MD and President for Supermicro EMEA.


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