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AMD launches new processor for data centre, cloud and enterprise

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Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) unveiled a new data centre chip to help its HPC, cloud and enterprise customers.

The company said AMD EPYC 7003 Series Processors have up to 64 “Zen 3” cores per processor and introduce new levels of per-core cache memory.

It will continue to offer the PCIe 4 connectivity and memory bandwidth4 that defined the EPYC 7002 series CPUs.

“With the launch of our 3rd Gen AMD EPYC processors, we are incredibly excited to deliver the fastest server CPU in the world,” said Forrest Norrod, senior vice president and general manager, Data Centre and Embedded Solutions Business Group.

“These processors extend our data centre leadership and help customers solve today’s most complex IT challenges, while substantially growing our ecosystem.

“We not only double the performance over the competition in HPC, cloud and enterprise workloads with our newest server CPUs, but together with the AMD Instinct GPUs, we are breaking the exascale barrier in supercomputing and helping to tackle problems that have previously been beyond humanity’s reach.”

The company added that its processors support a new feature called Secure Encrypted Virtualization-Secure Nested Paging (SEV-SNP).

SEV-SNP expands the existing SEV features on EPYC processors, adding memory integrity protection capabilities to help prevent malicious hypervisor-based attacks by creating an isolated execution environment.

The AMD EPYC processor ecosystem is expected to grow by the end of 2021 with more than 400 cloud instances using all generations of EPYC processors and 100 new server platforms using 3rd Gen EPYC processors.

Amazon Web Services will add the AMD EPYC 7003 series processors to its core Amazon EC2 instance families later this year.

Google Cloud announced AMD EPYC 7003 series processors will power a new compute optimised VM, C2D, and an expansion of the existing general-purpose N2D VM later this year. Other key cloud players in the industry are also on board, including Microsoft Azure, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, Tencent Cloud and more.

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