16 Aug 2019

XENON AMD EPYC 7002 Series Processors

AMD EPYC 7002 Series Processors set a new standard for the modern datacenter. Driven by the AMD Infinity Architecture, the AMD EPYC 7002 Family is the first x86-architecture server processor based on 7nm process technology, a hybrid, multi-die architecture, PCIe® Gen4 I/O, and an embedded security architecture. Together, these innovative capabilities deliver what you need. Performance leadership for your workloads. Protection at every layer to help secure your CPU, applications, and data—whether in your enterprise datacenter or the public cloud. And with the range of features you need to power your datacenter, you can adapt your IT infrastructure to match workload challenges you face today and into the future.

XENON is pleased to be launching a range of single and dual socket servers in 1U / 2U / Quad2U form factors based on the new AMD EPYC 7002 series processor to service the needs of  our  growing datacenter customer base.

Highlights

AMD EPYC INFINITY ARCHITECTURE

AMD Infnity Architecture embodies AMD’s leadership philosophy in its EPYC processor designs. It is the reason that AMD EPYC processors have leaped ahead of the market again and it is the reason to expect AMD processors to stay ahead in the future.

A BETTER DESIGN WITH INDEPENDENT PATHS FOR INNOVATION

AMD EPYC 7002 Series Processors leapfrog the industry by using a 7nm process for the CPU cores and a 14nm process for I/O, memory access, and security functions. A systemon-chip (SoC) design eliminates the need for many external support chips, helping reduce capital and server design costs. An “all-in” feature set delivers a uniform set of features regardless of the number of processor cores.

PERFORMANCE LEADERSHIP

Accelerated performance comes from a commitment to greater parallelism. With up to 64 cores per SOC and “Zen 2” features, the AMD EPYC 7002 Series surpasses 1st Gen AMD EPYC Processor with improved execution pipelines, higher clock rates, and up to 4x the shared Level 3 cache. The result is more than twice the performance3 and up to 4x the theoretical peak floating point operations per second5 (FLOPS) when compared to 1st Gen AMD EPYC Processors. The processors claim world-record performance across major industry benchmarks including SPEC CPU® 20172, TPC®7, and VMware® VMmark® 3.18.

For more information about XENON solutions featuring the new AMD EPYC 7002 Series Processors please contact XENON – info@xenon.com.au.

FOOTNOTES

The following comparisons were current as of August 7, 2019
1. EPYC 7002 series has 8 memory channels, supporting 3200 MHz DIMMs yielding 204.8 GB/s of bandwidth vs. the same class of Intel Scalable Gen 2 processors with only 6 memory channels and supporting 2933 MHz DIMMs yielding 140.8 GB/s of bandwidth. 204.8 / 140.8 = 1.454545 – 1.0 = .45 or 45% more. AMD EPYC has 45% more bandwidth. Class based on industry-standard pin-based (LGA) X86 processors. ROM-11
2. Based on SPECrate®2017 peak integer scores. A 2P EPYC™ 7742 processor powered server has higher SPECrate®2017_int_peak score of 749 and a base score of 682 as of August 7, 2019, http:/spec.org/cpu2017/results/res2019q3/cpu2017-20190722-16242.html. The next hightest int_peak score with a 2P Intel Platinum 9282 of 676 and a base score of 643, http://spec.org/cpu2017/results/res2019q3/cpu2017-20190624-15369.pdf, on July 28, 2019. ROM-114.
3. Results as of 8/7/2019 using SPECrate®2017_int_base. The AMD EPYC 7742 2P score is 654, https://spec.org/cpu2017/results/res2019q3/cpu2017-20190722-16242.html. AMD EPYC 7601 2P score of 304, http://spec.org/cpu2017/results/res2019q2/cpu2017-20190411-11817.pdf. 654/304 = 2.15 or 2x higher integer performance for the EPYC 7742. ROM-37
4. Results as of 8/7/2019 using SPECrate®2017_int_base. AMD EPYC 7742 score of 682, https://spec.org/cpu2017/results/res2019q3/cpu2017-20190722-16242.html. Intel Platinum 8280L score 364, http://spec.org/cpu2017/results/res2019q2/cpu2017-20190429-12779.pdf, July 28, 2019. ROM-38.
5. Based on standard calculation method for determining FLOPS. ROM-04
6. Based on June 8, 2018 AMD internal testing of same-architecture product ported from 14 to 7 nm technology with similar implementation flow/methodology, using performance from SGEMM. EPYC-07
7. 8-node EPYC 7702 result at http://www.tpc.org/3341. Previous #1 published at http://www.tpc.org/3306. Product availability 8/7/2019. ROM-139.
8. AMD EPYC 7702 VMware® VMmark® 3.1 score of 12.88 can be found at https://www.vmware.com/content/dam/digitalmarketing/vmware/en/pdf/vmmark/2019-08-07-HPE-ProLiant-DL385Gen10.pdf. Product available Aug 7, 2019. The next highest score, 9.02, with the Intel Xeon 8280, can be found at https://www.vmware.com/products/vmmark/results3x.0.html. VMware VMmark 3.x results can be found at https://www.vmware.com/products/vmmark/results3x.html. ROM-35