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AMD announce EPYC

Discussion in 'CPUs' started by Journey, 16 May 2017.

  1. pete910

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    Wendal is a proper tech guy, Actually knows his stuff unlike 99% of the other "tech" sites
     
  2. Beren

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    I know I am late to the party but, ouch.
    "I can't think of a single use case that I would buy one for."

    However, I am pretty sure this is the Epyc thread :)

    I am very interested in how this actually ends up flowing through to financial performance next year. So far we have a lot of really sweet slides and people standing up on stage saying they might be partnering on a thing - but actual product in datacentres is going to be interesting to see.
     
  3. h4rm0ny

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    Linus is alright. He just knows his audience. They actually did a video together on Linux gaming (or GNU and Linux gaming as Wendell was keen to emphasize). There was a whole meta-level of humour in watching the comedy come to a crashing halt whenever Wendell talks. I got the sense they actually got on and found each other entertaining in different ways.
     
  4. 4K8KW10

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    In 2020, AMD will deliver 3125 EPYC 7nm "Rome" 64-core processors for a supercomputer in Finland.
     
  5. pete910

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    :p
     
  6. CAT-THE-FIFTH

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  7. Distracted

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    Savage, but justified :D
     
  8. 4K8KW10

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    Yes, we count the so called wins as if they are so rare and to be much proud of, why? This is an embarrassment, AMD should take much more market share, not single-digit numbers, counted on the fingers of one hand.
     
  9. LePhuronn

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    Impatient much? You are aware that it takes corporate types and bean counters a few ice ages to make any kind of decision, especially significant things like dropping Intel for AMD? The ball is rolling but these things won't happen overnight.
     
  10. 4K8KW10

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    Not exactly impatient but worried that the window of opportunity for AMD might close soon if/when Intel releases the new clean-sheet architecture.
    AMD should be more aggressive and push the corporate types and bean counters to use EPYCs now not later.
     
  11. Journey

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    How exactly do you propose AMD push these types of businesses/governments? Upgrade cycles come around when they come around, new infrastructure projects don't just happen over night and take months or years of planning, depending on the size and type of project.

    It is also hard to sell a current product when your up and coming one makes it look bad value, Rome with up to 64 cores, lower power usage, and higher clock speeds and newly integrated technologies like PCI-E 4.0 mean that upgrading to current generation EPYC would be a poor move. Market share will increase naturally over the next 12-18 months once EPYC gets a foot hold in the market and the platform has been around a bit longer to prove itself above that of the Intel equivalents.
     
  12. LePhuronn

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    So with all the news stories over the past year about major cloud providers moving to EPYC, all the super computers moving to EPYC and the security shtshow that is Intel's flawed architecture putting the fear of God into security analysts, you don't think AMD have actually made a push?
     
  13. Journey

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  14. jigger

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  15. 4K8KW10

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    8-core 7262 @155W :eek: Is it highly clocked or...?

    [​IMG]
     
  16. jigger

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    Maybe along with a boat load of cache.
     
  17. Journey

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    Here's some exclusive info to be found nowhere else, lets see how quickly some one like WCCF pick it up and don't credit me. ;)

    • EPYC ROME 64-CORE 7702 3.35GHZ/SKT SP3 256MB CACHE 200W - P/N: 100-000000038
      EPYC ROME 8-CORE 7262 3.4GHZ/SKT SP3 64MB CACHE 155W - P/N: 100-000000041
      EPYC ROME 16-CORE 7302 3.3GHZ/SKT SP3 128MB CACHE 155W - P/N: 100-000000043
      EPYC ROME 32-CORE 7502P 3.35GHZ/SKT SP3 128MB CACHE 180W - P/N: 100-000000045
      EPYC ROME 24-CORE 7402 3.35GHZ/SKT SP3 128MB CACHE 180W - P/N: 100-000000046
      EPYC ROME 64-CORE 7702P 3.35GHZ/SKT SP3 256MB CACHE 200W - P/N: 100-000000047
      EPYC ROME 24-CORE 7402P 3.35GHZ/SKT SP3 128MB CACHE 180W - P/N: 100-000000048
      EPYC ROME 16-CORE 7302P 3.3GHZ/SKT SP3 128MB CACHE 155W - P/N: 100-000000049
      EPYC ROME 64-CORE 7742 3.4GHZ/SKT SP3 256MB CACHE 225W - P/N: 100-000000053
      EPYC ROME 32-CORE 7502 3.35GHZ/SKT SP3 128MB CACHE 180W - P/N: 100-000000054
      EPYC ROME 32-CORE 7452 3.35GHZ/SKT SP3 128MB CACHE 155W - P/N: 100-000000057
      EPYC ROME 48-CORE 7642 3.4GHZ/SKT SP3 192MB CACHE 225W - P/N: 100-000000074
      EPYC ROME 32-CORE 7542 3.4GHZ/SKT SP3 128MB CACHE 225W - P/N: 100-000000075
      EPYC ROME 48-CORE 7552 3.35GHZ/SKT SP3 192MB CACHE 200W - P/N: 100-000000076
      EPYC ROME 24-CORE 7352 3.2GHZ/SKT SP3 128MB CACHE 155W - P/N: 100-000000077
      EPYC ROME 16-CORE 7282 3.2GHZ/SKT SP3 64MB CACHE 120W - P/N: 100-000000078
      EPYC ROME 12-CORE 7272 3.2GHZ/SKT SP3 64MB CACHE 120W - P/N: 100-000000079
      EPYC ROME 8-CORE 7252 3.2GHZ/SKT SP3 64MB CACHE 120W - P/N: 100-000000080
      EPYC ROME 8-CORE 7252P 3.2GHZ/SKT SP3 32MB CACHE 120W - P/N: 100-000000081

    What's new you ask? The all important clock speeds which were missing before. If any one has an Anandtech account, can you please post a link in this https://forums.anandtech.com/threads/64-core-epyc-rome-(zen2)architecture-overview?.2554453/page-33 thread please?

    Oh they are in part number order, not core count or anything sensible like that. :)
     
  18. Vince

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    Well as soon as HP let me buy 3 of these I'll let you know if they are any good. I've got my normal disti as well as a couple of others on the case. Mind you they have all been fighting over who registered interest with hp first so I might end up just losing the will to live before it's even here. The plan is to plug these into some new fiber channel switches alongside my 6500 eva / 4500 Store Once Devices and the current hp dl380 G9 servers and crack on with some migrations.

    A little birdy told me recently that you can now vmotion Intel to amd so we shall see if that's true or not.

    How to decide though this will be the problem I guess the best bet will be to just play it to budget.
     
  19. Journey

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    Nice and easy for you hopefully, and I think you'll get them pretty soon from what I'm being told about stock (not HP mind you). I only deal with designing and testing the machines that these go in, hence why I have the info, I don't do much with migration and installation since that's not my forte.

    The biggest surprise for me is the 3.4GHz 64-core at only 225w, that works out at 3.5w per core! Truly EPYC. :)
     
  20. Vince

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    You really cant argue with that. I'm loving the selection to be honest. I mean I'm replacing 3x 24 thread systems 2x 6c/12t xeons with 192gb of memory each and I'm running out of resources so I'm thinking hopefully there is a 32/64 chip or bigger in there that with the required memory, plus other kit I'll need all comes in at less than something like 80k. Let's see what the pricing looks like. The last server I bought (a g9 again stacked with 2tb local storage) was something like 10k so fingers crossed these arent stupid and I've budgeted enough.