Wednesday, June 19, 2024

The Next Frontier In Intelligent Computing

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The new series of processors from AMD have high energy efficiency and performance, optimised for intelligent edge and data centre applications.

AMD EPYC 8004

AMD has launched AMD EPYC 8004 Series processors, completing the 4th Generation AMD EPYC CPU family of workload-optimised processors. The company claims that the processors allow hardware manufacturers to develop independent, energy-saving platforms. The platforms can facilitate applications ranging from intelligent edge operations, including retail and manufacturing sectors, to data centre functionalities for cloud services and storage solutions. The series enhances the established efficiency and performance leadership of the 4th Gen EPYC family, targeting markets that demand robust performance and substantial energy efficiency, platform density, and quiet operations. 

The press release says that the processor promises balanced performance, meeting the industry’s stringent demands for optimal performance per watt in limited space and infrastructure. Furthermore, as seen in data centres, these processors facilitate substantial savings for intelligent edge deployments, which typically focus on smaller server nodes instead of full racks. In deployments involving one, three, or ten servers, utilising the EPYC 8004 series processor-based server could lead to considerable energy cost savings over five years, providing better core density and increased throughput, potentially saving thousands of dollars for customers compared to the competition.

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“The new EPYC 8004 Series processors extend AMD leadership in single socket platforms by offering excellent CPU energy efficiency in a package tuned to meet the needs of space and power-constrained infrastructure,” said Dan McNamara, senior vice president and general manager, Server Business, AMD. “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 leadership continues across a broad set of workloads – from enterprise and cloud to intelligent edge, technical computing and more.”

Moreover, several Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and partners have introduced a variety of distinct systems and solutions, leveraging the extensive capabilities of the AMD EPYC 8004 series processors. These innovations are designed to operate effectively across various power and temperature conditions, facilitating deployments in various settings, from dense data centres and urban telco buildings to harsh physical environments such as factory floors.

Nidhi Agarwal
Nidhi Agarwal
Nidhi Agarwal is a journalist at EFY. She is an Electronics and Communication Engineer with over five years of academic experience. Her expertise lies in working with development boards and IoT cloud. She enjoys writing as it enables her to share her knowledge and insights related to electronics, with like-minded techies.

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