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AMD EPYC Xiaolong was born one year: three major areas of strength, 7nm era leading

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Scott Aylor, Global Vice President and General Manager, Data Center Products, AMDRecently, I came to China specially to share some of the latest market trends and prospects of ECYC Xiaolong.

In recent yearsserverThe market situation, Scott Aylor put forward an important background, that isThe entire market has been a gradual growth, that is, for a long time,processorThe specifications are only slowly increasing, and the number of cores is slowly increasing, but at the same time the price is also rising, which brings great challenges to the deployment efficiency of customers.

AMD EPYC's return to the data center market isPrepare a bold, radical road map from the start, and make a bold upgradeTo make the processor a catalyst for market development, unlike the industry innovations in the past few years, mostly due to software improvements and drive enhancements, the hardware has not kept up.

At the same time, the challenges of security issues are becoming more and more prominent. Various security vulnerabilities are unbearable in the data center. AMD EPYC is in a relatively good position in this respect. Spectre's ghost vulnerability has little impact and can be quickly deployed to solve the problem. The Meltdown fuse vulnerability, which has a great impact on the market, is completely immune to the architecture.

According to reports,In the first year of EPYC's launch, more than 50 server platforms have been launched, which have been mass-produced and brought to market. There are more than 15 system partners in various segments of the world, including China's BAT Big Three. The ecosystem is also happy to accept the return of AMD.

Specifically, EPYC's key development areas are three main areas, including enterprise-level hosting and software as a service providers, high performance computing, virtualization and cloud.

Among them, enterprise hosting and software as a service account for about 12% of the entire server market. The key advantages of EPYC Xiaolong are: support for encrypted memory andvirtual machine, higher security: support resources are not limited, single channel can achieve 2TB large memory, and provide 12 PCI-E bus; storage aspects native support SATA, NVMe.

Scott Aylor also cited several specific application examples, such as the US hosting businessHivelocityWith the AMD EPYC 霄龙 single-channel solution, the overall performance has been improved by 6 times, and the power consumption has also been greatly reduced; the famous network diskDropboxAlso selected the EPYC 霄龙 single-channel solution, the calculation density is high enough to greatly reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO);PacketThe virtual machine cloud hosting is equipped with the Dell PowerEdge 6415 single-channel system, which reduces the cost of virtual machines by 50%.

High-performance computing and scientific computing account for about 15% of the server market. EPYC's up to 32 core 64 threads, 33% memory bandwidth boost, and native 128 PCI-E buses are all useful. Handle massive amounts of big data.

In this respect, we adopt the existing universities and research institutions of EMYC Xiaolong, as well as commercial organizations and enterprises, such asOregon State UniversityGene sequencing integrates the original three-way system into a single EPYC Opteron server, such asItalian National Institute of PhysicsParticle acceleration, such asUniversity of Notre DameComputational and engineering research.

Currently 55% of servers worldwide are used for virtualization andcloud serviceIn the above, the requirements for computing core, storage, security, etc. are endless.

In this regard, the earliest partner of ECYC Xiaolong isMicrosoft AzureMicrosoft's high performance, core density, and storage scalability make Microsoft very satisfied.

In China,BaiduUtilizing the EPYC Xiaolong single-channel system to achieve a revolutionary upgrade of infrastructure, re-planning the entire computing landscape of Baidu, andTencent CloudBased on EPYC Xiaolong deployed the highest performance SA1 system, the overall cost dropped by 30%.

According to market research data, in the next 12 months, 60% of the world's two-way servers are in urgent need of upgrades, and the entire two-way server market has a global scale of 6.5 million units, with a market value of $44 billion.

The data also shows that a server has its own life cycle. After five years of use, the overall performance will drop by 39%, while the annual maintenance fee and application management fee will increase by 148% and 40% respectively, and the unplanned downtime will be Increase by 62%.

Scott Aylor also disclosedThe next generation of EPYC's progress, codenamed "Rome" (Rome), uses the latest 7nm process and has successfully delivered samples to all major OEM partners and customers, which will be officially produced and released in 2019.

Due to repeated delays in the Intel 10nm process, mass production will be available in the second half of next year (rumored that the Intel 7nm server will be in 2020), so in the data center field, AMD will lead the process for more than one era for the first time.

Scott Aylor said thatEPYC Xiaolong is now very good, and the next step in the process of leading, will in turn strengthen the advantages of Xiaolong, kernel density, performance, memory bandwidth, power consumption, etc. will be better and stronger, icing on the cake.

Scott Aylor finally stressed that the good show has just begun.

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