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AMD Takes the gloves off at ISC 2018

As you can see from this photo, AMD was not shy about taking a shot at Intel in their booth this week.

This week at ISC 2018, AMD demonstrated its next generation of CPU and GPU technologies, including a first look at:

  • 7nm AMD Radeon Vega GPU products slated for launch in 2018
  • 12nm 2nd Generation AMD Ryzen Threadripper processors with up to 32 cores, slated for launch in Q3 2018
  • Unprecedented customer adoption of Ryzen and Radeon products in premium OEM devices.

AMD also announced four EPYC processor milestones: immediate availability of EPYC processors through Tencent Cloud Services, a new HPE single-socket system, details of its first Cisco UCS server platform, and that the next generation 7nm EPYC processor, codenamed “Rome”, will begin sampling in 2H 2018.

AMD EPYC has enabled HPE to pack more performance into an efficient server design, removing the need for a second processor and reducing TCO for our customers. The HPE ProLiant DL325 Gen10 allows customers to achieve dual-processor performance in a versatile single-socket server,” said Justin Hotard, vice president and general manager, Volume Global Business Unit, HPE. “By providing up to 32 processor cores, 2 terabytes of memory and more fully utilizing 128 PCIe lanes of I/O, we have set the bar for single processor virtualization performance, and with HPE OneView, customers can optimize their applications and dramatically speed deployment of new virtual machines.”

The next generation 7nm EPYC processor, codenamed “Rome” and featuring Zen2 architecture, is now running in AMD labs and will begin sampling to customers in the second half of this year, ahead of launch in 2019.

In related news, AMD also announced The National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN) in Italy has chosen the AMD EPYC 7351 processor to power its high-performance computing cluster. INFN is a leading European research institution, conducting theoretical and experimental research in the fields of subnuclear, nuclear, and astroparticle physics while offering access to its exceptional processing resources across Europe.

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