AMD has announced its 2nd gen EPYC processors, which feature up to 64 cores. The company says these “provide 2X the performance compared to the previous generation and deliver an estimated 25% to 50% lower TCO [total cost of ownership] than competitive offerings.”
There are nineteen SKUs in total, ranging from the 8C/16T 7232P to the 64C/128T 7742. Google has already begun deploying these in its datacenters, while Twitter will be doing so shortly. HPE, Lenovo, and Dell have also announced new servers and systems utilizing 2nd gen EPYC.
“Today, we set a new standard for the modern datacenter with the launch of our 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processors that deliver record-setting performance and significantly lower total cost of ownership across a broad set of workloads,” said Dr. Lisa Su, president and CEO, AMD. “Adoption of our new leadership server processors is accelerating with multiple new enterprise, cloud and HPC customers choosing EPYC processors to meet their most demanding server computing needs.