EPYC

One of the key elements of building a processor is that designing a secure product involves reducing the ‘attack surface’ as much as possible: the fewer ways an attack can get in, the safer your product is. For the white knights of the security world, when a vulnerability is found, the process usually goes through a period of responsible disclosure, i.e. the issue is presented to the company, and they are often given a certain time to fix the issue (to help customers) before the full disclosure is made public (in case it might be swept under the rug). Using this method, a researcher at Google found a vulnerability in the way AMD’s EPYC processors provide Secure Encrypted Virtualization (SEV) which would allow an...

An Interview with AMD’s Forrest Norrod: Naples, Rome, Milan, & Genoa

There’s no getting away from the fact that AMD’s big revenue potential exists in the server space. While the glitz and the glamor is all about the Ryzen, the...

49 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 6/24/2019

AMD Zen 2 Microarchitecture Analysis: Ryzen 3000 and EPYC Rome

We have been teased with AMD’s next generation processor products for over a year. The new chiplet design has been heralded as a significant breakthrough in driving performance and...

218 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 6/10/2019

Spotted at Computex: An AMD EPYC-Based System with 108 Intel Ruler SSDs

Intel’s ‘ruler’ SSD form-factor is meant to maximize density of solid-state storage devices and improve Intel’s competitive positions on two markets: storage and compute. As it turns out, AMD’s...

36 by Anton Shilov on 6/6/2019

Sapphire Shows Off 10-Way GPU Compute System with AMD EPYC 3000

Cryptocurrency mining boom may be over, but there are many applications that can take advantage of GPU compute horsepower besides mining. Sapphire has demonstrated its upcoming GPU compute system...

21 by Anton Shilov on 5/31/2019

Spotted at Computex: Let Bygones be Bygons, with a Sugon Hygon

Big credit to Patrick Kennedy from ServeTheHome for spotting this gem on the show floor, but it looks like if you want a Chinese branded EPYC CPU with some...

57 by Ian Cutress on 5/30/2019

AMD Confirms Zen 4 EPYC Codename, and Elaborates on Frontier Supercomputer CPU

After the Computex Keynote today on stage, where AMD revealed its new Ryzen family of processors coming on 7/7, we had a chance to speak with AMD’s SVP and...

16 by Ian Cutress on 5/27/2019

Amazon AWS Offers Another AMD EPYC-Powered Instance: T3a

Amazon Web Services has further expanded its usage of AMD EPYC-based machines for its Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instances. Last week the company started to offer its new EPYC-powered...

19 by Anton Shilov on 5/1/2019

AMD: 7nm ‘Navi’ GPU & 'Rome' CPU to Launch in Q3

Offering a brief update on the state of future products as part of its post-earnings conference call this afternoon, AMD has confirmed that both their upcoming Rome (Zen 2...

38 by Ryan Smith & Anton Shilov on 4/30/2019

AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su to Deliver Computex 2019 Lead Keynote

With CES 2019 barely in the mirror behind us, the consumer electronics industry is already barreling towards its next major trade show, Computex 2019 in Taiwan. And, as it...

48 by Ryan Smith on 4/2/2019

Amazon Offers More EPYC: M5ad & R5ad Instances

Amazon Web Services this week started to offer M5ad and R5ad Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instances powered by custom AMD EPYC 7000-series processors and featuring faster local storage.

9 by Anton Shilov on 3/29/2019

Best CPUs for Workstations: 2019

In our series of Best CPU guides, here’s the latest update to our recommended workstation CPUs list. All numbers in the text are updated to reflect pricing at the...

32 by Ian Cutress on 3/1/2019

CES 2019 Question and Answer Session with AMD CEO, Dr. Lisa Su

One of the major highlights of CES was the reveal of AMD’s next generation Matisse processor. With the cores built on TSMC’s 7nm process, the demonstration of the eight...

60 by Ian Cutress & Gavin Bonshor on 1/29/2019

AMD Pushing the AMD+AMD Strategy with Executive Promotions

Today AMD is announcing some realignment of its executive team along with some promotions. The idea behind the changes boils down to AMD wanting to focus its efforts on...

84 by Ian Cutress on 1/25/2019

AMD Comments on Threadripper 2 Performance and Windows Scheduler

Users may have been following Wendell from Level1Tech’s battle with researching the reasons behind why some benchmarks have regressed performance on quad-die Threadripper 2 compared to dual-die configurations. Through...

42 by Ian Cutress on 1/14/2019

CES 2019: GIGABYTE’s Tower of EPYC

With many enterprise platforms developers have various goals for their software, such as high performance, throughput, storage, or tackling the main issue of the day. It’s one thing to...

10 by Ian Cutress on 1/9/2019

AMD 64-Core Rome Deployment: HLRS ‘Hawk’ at 2.35 GHz

Last week AMD pre-announced its next-generation EPYC processors, code-named Rome. These new processors are set to be officially announced next year, but will feature up to 64 cores using...

30 by Ian Cutress on 11/13/2018

First AMD EPYC Rome Motherboard Spotted

Part of AMD’s recent pre-announcement of its next generation Rome server processors, using 7nm chiplets and running up to 64 cores, is that the new processors will be compatible...

31 by Ian Cutress on 11/13/2018

AMD Launches High-Frequency EPYC 7371 Processor

AMD has announced its new high-frequency EPYC 7371 processor designed for applications that benefit from high clocks. The CPU has 16 cores and is aimed at tasks like electronic...

9 by Anton Shilov on 11/13/2018

Naples, Rome, Milan, Zen 4: An Interview with AMD CTO, Mark Papermaster

At AMD’s Next Horizon event this week, the company disclosed for the first time the layout of its next generation EPYC processor, the new Vega Radeon Instinct datacenter compute...

59 by Ian Cutress on 11/12/2018

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