July 4, 2020 Tencent Goes Big With Epyc!

Chinese tech giant Tencent had previously announced their customized server chip based on AMD's Epyc, code named Star Lake (actually Star Ocean or 星星海 in Chinese). During the COVID-19 emergency in China, Tencent had supposedly deployed 100,000 Epyc chips over a very short time. Now Tencent had further announced their new cloud computing data center… Continue reading July 4, 2020 Tencent Goes Big With Epyc!

11/13/19 AMD Breaking Through!

AMD had broken through 36 and at time of this writing is sitting at 37.52! AMD hit 34 briefly last Fall and had shown strong resistance around 36 the last two weeks. Yet more and more good news are coming out. For starters, Azure had announced their latest instances using strictly Epyc and Radeon Instinct… Continue reading 11/13/19 AMD Breaking Through!

4/8/19 Epyc Rome PCIe Gen4 Lanes Galore! AMD 28.98 to 28.53

https://www.servethehome.com/why-amd-epyc-rome-2p-will-have-128-160-pcie-gen4-lanes-and-a-bonus/ In this highly technical article Patrick Kennedy talked about how Intel's latest Xeon Scalable (Cascade Lake) CPUs are still using PCIe Gen3 lanes, whereas AMD's Rome will have up to 162 PCIe Gen4 lanes for 2P and 129 PCIe Gen4 lanes for 1P. This is significant because PCIe Gen4 is an important upgrade from… Continue reading 4/8/19 Epyc Rome PCIe Gen4 Lanes Galore! AMD 28.98 to 28.53

4/1/19 Another AdoredTV Epyc 2 Video! Even More Epyc. AMD 25.52 to 26.36

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmhug8GEDUU Even more Epyc! Jim at AdoredTV released yet another YouTube video on Rome, this time suspiciously on April 1. Alas it is serious work, thank God. To summarize, and I am quoting Jim here entirely with apology to him: “No more NUMA, but a new Uniform Memory Access scheme" “Rome has 3200 MT/s DDR4… Continue reading 4/1/19 Another AdoredTV Epyc 2 Video! Even More Epyc. AMD 25.52 to 26.36