As Q2 is coming to a close, here is a brief summary of notable items. Rome is doing very well. AWS (Amazon Web Services) just added more Epyc processors to its instances, detailed here by Amazon and Yahoo News. More and more Epyc are being adopted for supercomputing and HPC, as detailed here. Below are… Continue reading June 27, 2020 AMD Q2 Round Up
It has been two days since the Rome launch. AMD went to an intraday high of $35.5 amid a sea of red, and settled at $34.19, a reflection of the market's newfound optimism for AMD. Here is a Forbes article saying all roads lead to an Epyc Rome, here. Barron's has put out a very… Continue reading 8/9/19 AMD has Ryzen! Rome is Amazing!
The AMD Rome launching event turned out to be a very well orchestrated live presentation, at the Palace of Fine Art Theater in San Francisco. It was well attended by all relevant media, and all the important partners were there in force. The presentation can be seen here. Anandtech did a very nice live blog,… Continue reading 8/7/19 Rome Blasts Off!
AMD will launch Rome on August 7th, 2019. However, there has been no additional information regarding any details. If there will be a staged presentation live in SF, one would think there will be more of an announcement by now. Perhaps it will be a online release of specs and more info on partners etc.… Continue reading 8/6/19 Waiting For Rome
https://insidehpc.com/2019/06/atos-to-deploy-most-powerful-supercomputer-in-norway/ This HPC in Norway uses Rome. Peak performance is 5.9 petaflops. https://insidehpc.com/2019/06/cray-to-build-big-red-200-supercomputer-for-indiana-university/ This HPC at Indiana University also uses Rome. Peak performance is also 5.9 petaflops. It is telling that these HPCs are choosing Rome over well established Intel Xeon chips. That means Naples had laid the necessary groundwork so that these HPCs are… Continue reading 6/7/19 More Epyc HPC Wins! AMD 31.81 to 32.41
https://www.itpro.co.uk/server-storage/33538/dell-set-to-triple-its-amd-server-offering [This has not gone unnoticed by Dell. The company currently offers three server platforms that use AMD chips but Dominique Vanhamme, the company's EMEA vice president and general manager for storage and compute told IT Prothat the company is planning to triple the number of AMD-based platforms it offers by the end of the year.… Continue reading 4/29/19 Dell to Use More Epyc AMD 27.88 to 27.69
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
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
AMD's Epyc 2 (codename Rome) has eight 7 nm chiplets, each has eight cores. See image below. Epyc 2 (Rome) AMD's Zen 2 as shown by Lisa Su at 2019 CES also showed an eight core 7 nm chiplet, with the potential of adding a second eight core chiplet on the same CPU. See image… Continue reading 3/30/19 AMD Chiplets!