Semiconductor company AMD announced the new AMD EPYC 7003 Series CPUs (central processing unit), which includes the AMD EPYC 7763, the world’s highest-performing server processor. The new EPYC 7003 series processors help high-performance computing (HPC), cloud, and enterprise customers to deliver the best performance of any server CPU with 19% more instructions per clock.
“These processors extend our data center leadership and help customers solve today’s most complex IT challenges, while substantially growing our ecosystem,” said Forrest Norrod, SVP and general manager, Data Center and Embedded Solutions Business Group. “We not only double the performance over the competition in HPC, cloud, and enterprise workloads with our newest server CPUs, but together with the AMD Instinct GPUs, we are breaking the exascale barrier in supercomputing and helping to tackle problems that have previously been beyond humanity’s reach.”
Powering the modern data center
Available immediately, AMD EPYC 7003 Series Processors have up to 64 “Zen 3” cores per processor and introduce new levels of per-core cache memory, while continuing to support the PCIe 4 connectivity and class-leading memory bandwidth that defined the EPYC 7002 series CPUs.
The 3rd Gen AMD EPYC processors also include modern security features through AMD Infinity Guard and a new feature called Secure Encrypted Virtualization-Secure Nested Paging (SEV-SNP). SEV-SNP expands the existing SEV features on EPYC processors, adding strong memory integrity protection capabilities to help prevent malicious hypervisor-based attacks by creating an isolated execution environment.
For HPC customers that demand the most throughput computing capabilities to do more simulations in a given time period, or use bigger data sets or more complex models, AMD EPYC 7003 Series processors enable faster time to discovery with more I/O and memory throughput, and powerful “Zen 3” cores that deliver up to twice the performance for HPC workloads compared to the competition.
For cloud providers who need compute density and security capabilities, AMD EPYC 7003 Series processors offer the highest core density, advanced security features, and up to 2X integer performance compared to the competition.
For the enterprise, where performance and time to value are critical to support the new “work from anywhere” environment, AMD EPYC 7003 Series processors help improve efficiency and deliver value and performance. The new processors increase transactional database processing by up to 19%, improve Hadoop big data analytic sorts by up to 60% with 61% better price/performance than the competition, and offer superior performance for flexible Hyperconverged Infrastructure — all of which help CIOs turn data into actionable insights faster.