AMD EPYC Prozessor führt neuen HPE Gen10 Server zu Weltrekorden in SPEC CPU Benchmarks

AMD EPYC-powe­r­ed HPE DL385 makes power­ful indus­try waves with 50 per­cent lower cost per vir­tu­al machi­ne

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Nov. 20, 2017 — AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) today announ­ced that the new Hew­lett Packard Enter­pri­se (HPE) (NYSE: HPE) Pro­Li­ant DL385 Gen10 ser­ver, powe­r­ed by AMD EPYC™ pro­ces­sors set world records in both SPECrate®2017_fp_base and SPECfp®_rate2006. The secu­re and fle­xi­ble 2P 2U HPE Pro­Li­ant DL385 Gen10 Ser­ver joins the HPE Cloud­li­ne CL3150 ser­ver in fea­turing AMD EPYC pro­ces­sors. With designs ran­ging from 8-core to 32-core, AMD EPYC deli­vers indus­try-lea­ding memo­ry band­width across the HPE line-up, with eight chan­nels of memo­ry and unpre­ce­den­ted sup­port for inte­gra­ted, high-speed I/O with 128 lanes of PCIe® 3 on every EPYC pro­ces­sor.

HPE is joi­ning with AMD today to extend the world’s most secu­re indus­try stan­dard ser­ver port­fo­lio to inclu­de the AMD EPYC pro­ces­sor. We now give custo­mers ano­t­her opti­on to opti­mi­ze per­for­mance and secu­ri­ty for today’s vir­tua­li­zed workloads,” said Jus­tin Hotard, vice pre­si­dent and GM, Volu­me Glo­bal Busi­ness Unit, HPE. “The HPE Pro­Li­ant DL385 fea­turing the AMD EPYC pro­ces­sor is the result of a long-stan­ding tech­no­lo­gy enga­ge­ment with AMD and a sha­red belief in con­ti­nuing inno­va­ti­on.”

AMD EPYC Lea­dership Cost-per-VM Ser­ver Con­fi­gu­ra­ti­ons

The per­for­mance of AMD EPYC is deli­ve­r­ed by up to 64-cores in the HPE DL385 2P ser­ver con­fi­gu­ra­ti­on and access to 4 tera­bytes of memo­ry and 128 lanes of PCIe con­nec­tivi­ty. The com­bi­na­ti­on of core-count and fea­tures atta­ins up to 50 per­cent lower cost per vir­tu­al machi­ne (VM) HPE sees over tra­di­tio­nal ser­ver solu­ti­ons.

AMD EPYC-powe­r­ed HPE Pro­Li­ant DL385 Gen10 World Record Floa­ting Point Per­for­mance

  • An AMD EPYC model 7601-based HPE DL385 Gen10 sys­tem scored 257 on SPECrate®2017_fp_base, hig­her than any other two socket sys­tem score published by SPEC®. (1)
  • AMD EPYC model 7601-based HPE DL385 Gen10 sys­tem scored 1980 on SPECfp®_rate2006, hig­her than any other two socket sys­tem score published by SPEC®. (2)

The HPE DL385 posi­ti­ons the AMD EPYC pro­ces­sor right in the heart of the high-volu­me mar­ket whe­re dual-socket ser­vers are fre­quent­ly deploy­ed by ser­vice pro­vi­ders, lar­ge enter­pri­ses and small-to-medi­um size busi­nes­ses,” said Matt East­wood, seni­or vice pre­si­dent, enter­pri­se, dat­a­cen­ter and cloud infra­st­ruc­tu­re, IDC. “With its com­bi­na­ti­on of high-per­for­mance cores, memo­ry band­width and PCIe con­nec­tivi­ty opti­ons it is an attrac­tive choice to address a wide ran­ge of busi­ness app­li­ca­ti­ons and workloads.”

AMD Secu­re Pro­ces­sor

Every EPYC pro­ces­sor inte­gra­tes hard­ware based secu­ri­ty. The Pro­Li­ant DL385 deli­vers unmat­ched secu­ri­ty via the HPE Sili­con Root of Trust enab­ling only vali­da­ted firm­ware to run. The HPE Sili­con Root of Trust is lin­ked to the AMD Secu­re Pro­ces­sor in the AMD EPYC SoC for firm­ware vali­da­ti­on befo­re the ser­ver boots. 

The AMD Secu­re Pro­ces­sor and HPE DL385 also enab­les:

  • Secu­re Encryp­ted Memo­ry − All the memo­ry or a por­ti­on of the memo­ry can be encryp­ted to pro­tect data against memo­ry hacks and scra­pes.
  • Secu­re Encryp­ted Vir­tua­li­za­ti­on − VMs have sepa­ra­te encryp­ti­on keys as does the hyper­vi­sor, iso­la­ting the VMs from one ano­t­her and from the hyper­vi­sor its­elf.

AMD is proud to deli­ver to HPE a superb balan­ce of high-per­for­mance cores, memo­ry, and I/O for opti­mal per­for­mance with AMD EPYC,” said Scott Aylor, Cor­po­ra­te VP and GM Enter­pri­se Busi­ness Unit at Advan­ced Micro Devices.  “With AMD EPYC the HPE Pro­Li­ant DL385 Gen10 can sup­port more vir­tu­al machi­nes per ser­ver, pro­cess more data in par­al­lel, direct­ly access more local sto­ra­ge, while more secu­re­ly pro­tec­ting data in memo­ry.”

Avai­la­bi­li­ty

The HPE Pro­Li­ant DL385 Gen10 ser­ver with AMD EPYC will be avail­ab­le in Decem­ber 2017.

Addi­tio­nal Resour­ces

About AMD

For more than 45 years AMD has dri­ven inno­va­ti­on in high-per­for­mance com­pu­ting, gra­phics and visua­li­za­ti­on tech­no­lo­gies ― the buil­ding blocks for gaming, immer­si­ve plat­forms, and the dat­a­cen­ter. Hund­reds of mil­li­ons of con­su­mers, lea­ding For­tu­ne 500 busi­nes­ses and cut­ting-edge sci­en­ti­fic rese­arch faci­li­ties around the world rely on AMD tech­no­lo­gy dai­ly to impro­ve how they live, work and play. AMD employees around the world are focu­sed on buil­ding gre­at pro­ducts that push the bounda­ries of what is pos­si­ble. For more infor­ma­ti­on about how AMD is enab­ling today and inspi­ring tomor­row, visit the AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) web­site, blog, and Face­book and Twit­ter pages.

Cau­tio­na­ry State­ment

This press release con­ta­ins for­ward-loo­king state­ments con­cer­ning Advan­ced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) inclu­ding the fea­tures, func­tio­na­li­ty, avai­la­bi­li­ty, timing, deploy­ment, and expec­ted bene­fits of the HPE Pro­Li­ant DL385 Gen10 ser­ver with AMD EPYC, which are made pur­suant to the Safe Har­bor pro­vi­si­ons of the Pri­va­te Secu­ri­ties Liti­ga­ti­on Reform Act of 1995. For­ward-loo­king state­ments are com­mon­ly iden­ti­fied by wor­ds such as “would,” “intends,” “belie­ves,” “expects,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “seeks,” “intends,” “plans,” “pro for­ma,” “esti­ma­tes,” “anti­ci­pa­tes,” or the nega­ti­ve of the­se wor­ds and phra­ses, other varia­ti­ons of the­se wor­ds and phra­ses or com­pa­ra­ble ter­mi­no­lo­gy. Inves­tors are cau­tio­ned that the for­ward-loo­king state­ments in this docu­ment are based on cur­rent beliefs, assump­ti­ons and expec­ta­ti­ons, speak only as of the date of this docu­ment and invol­ve risks and uncer­tain­ties that could cau­se actu­al results to dif­fer mate­ri­al­ly from cur­rent expec­ta­ti­ons. Such state­ments are sub­ject to cer­tain known and unknown risks and uncer­tain­ties, many of which are dif­fi­cult to pre­dict and gene­ral­ly bey­ond AMD’s con­trol, that could cau­se actu­al results and other future events to dif­fer mate­ri­al­ly from tho­se expres­sed in, or implied or pro­jec­ted by, the for­ward-loo­king infor­ma­ti­on and state­ments. Mate­ri­al fac­tors that could cau­se actu­al results to dif­fer mate­ri­al­ly from cur­rent expec­ta­ti­ons inclu­de, without limi­ta­ti­on, the fol­lo­wing: Intel Corporation’s domi­nan­ce of the micropro­ces­sor mar­ket and its aggres­si­ve busi­ness prac­tices may limit AMD’s abi­li­ty to com­pe­te effec­tively; AMD has a wafer sup­ply agree­ment with GF with obli­ga­ti­ons to purcha­se all of its micropro­ces­sor and APU pro­duct requi­re­ments, and a cer­tain por­ti­on of its GPU pro­duct requi­re­ments, from GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc. (GF) with limi­ted excep­ti­ons. If GF is not able to satis­fy AMD’s manu­fac­tu­ring requi­re­ments, its busi­ness could be adver­se­ly impac­ted; AMD reli­es on third par­ties to manu­fac­tu­re its pro­ducts, and if they are unab­le to do so on a time­ly basis in suf­fi­ci­ent quan­ti­ties and using com­pe­ti­ti­ve tech­no­lo­gies, AMD’s busi­ness could be mate­ri­al­ly adver­se­ly affec­ted; fail­u­re to achie­ve expec­ted manu­fac­tu­ring yiel­ds for AMD’s pro­ducts could nega­tively impact its finan­ci­al results; the suc­cess of AMD’s busi­ness is depen­dent upon its abi­li­ty to intro­du­ce pro­ducts on a time­ly basis with fea­tures and per­for­mance levels that pro­vi­de value to its custo­mers while sup­porting and coin­ci­ding with signi­fi­cant indus­try tran­si­ti­ons; if AMD can­not gene­ra­te suf­fi­ci­ent reve­nue and ope­ra­ting cash flow or obtain exter­nal finan­cing, it may face a cash short­fall and be unab­le to make all of its plan­ned invest­ments in rese­arch and deve­lop­ment or other stra­te­gic invest­ments; the loss of a signi­fi­cant custo­mer may have a mate­ri­al adver­se effect on AMD; AMD’s rece­ipt of reve­nue from its semi-custom SoC pro­ducts is depen­dent upon its tech­no­lo­gy being desi­gned into third-par­ty pro­ducts and the suc­cess of tho­se pro­ducts; glo­bal eco­no­mic uncer­tain­ty may adver­se­ly impact AMD’s busi­ness and ope­ra­ting results; the mar­kets in which AMD’s pro­ducts are sold are high­ly com­pe­ti­ti­ve; AMD may not be able to gene­ra­te suf­fi­ci­ent cash to ser­vice its debt obli­ga­ti­ons or meet its working capi­tal requi­re­ments; AMD has a lar­ge amount of indeb­ted­ness which could adver­se­ly affect its finan­ci­al posi­ti­on and pre­vent it from imple­men­ting its stra­te­gy or ful­fil­ling its con­trac­tu­al obli­ga­ti­ons; the agree­ments gover­ning AMD’s notes and the Secu­red Revol­ving Line of Credit impo­se restric­tions on AMD that may adver­se­ly affect its abi­li­ty to ope­ra­te its busi­ness; AMD’s issu­an­ce to West Coast Hitech L.P. (WCH) of war­rants to purcha­se 75 mil­li­on sha­res of its com­mon stock, if and when exer­cis­ed, will dilu­te the ownership inte­rests of its exis­ting stock­hol­ders, and the con­ver­si­on of the 2.125% Con­ver­ti­ble Seni­or Notes due 2026 may dilu­te the ownership inte­rest of its exis­ting stock­hol­ders, or may other­wi­se depress the pri­ce of its com­mon stock; uncer­tain­ties invol­ving the orde­ring and ship­ment of AMD’s pro­ducts could mate­ri­al­ly adver­se­ly affect it; the demand for AMD’s pro­ducts depends in part on the mar­ket con­di­ti­ons in the indus­tries into which they are sold. Fluc­tua­ti­ons in demand for AMD’s pro­ducts or a mar­ket decli­ne in any of the­se indus­tries could have a mate­ri­al adver­se effect on its results of ope­ra­ti­ons; AMD’s abi­li­ty to design and intro­du­ce new pro­ducts in a time­ly man­ner is depen­dent upon third-par­ty intel­lec­tu­al pro­per­ty; AMD depends on third-par­ty com­pa­nies for the design, manu­fac­tu­re and sup­ply of mother­boards, soft­ware and other com­pu­ter plat­form com­pon­ents to sup­port its busi­ness; if AMD loses Micro­soft Corporation’s sup­port for its pro­ducts or other soft­ware ven­dors do not design and deve­lop soft­ware to run on AMD’s pro­ducts, its abi­li­ty to sell its pro­ducts could be mate­ri­al­ly adver­se­ly affec­ted; and AMD’s reli­an­ce on third-par­ty dis­tri­bu­tors and AIB part­ners sub­jects it to cer­tain risks.  Inves­tors are urged to review in detail the risks and uncer­tain­ties in AMD’s Secu­ri­ties and Exchan­ge Com­mis­si­on filings, inclu­ding but not limi­ted to AMD’s Quar­ter­ly Report on Form 10-Q for the quar­ter ended Sep­tem­ber 30, 2017.

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(1)    Result avail­ab­le at https://www.spec.org/cpu2017/results/res2017q4/cpu2017-20171031–00366.html on Novem­ber 20, 2017.   World record floa­ting point per­for­mance claim based on SPECrate®2017_fp_base score of 257 being the hig­hest 2P result published on http://www.spec.org as of Novem­ber 20, 2017.

(2)    Result avail­ab­le at https://www.spec.org/cpu2006/results/res2017q4/cpu2006-20171031–50476.html on Novem­ber 20, 2017.  World record floa­ting point per­for­mance claim based on SPECfp®_rate2006 score of 1980 being the hig­hest 2P result published on http://www.spec.org as of Novem­ber 20, 2017.

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