SK Hynix Named as Memory & Storage Solutions Partner to Support Latest AMD EPYC™ 7002 Series Processor

Seo­ul, August 8, 2019 – SK Hynix Inc. (or ‘the Com­pa­ny’, www.skhynix.com) announ­ced today that its DRAM and Enter­pri­se SSD (eSSD) solu­ti­ons, inclu­ding the up-to-date 1Ynm 8Gb DDR4 DRAM, have been ful­ly tested and vali­da­ted with the new AMD EPYC™ 7002 Genera­ti­on Pro­ces­sors, which were unvei­led during AMD’s launch event on August 7.
 
The Com­pa­ny has worked clo­se­ly with AMD to pro­vi­de memo­ry solu­ti­ons ful­ly com­pa­ti­ble with the 2nd Gen AMD EPYC™ Pro­ces­sors, tar­ge­ting high per­for­mance data cen­ters.
 
The SK Hynix DDR4 DRAM sup­ports the maxi­mum speed of 3200Mbps of the 2nd Gen EPYC™ Pro­ces­sors[i], which will increa­se memo­ry per­for­mance more than 20% com­pa­red to the 1st Gen AMD EPYC™ Pro­ces­sors. The Company’s various DDR4 DRAM solu­ti­ons, based on the 1Xnm and 1Ynm tech­no­lo­gy with den­si­ty of 8Gb and 16Gb, have been ful­ly tested and vali­da­ted with the 2nd Gen EPYC™ Pro­ces­sors. SK Hynix pro­vi­des high-den­si­ty DIMMs with den­si­ty over 64GB to sup­port up to 64 cores per socket in the 2nd Gen EPYC™.
 
SK Hynix also pro­vi­des a full line-up of SATA and PCIe® from 480GB to 8TB, which have also been vali­da­ted and tested with the 2nd Gen EPYC™. SK Hynix’s eSSD solu­ti­ons are opti­mi­zed for the latest data center’s read-inten­si­ve and mixed workload envi­ron­ment.
 
“The latest part­nership with AMD will rein­force SK Hynix’s strength in the memo­ry solu­ti­on indus­try and fur­ther pro­mo­te the Com­pa­ny as a total memo­ry semi­con­duc­tor com­pa­ny pro­vi­ding data cen­ter-ori­en­ted DRAM and SSD solu­ti­ons opti­mi­zed for sys­tem requi­re­ments,” said Jae Hye­ong Lee, Head of Pro­duct Plan­ning and Enab­ling at SK Hynix.
 
Deli­vering a com­pre­hen­si­ve, con­sis­tent fea­ture set of I/O, memo­ry and secu­ri­ty fea­tures, across 8 to 64 “Zen 2” cores, the AMD EPYC™ 7002 Series Pro­ces­sor deli­vers agi­li­ty from a balan­ced set of fea­tures.
 
“We’re exci­ted and thank­ful to have our part­ners like SK Hynix sup­por­ting the launch of AMD EPYC 7002 Series Pro­ces­sors,” said Scott Aylor, cor­po­ra­te vice pre­si­dent and gene­ral mana­ger, Dat­a­cen­ter Solu­ti­ons Group, AMD. “Their EPYC based solu­ti­ons are poi­sed to deli­ver a new stan­dard for modern dat­a­cen­ter custo­mers. With twice the cores, bre­akth­rough per­for­mance and embed­ded secu­ri­ty fea­tures, all deli­ve­r­ed by a lea­dership archi­tec­tu­re, custo­mers can trans­form their dat­a­cen­ter ope­ra­ti­ons at the pace of their busi­ness.”

 

[i] “Some sup­por­ted fea­tures and func­tio­n­a­li­ty of second genera­ti­on AMD EPYC™ pro­ces­sors (code­na­med “Rome”) requi­re a BIOS update
from your ser­ver manu­fac­tu­rer when used with a mother­board desi­gned for the first genera­ti­on AMD EPYC 7000 series pro­ces­sor.
A mother­board desi­gned for “Rome” pro­ces­sors is requi­red to enab­le all avail­ab­le func­tio­n­a­li­ty. ROM-06