Pogo Linux Redesigns Atlas Server Performance With 2nd-Gen AMD EPYC™ Processors

Pioneer in rackmount server hardware to offer new family of Atlas server systems built on AMD’s newest family of server processors to better handle the most demanding applications and data center workloads.

Pogo Linux, a lea­ding sup­plier of rack­mount ser­vers for the modern data cen­ter, today unvei­led six sin­gle-socket and dual-socket sys­tems based on the newest AMD EPYC™ pro­ces­sor, code-named “Rome”. The rede­si­gned Atlas AMD Ser­vers will take advan­ta­ge of Rome’s fea­tures that focus on high-per­for­mance com­pu­ting, mul­ti-cloud imple­men­ta­ti­on, vir­tua­li­za­ti­on and data-inten­si­ve workloads at the edge. The new Pogo Linux AMD EPYC™ ser­vers are now ship­ping in volu­me across the company’s ent­i­re Atlas ser­ver pro­duct lin­eup.

AMD has made signi­fi­cant chan­ges to their CPU archi­tec­tu­re which help deli­ver twice the num­ber of cores and threads than the pre­vious Zen archi­tec­tu­re. Com­pa­red to the ‘Nap­les’ pro­ces­sor archi­tec­tu­re, Zen 2 has 32 bil­li­on tran­sis­tors, which makes it one of the most den­sely-packed chip design ever deve­lo­ped. Code-named “Rome”, the 2nd-genera­ti­on AMD CPUs are the first x86 pro­ces­sors to mar­ket based on 7 nano­me­ter (nm) tech­no­lo­gy. While lowe­ring power con­sump­ti­on and impro­ving inst­ruc­tions per cycle, the 7‑nm core pro­cess tech­no­lo­gy has dou­bled the den­si­ty with up to 64 cores and up to 128 threads.

Users of Pogo Linux AMD EPYC™ 7002 Series powe­red ser­vers will expe­ri­ence hig­her clock speeds for enter­pri­se and data cen­ter workloads. Atlas ser­vers built on AMD’s newest fami­ly of ser­ver pro­ces­sors will bet­ter hand­le the most deman­ding app­li­ca­ti­ons and data cen­ter needs, inclu­ding arti­fi­ci­al intel­li­gence (AI), data ana­ly­tics, high-per­for­mance com­pu­ting (HPC), cloud com­pu­ting, vir­tua­li­za­ti­on, soft­ware-defi­ned infra­st­ruc­tu­re, and big data ana­ly­tics than pre­vious “Nap­les” EPYC™ ser­vers.

Known for deli­vering best-in-class per­for­mance with a lower total cost of ownership, Pogo Linux Atlas AMD ser­ver sys­tems have pro­vi­ded the pro­ces­sing back­bone for a broad ran­ge of IT app­li­ca­ti­ons and workloads sin­ce 1999. The refres­hed ser­ver line of Atlas 1U thru 4U sin­gle- and dual-pro­ces­sor sys­tems equip­ped with AMD EPYC™ 7002 Series Pro­ces­sors high­light:

Advan­ced CPU Archi­tec­tu­re – Built using Zen 2 high-per­for­mance cores and AMD’s inno­va­ti­ve Chip­let archi­tec­tu­re.

  • 7‑nm Core Tech­no­lo­gy – First-to-mar­ket with a hybrid, mul­ti-die archi­tec­tu­re for x86 ser­ver CPU cores
  • 14-nm Through­put Tech­no­lo­gy – I/O, memo­ry access and secu­ri­ty fea­tures
  • x86 Com­pa­ti­bi­li­ty – Run all your favo­ri­te code wit­hout spe­cial code chan­ge

High­ly-Den­se Com­pu­ting – More cores than “Nap­les” with dou­ble the core count and thread count.

  • High Core & Thread Counts – High-per­for­mance from up to 64 cores and up to 128 threads per socket
  • More CPU Cache – Up to 256MB L3 cache per CPU (up from 64MB) – 4x more sha­red L3 cache that pre­vious ver­si­ons.
  • Impro­ved CPU Clock Speeds – Up to 3.1GHz (with Boost speeds up to 3.4GHz)

Supe­ri­or Memo­ry Band­width – Up to 208GB /sec of memo­ry band­width and DDR4-3200 sup­port.

  • PCIe® 4.0 Rea­dy – The only x86 ser­ver CPU to sup­port PCI-Express gen 4.0 – 2X the of gen 3.0 – to con­nect high-speed GPU’s or NVMe dri­ves.
  • Dou­ble the Through­put – 2X the I/O per­for­mance band­width of pre­vious-genera­ti­on CPUs from 128 lanes of PCIe® 4.0 con­nec­tivi­ty

Secu­re by Design – Pro­tect vir­tu­al and cloud infra­st­ruc­tu­re by with next-gen secu­ri­ty in pro­ces­sor archi­tec­tu­re.

  • Embed­ded Secu­ri­ty Pro­tec­tion – Defend your CPU, app­li­ca­ti­ons, and data
  • Per­va­si­ve Encryp­ti­on – Safe­guard vir­tua­li­zed envi­ron­ments with AMD Secu­re
  • Encryp­ted Vir­tua­li­za­ti­on on up to 500 VMs per ser­ver

Best Per­for­mance for Value – Best-in-class per­for­mance in sin­gle-socket ser­vers ver­sus com­pa­ra­ble dual-socket Intel sys­tems.

  • 2X the Per­for­mance with up 64 cores – With up to 64 cores, AMD EPYC™ deli­vers up to 2X the per­for­mance of com­pe­ting x86 ser­ver CPUs
  • More Ener­gy-Effi­ci­ent – 7nm tech­no­lo­gy redu­ces the size of each CPU core to enjoy the same core-per­for­mance with rough­ly-half the ener­gy con­sump­ti­on

We’re exci­ted and thank­ful to have Pogo Linux sup­por­ting the launch of AMD EPYC™ 7002 Series Pro­ces­sors,” said Scott Aylor, cor­po­ra­te vice pre­si­dent and gene­ral mana­ger, Dat­a­cen­ter Solu­ti­ons Group, AMD. “Their Atlas EPYC™ based solu­ti­ons are poi­sed to deli­ver a new stan­dard for modern dat­a­cen­ter custo­mers. With twice the cores, bre­akth­rough per­for­mance and embed­ded secu­ri­ty pro­tec­tion, all deli­ve­r­ed by a lea­dership archi­tec­tu­re, custo­mers can trans­form their dat­a­cen­ter ope­ra­ti­ons at the pace of their busi­ness.”

Pogo Linux has a long histo­ry of buil­ding sys­tems fea­turing AMD pro­ces­sors going back to the first Ath­lon and Opte­ron pro­ces­sors,” said Chris Ste­ven­son, VP Sales & Pro­duct Deve­lop­ment for Pogo Linux. “Our custo­mers have been asking for upgrades to their exis­ting AMD sys­tems and the new EPYC™ pro­ces­sors are a huge leap for­ward. The high core counts and lar­ge memo­ry capa­bi­li­ties enab­le us to build com­pu­te-den­se Atlas ser­ver designs for HPC and Inter­net custo­mers with app­li­ca­ti­ons requi­ring it for key tasks and caches.”

The rede­si­gned Pogo Linux Atlas ser­vers inclu­de four 1U models with sin­gle-socket or dual-socket opti­ons, and two 2U models with dual-socket sys­tem con­fi­gu­ra­ti­ons. The pri­ce for the 1U models is around $1,800, while the 2U models start at $2,800. All are stan­dard rack­mount chas­sis form-fac­tors and are avail­ab­le now. The full pro­duct line of Atlas AMD EPYC™ ser­ver sys­tems can be found at https://www.pogolinux.com/products/amd-epyc-servers

About Atlas Ser­ver Sys­tems
The Pogo Linux Atlas pro­duct line of AMD ser­vers are desi­gned to meet the high-per­for­mance com­pu­ting (HPC), embed­ded secu­ri­ty, and per­for­mance value to address modern data cen­ter workloads. Fea­turing 2nd-genera­ti­on AMD EPYC™ pro­ces­sors, Atlas ser­vers enab­le high­ly-den­se com­pu­ting with sup­port for up to 64 high-per­for­mance cores and up to 128 threads per socket. The Atlas ser­ver family’s ‘secu­re by design’ CPU archi­tec­tu­re with embed­ded secu­ri­ty and per­va­si­ve encryp­ti­on pro­tec­ts the CPU, data and app­li­ca­ti­ons, inclu­ding up to 500 vir­tu­al machi­nes. Expe­ri­ence excep­tio­nal per­for­mance for value from dou­ble the core and thread counts which means a sin­gle-socket Atlas AMD EPYC™ ser­ver exceeds the per­for­mance-per-socket of a com­pa­ra­ble lega­cy dual-socket ser­ver. All Atlas ser­ver sys­tems inclu­de pre-instal­led com­mer­ci­al or free Linux dis­tri­bu­ti­on ope­ra­ting sys­tems and come with a three-year war­ran­ty.

About Pogo Linux

From a sin­gle sys­tem to an ent­i­re dat­a­cen­ter, Pogo Linux has pro­vi­ded ser­vers, work­sta­tions, and sto­rage solu­ti­ons to uni­ver­si­ties, cor­po­ra­ti­ons, and government insti­tu­ti­ons for over 20 years. With a focus on custom con­fi­gu­ra­ti­ons, cut­ting-edge tech­no­lo­gies, and excep­tio­nal sup­port, Pogo has been a trusted advi­sor to the IT and Open Source com­mu­nities sin­ce 1999. To learn more, visit http://www.pogolinux.com and fol­low us on Twit­ter.