IBM Cloud Selects 3rd Gen AMD EPYC‚ĄĘ Processors for New Bare Metal Offering for Compute-Intensive Workloads

SANTA CLARA, Calif. ‚ÄĒ 11/10/2021- AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) announ¬≠ced today that IBM Cloud has cho¬≠sen 3rd Gen AMD EPYC‚ĄĘ pro¬≠ces¬≠sors to expand its bare metal ser¬≠vice offe¬≠rings desi¬≠gned to power cus¬≠to¬≠mers‚Äô deman¬≠ding workloads and solu¬≠ti¬≠ons. The new ser¬≠vers, fea¬≠turing 128 cores, up to 4TB of memo¬≠ry and 10 NVMe dri¬≠ves per ser¬≠ver, give users full access to high-end, dual-socket per¬≠for¬≠mance with AMD EPYC 7763 pro¬≠ces¬≠sors; a first for IBM Cloud in a dual-socket platform.

‚ÄúOur cus¬≠to¬≠mers have a high demand for com¬≠pu¬≠ting pro¬≠ces¬≠sing power and the new 3rd Gen AMD EPYC pro¬≠ces¬≠sors pro¬≠vi¬≠de the high levels of per¬≠for¬≠mance and sca¬≠la¬≠bi¬≠li¬≠ty we were loo¬≠king for,‚ÄĚ said Suresh Gopa¬≠l¬≠a¬≠krish¬≠n¬≠an, vice pre¬≠si¬≠dent, IBM Cloud. ‚ÄúOur col¬≠la¬≠bo¬≠ra¬≠ti¬≠on with AMD has hel¬≠ped us deli¬≠ver our hig¬≠hest core counts and band¬≠width ever available for IBM Cloud cus¬≠to¬≠mers, to offer top mar¬≠ket per¬≠for¬≠mance for today and tomorrow‚Äôs deman¬≠ding workloads.‚ÄĚ

‚ÄúIBM Cloud cus¬≠to¬≠mers regu¬≠lar¬≠ly run¬≠ning com¬≠pu¬≠te-inten¬≠si¬≠ve workloads can see an imme¬≠dia¬≠te bene¬≠fit to speed and sca¬≠la¬≠bi¬≠li¬≠ty by upgrading to 3rd Gen AMD EPYC pro¬≠ces¬≠sors, while hel¬≠ping to deli¬≠ver a secu¬≠re expe¬≠ri¬≠ence for end-users,‚ÄĚ said Lynn Comp, cor¬≠po¬≠ra¬≠te vice pre¬≠si¬≠dent, Cloud Busi¬≠ness Group, AMD. ‚ÄúOur con¬≠tin¬≠ued col¬≠la¬≠bo¬≠ra¬≠ti¬≠on with IBM Cloud is fur¬≠ther vali¬≠da¬≠ti¬≠on of the strong stan¬≠ding AMD holds in the mar¬≠ket as we deli¬≠ver topli¬≠ne solu¬≠ti¬≠ons that pro¬≠mo¬≠te a seam¬≠less expe¬≠ri¬≠ence for cloud part¬≠ners and their customers.‚ÄĚ

The com¬≠bi¬≠na¬≠ti¬≠on of IBM Cloud Bare Metal Ser¬≠vers with the AMD EPYC 7763 pro¬≠ces¬≠sor is desi¬≠gned for cus¬≠to¬≠mers see¬≠king a diver¬≠se set of workloads inclu¬≠ding, com¬≠pu¬≠te-inten¬≠si¬≠ve workloads, vir¬≠tua¬≠li¬≠zed envi¬≠ron¬≠ments, lar¬≠ge-sca¬≠le data¬≠ba¬≠ses, and more. In addi¬≠ti¬≠on, the bare metal ser¬≠vers are ide¬≠al for hos¬≠ting mas¬≠si¬≠ve mul¬≠ti¬≠play¬≠er online (MMO) gam¬≠ing envi¬≠ron¬≠ments. Hos¬≠ting com¬≠pa¬≠nies can achie¬≠ve the low laten¬≠cy, high-per¬≠for¬≠mance pro¬≠ces¬≠sing and memo¬≠ry and gene¬≠rous band¬≠width neces¬≠sa¬≠ry for a relia¬≠ble, respon¬≠si¬≠ve platform.

The AMD EPYC 7763 dual-socket bare metal ser­ver offe­ring at IBM Cloud includes:

  • 128 CPU cores per server
  • Maxi¬≠mum boosts up to 3.5 GHz (base 2.45 GHz)1
  • Sup¬≠port for eight memo¬≠ry chan¬≠nels per socket with up to 4 TB RAM
  • Maxi¬≠mum 20 TB of bandwidth
  • Advan¬≠ced memo¬≠ry encryp¬≠ti¬≠on enab¬≠ling a secu¬≠re boot process
  • Sup¬≠ports two 10 GbE NICs

AMD EPYC 7763 pro¬≠ces¬≠sor-powered IBM Cloud Bare Metal Ser¬≠vers are now available from the IBM Cloud catalog.

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  1. Max boost for AMD EPYC pro­ces­sors is the maxi­mum fre­quen­cy achie­va­ble by any sin­gle core on the pro­ces­sor under nor­mal ope­ra­ting con­di­ti­ons for ser­ver sys­tems. EPYC-18