Having announced the new Ryzen 5000 series processors based on Zen 3 architecture, AMD showcased a substantial improvement in performance with some tweaks made to its already brilliant Zen 2 architecture.
Still using the 7nm node by TSMC, AMD will be bringing its new server CPUs next year itself and they did indeed confirm that while launching its M100 HPC accelerator. Dr Lisa Su assured its customers that EPYC Milan processors will be available to public in Q1 2021, aligned with OEM availability.
However, AMD also remains on track to begin volume shipments of the 3rd Gen EPYC processors with “Zen 3” core to select HPC and cloud customers this quarter in advance. The new AMD Instinct™ MI100 accelerator – the world’s fastest HPC GPU and the first x86 server GPU to surpass the 10 teraflops (FP64) performance barrier.
Built on the new AMD CDNA architecture, the AMD Instinct MI100 GPU enables a new class of accelerated systems for HPC and AI when paired with 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processors. Supported by new accelerated compute platforms from Dell, HPE, Gigabyte, and Supermicro, the MI100, combined with AMD EPYC CPUs and ROCm 4.0 software, is designed to propel new discoveries ahead of the exascale era.
“No two customers are the same in HPC, and AMD is providing a path to today’s most advanced technologies and capabilities that are critical to support their HPC work, from small clusters on-premise, to virtual machines in the cloud, all the way to exascale supercomputers,” said Forrest Norrod, senior vice president and general manager, Data Center and Embedded Solutions Business Group, AMD. “Combining AMD EPYC processors and Instinct accelerators with critical application software and development tools enables AMD to deliver leadership performance for HPC workloads.”
AMD is taking its server market very seriously, and now with both its CPUs & GPUs, looking to snatch Intel’s biggest market as well as NVIDIA’s. The revenue of Q4 2020 could be even more promising than its Q3 earnings, and in 2021, it can truly change the game with EPYC Milan CPUs.
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