Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) has announced two new additions to its 4th Gen EPYC CPU portfolio. The new processors, EPYC 97X4, are optimized for cloud native computing and are designed to meet the demands of cloud native workloads. The processors leverage the new “Zen 4c” core architecture, extending the EPYC 9004 Series and delivering enhanced thread density and scalability.
AMD has also announced 4th Gen EPYC processors with AMD 3D V-Cache technology, which are designed for demanding technical computing workloads. Forrest Norrod, executive vice president and general manager of AMD’s Data Center Solutions Business Group, highlighted the new CPUs’ capability to deliver performance, efficiency, and scalability in the data center.
The EPYC 97X4 processors, featuring up to 128 cores, are claimed to deliver up to 3.7x throughput performance for cloud native workloads. Additionally, the 4th Gen AMD EPYC processors with “Zen 4c” cores reportedly provide up to 2.7x better energy efficiency and can support up to 3x more containers per server.
At the “Data Center and AI Technology Premiere”, Meta representatives discussed the suitability of these processors for applications like Instagram and WhatsApp.
For technical computing tasks, the 4th Gen AMD EPYC processors with AMD 3D V-Cache are designed to handle workloads such as computational fluid dynamics, finite element analysis, electronic design automation, and structural analysis. These processors offer up to 96 “Zen 4” cores and more than 1GB of L3 cache.
Microsoft also announced the general availability of Azure HBv4 and HX instances, powered by 4th Gen AMD EPYC processors with AMD 3D V-Cache. These new instances are claimed to deliver performance gains of up to 5x when compared to the previous generation HBv3 and can scale to hundreds of thousands of CPU cores.
The complete lineup of 4th Gen AMD EPYC processors is currently available and is compatible with existing AMD EPYC 9004 Series CPU-based systems.
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