Higher clock rates, more cores and larger onboard memory caches are some of the traditional areas of improvement for generational CPU upgrades. Performance improvements are almost a given with a new generation CPU. Increasingly, howeer, the more difficult challenges for data centers and performance-intensive computing are energy efficiency and managing heat. Energy costs have spiked in many parts of the world and “performance per watt” is what many companies are looking for. AMD’s 4th-gen EPYC™ CPU runs a little hotter than its predecessor, but its performance gains far outpace the thermal rise, making for much greater performance per watt. It’s a trade-off that makes sense, especially for performance-intensive computing, such HPC and technical computing applications.
In addition to the energy efficiency and heat dissipation concerns, Dr. Su and Mr. Liang discuss the importance of the AMD EPYC™ roadmap. You’ll learn one or two nuances about AMD’s plans. SMC is ready with 15 products that leverage the Genoa, AMD’s fourth generation EPYC™ CPU. This under 15-minute video recorded on November 15, 2022, will bring you up to date on all things AMD EPYC™. Click the link to see the video: