AMD EPYC CPUs Powering Microsoft’s Global Cloud Services
AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) just announced that the first public global cloud instances powered by the monster AMD EPYC processor are made. The “Famous” client of AMD is Microsoft. Microsoft Azure has implemented AMD EPYC processors in its datacenters and servers in advance “for its latest L-Series of Virtual Machines (VM) for storage optimized workloads.” The Lv2 VM family will take advantage of the high-core count that goes up to 32 cores and connectivity support of the AMD EPYC CPUs.
“We’re welcoming AMD’s new EPYC processor to Microsoft Azure with the next generation of our L-Series Virtual Machines. The new Lv2-Series are High I/O, dense storage offerings which make EPYC perfect for Azure customers1 demanding workloads. We’ve enjoyed a deep collaboration with AMD on our next generation open source cloud hardware design called Microsoft‘s Project Olympus. We think Project Olympus will be the basis for future innovation between Microsoft and AMD, and we look forward to adding more instance types in the future benefiting from the core density, memory bandwidth and I/O capabilities of AMD EPYC processors.” Corey Sanders, director of compute, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Corp, said.
The Lv2-series are made by EPYC 7000 cpu platforms from AMD. The Lv2-Series instances run on the AMD EPYC 7551 processor, with a base core frequency of 2.0 GHz to turbo frequency of 3.0 GHz. With support for 128 lanes of PCIe connections per cpu. AMD provides over 33 percent more connectivity than available two-socket solutions. The specs of the AMD EPY 7551 are: Specifications # of CPU Cores: 32, # of Threads : 64, Base Clock Speed 2GHz, Max Turbo Core Speed : 3GHz, All Core Boost Speed : 2.55GHz, Total L3 Cache : 64MB, Default TDP / TDP 180W.
“We are extremely excited to be partnering with Microsoft Azure to bring the power of AMD EPYC processors into their datacenter,” said Scott Aylor, corporate vice president and general manager of Enterprise Solutions.
“There is tremendous opportunity for users to tap into the capabilities we can deliver across storage and other workloads through the combination of AMD EPYC processors on Azure. We look forward to the continued close collaboration with Microsoft Azure on future instances throughout 2018.” said Scott Aylor, corporate vice president and general manager of Enterprise Solutions.
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