2 nd Gen AMD EPYC™ Processors Set New Standard for the Modern Datacenter with Record-Breaking Performance and Significant TCO Savings

At a launch event today, AMD (NASDAQ: AMD)
was joined by an expansive ecosystem of datacenter partners and customers to introduce the
2 nd Generation AMD EPYC™ family of processors that deliver performance leadership across a
broad number of enterprise, cloud and high-performance computing (HPC) workloads. 2 nd Gen
AMD EPYC™ processors feature up to 64 “Zen 2” cores in leading-edge 7nm process
technology to deliver record-setting performance while helping reduce total cost of ownership
(TCO) by up to 50% across numerous workloads 4 . At the event, Google and Twitter announced
new 2 nd Gen AMD EPYC processor deployments and HPE and Lenovo announced immediate
availability of new platforms.
“Today, we set a new standard for the modern datacenter with the launch of our 2 nd Gen
AMD EPYC processors that deliver record-setting performance and significantly lower total cost
of ownership across a broad set of workloads,” said Dr. Lisa Su, president and CEO, AMD.
“Adoption of our new leadership server processors is accelerating with multiple new enterprise,
cloud and HPC customers choosing EPYC processors to meet their most demanding server
computing needs.”

2 nd Gen EPYC Processors Expand the AMD Datacenter Customer and Partner Ecosystem
At the launch event, several customers and partners joined AMD on stage to discuss new
AMD EPYC processor offerings:

 Google announced it has deployed 2 nd Gen AMD EPYC processors in its internal
infrastructure production datacenter environment and in late 2019 will support new
general-purpose machines powered by 2 nd Gen AMD EPYC processors on Google
Cloud Compute Engine as well;
 Twitter announced it will deploy 2 nd Gen AMD EPYC processors across its datacenter
infrastructure later this year, reducing TCO by 25%;
 Microsoft announced the preview of new Azure virtual machines for general purpose
applications, as well as limited previews of cloud-based remote desktops and HPC
workloads based on 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processors today;
 HPE announced continued support of the AMD EPYC processor family with plans to
triple their AMD-based portfolio with a broad range of 2nd Gen AMD EPYC
processor-based systems, including the HPE ProLiant DL385 and HPE ProLiant
DL325 servers;
 Cray announced The Air Force Weather Agency will be using a Cray Shasta system
with 2 nd Gen AMD EPYC processors to provide comprehensive terrestrial and space
weather information to the U.S. Air Force and Army;
 Lenovo announced new solutions that are specifically built to take advantage of the
full range of enhanced capabilities found in the 2 nd Gen AMD EPYC processors.
Available today, the ThinkSystem SR655 and SR635 are ideal solutions for use
cases such as video infrastructure, virtualization, software-defined storage and more,
with exceptional energy efficiency;
 Dell announced the upcoming availability of newly designed servers optimized for 2 nd
Gen AMD EPYC processors;
 VMware and AMD announced a close collaboration to deliver support for new
security and other features of the high-performance 2 nd Gen AMD EPYC processors
within VMware vSphere.
“AMD 2 nd Gen EPYC processors will help us continue to do what we do best in our
datacenters: innovate,” said Bart Sano, Google vice president of Engineering. “Its scalable
compute, memory and I/O performance will expand our ability to drive innovation forward in our
infrastructure and will give Google Cloud customers the flexibility to choose the best VM for their
workloads.”

Designed for Modern Workloads: Enterprise, Cloud and HPC

Second Gen AMD EPYC™ processors are specifically designed for modern datacenter
workloads, providing customers an ideal combination of features to help unlock performance
and redefine economics in virtualization, cloud, HPC and enterprise applications.
For the enterprise datacenter, 2 nd Gen AMD EPYC processors offer up to 83% better Java
application performance 5 , up to 43% better SAP SD 2 Tier performance 6 than the competition
and provide world record performance on Real Time Analytics with Hadoop 7 .
For modern cloud and virtualization workloads, 2 nd Gen AMD EPYC processors deliver world
record virtualization 8 performance that redefines datacenter economics.
For HPC, 2 nd Gen AMD EPYC processors offer an unmatched combination of record-setting
floating point performance 9 and the most DRAM memory 10 and I/O bandwidth in its class to
supercharge HPC workloads, including up to 2x better performance in computational fluid
dynamics 11 and up to 72% higher performance structural analysis 12 .

AMD Design Innovation Brings Breakthrough Architecture for the Datacenter
The 2 nd Gen AMD EPYC processor combines leadership performance, architecture and
security features to meet the most demanding challenges facing the datacenter. Highlights of
the AMD EPYC 7002 generation processor family include:

 Leadership Performance: Featuring up to 64 “Zen 2” cores per SOC, 2 nd Gen
EPYC processors deliver up to 23% more instructions per clock (IPC) per core
on server workloads 13 and up to 4X more L3 Cache compared to the previous
generation.
 Leadership Architecture: The next-generation AMD Infinity Architecture pushes
the boundaries for x86 performance and compute capabilities, giving customers
access to the most I/O 14 and memory bandwidth 15 in its class, including PCIe
Generation 4, to unleash the very latest in server performance.
 Leadership Security Features: Delivering “hardened at the core” features
based on a silicon embedded security subsystem and advanced security features
like Secure Memory Encryption and Secure Encrypted Virtualization that help
customers guard their most important assets and data.

A Growing Partner Ecosystem
The AMD EPYC ecosystem continues to grow with more than 60 partners supporting the
launch on day one. The broad partner ecosystem including ODMs like Gigabyte and QCT, IHVs
like Broadcom, Micron and Xilinx, and broad operating system support including Microsoft and

multiple Linux distributions. For Linux Canonical, RedHat and SUSE collaborated with AMD to
test and validate solutions based on the 2 nd Gen AMD EPYC processors for a wide range of
datacenter use cases. This validation helped the 2 nd Gen AMD EPYC processor achieve more
than 2X platforms in development compared to the 1st Gen EPYC processors.
You can read more about the expanding AMD EPYC ecosystem and the 2 nd Gen AMD
EPYC processor here at the AMD blog.
The 2 nd Gen AMD EPYC processor-based systems are available now from the AMD EPYC
ecosystem partners. Learn more about where to purchase those systems here.

Supporting Partner and Customer Quotes
“Twitter is committed to reducing our environmental impact of our datacenters by finding
innovative ways to increase efficiency. The 2 nd Gen AMD EPYC processor provides us the
sweet spot of performance and energy consumption that we need to honor that commitment,
while supporting the high traffic volume on our platform,” Jennifer Fraser, senior director of
Engineering at Twitter. “Using the AMD EPYC 7702 processor we can scale out our compute
clusters with more cores in less space using less power, which translates to a 25% lower TCO
for Twitter.”
“Customers today are asking for secure, workload-optimized servers that can drive new
experiences and value for their customers,” said Justin Hotard, senior vice president and
general manager, Volume Global Business Unit at HPE. “With the addition of new 2 nd Gen AMD
EPYC™-equipped servers to our portfolio, HPE delivers an unprecedented number of world-
record performance and efficiency results aligned to a wide range of cloud and datacenter
workloads, and unmatched security capabilities. We will continue to deliver innovative products
with AMD and look forward to building on our longstanding collaborative relationship.”
“As we enter a new era of computing, the exascale era, we’re seeing new workloads, new
infrastructure, a new way of thinking – and this requires capabilities and performance like we get
from our next-generation Shasta supercomputer combined with AMD EPYC processors,” said
Peter Ungaro, president and CEO at Cray. “Since Cray announced support for AMD processors
in our systems over a year ago, we’ve booked almost $800 million in AMD EPYC-based
systems. With the 2 nd Gen AMD EPYC processors connected via our new Slingshot system
interconnect, we’re able to deliver the performance our customers require for the exascale era.”
“Today, through our expanded relationship with AMD, we are pushing boundaries on
performance and efficiency in ways that will accelerate our customers’ intelligent transformation.
Our new ThinkSystem solutions, powered by next-generation AMD EPYC™ 7002 Series

processors, allow users to store and access huge amounts of data,” said Doug Fisher, chief
operating officer and senior vice president of Business Units, DCG Solutions, Lenovo. “The
greater storage, processing and graphics capabilities unlock the potential of enhanced video
security and other critical applications for edge and virtualized environments. A perfect example
is video security in smart city, campus and mass transit environments where public safety
organizations need that additional computing power in confined spaces using less energy so
they can better monitor and analyze potential threats.”
“As workloads become more demanding and complex, Dell Technologies is focused on
helping organizations succeed in dynamic environments using innovative and industry-leading
server designs,” said Ravi Pendekanti, senior vice president of product management, Server &
Infrastructure Systems, Dell Technologies. “Through close collaboration with AMD, we are
addressing the demands of traditional, virtualized, hybrid and multi-cloud workloads with a
broad portfolio of PowerEdge servers, including newly designed servers optimized for 2 nd
Generation AMD EPYC processors.”
“VMware and AMD’s ongoing engineering collaboration is focused on delivering optimal
application performance and security for our mutual customers,” said Krish Prasad, senior vice
president and general manager, Cloud Platform Business Unit, VMware. “We both see the value
in driving security deeper into the infrastructure especially as modern IT infrastructure becomes
more distributed. The Secure Encrypted Virtualization feature in the 2 nd Gen AMD EPYC
processor will help protect customers’ critical data across the multi-site datacenter fabric.
Combined with AMD’s legendary processor performance, we expect our mutual customers will
be able to gain efficiencies and security capabilities to power their workloads.”

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