AMD Makes EPYC Launch; Lenovo and IBM News from ISC

Episode 182: Addison Snell and Michael Feldman discuss AMD's launch of EPYC, plus news from IBM and Lenovo.

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Johann Peter Franz 1 year, 5 months ago

I think AMD is wise not to talk too much about Epyc right now. In the end (HPC) users need computers and not processors. And I'm not convinced that there will be a huge Epyc based product line-up from the large manufacturers very soon. They are busy with the new Skylake server platform. That's why (afaik) today the CL3150 of HPE is the only concrete Epyc based server that has been announced. And this is a machine for the Cloud. So, I think the whole Epyc business will need some more time. And I prefer that AMD take their time now. The Ryzen CPUs were launched in a hurry and that caused AMD, the computer manufacturers and the customers some trouble (i.e. “endless” firmware updates). We don't want this to happen again with the servers and workstations needed for serious work.

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Tyan 1 year, 5 months ago

Agreed, the noise will come soon enough, once momentum builds organically, and ecosystem is truly ready.

That said, HPE is not the only game in town coming out with EPYC servers.

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