As part of the European launch of AMD EPYC 7002 series in Rome, the company is launching an even faster chip than we reviewed a month an a half ago in our AMD EPYC 7002 Series Rome Delivers a Knockout piece. Also, we spotted that Supermicro will have its Ultra and GPU compute servers using the new Rome chips.
AMD EPYC 7H12 the 64 Core 280W TDP Monster
The AMD EPYC 7742 is the top core count socketed CPU you can buy today, but there is something bigger on the horizon. The AMD EPYC 7H12 is a 64 core and 128 thread CPU with a 2.6GHz base and 3.3GHz max boost clock.
With a 280W TDP, it is designed to be a high-performance computing part. That 280W TDP requires extra cooling since it is not easily cooled in traditional servers. Atos has signed on to be a launch partner.
Atos says that the AMD EPYC 7H12 is getting around 4.2 TFLOPS in Linpack or about 11% higher than the AMD EPYC 7742. For HPC customers, the higher power consumption is offset by the higher performance per node.
The Supermicro AMD EPYC GPU Server
Ever since the original AMD EPYC 7001 launch in 2017, we have had readers asking about when a Supermicro GPU server will come out. At the AMD EMEA launch, this slide was shown:
The left-hand side systems we covered in New Supermicro AMD EPYC 7002 Platform Innovation. On the right-hand side we have two of the company’s Ultra servers on the bottom. The top-right system is one of the Supermicro 4U GPU servers that we saw in DeepLearning10 and DeepLearning11. It looks like the ask of our readers for a competitor to the Xeon offerings is just around the corner.
At STH, we have some in-depth coverage. We are putting everything in our new AMD EPYC 7002 Series Coverage at STH Road to Rome Hub which saw the AMD EPYC 7302P review added yesterday and will have another system review online later this week. We have a detailed analysis of where AMD now stands, and are going into the individual market segments to show more head-to-head competition. The AMD EPYC 7H12 extends the per socket performance lead albeit requiring custom-designed cooling systems.