As part of the recent launch, Tyan is adding support for the new AMD EPYC 7003 series codenamed “Milan”. The AMD EPYC 7003 series is a BIOS-compatible with the AMD EPYC 7002 series. As a result, those platforms that were built for the AMD EPYC 7002 series can be upgraded to take a new CPU. That is the strategy that Tyan is taking with many of its EPYC 7003 platforms and it has been adding platforms to take advantage of some unique configuration possibilities as well.
Tyan Transport CX GC68-B8036-LE 1U 1P Platform
The first Tyan system review we are going to do in the Milan generation is the Tyan Transport CX GC68-B8036-LE which is a 1U single-socket platform. A number of the Tyan systems we have looked at thus far are dual-socket nodes which in this generation will get a significant performance bump. Part of this generation’s performance bump is that one can consolidate from dual 1st/ 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable SKUs to a single AMD EPYC SKU. For this AMD has the P-series parts that are discounted specifically for this type of server and consolidation strategy. This is important as AMD’s “low-end” strategy is essentially to push the consolidation of two low-end dual CPU sockets into the single socket market.
Tyan’s solution furthers this as a cost-optimized solution with de-populated connectors along the side opposite the power supplies. This helps reduce costs when they are unnecessary in the system. At the same time, it still offers sixteen DIMM slots and 8-channel memory support. For those upgrading Xeon E5 era systems, one can get the same or more cores and have the same number of memory in Tyan’s single-socket platform. Stay tuned for this review coming soon.
Other STH AMD EPYC platforms we have reviewed are:
- Tyan Transport SX TS65-B8253 2U AMD EPYC Storage Server Review
- Tyan Transport HX TS75-B8252 Review Dual AMD EPYC PCIe Gen4
- Tyan Transport SX TS65A-B8036 2U 28-bay AMD EPYC Server Review
Many of Tyan’s servers utilize the same motherboards as we reviewed so one can expect those other platforms to get a Milan update as well.
In this generation, there are a few interesting trends. AMD is greatly expanding per-socket performance while also utilizing the same systems as the AMD EPYC 7002 Series “Rome”. That means ecosystems such as Tyan’s have had time in the market to mature and expand. If we contrast this to the new Ice Lake Xeon platforms which will be new for this generation and only have one series of processors before the Sapphire Rapids generation next year.
Stay tuned for more Tyan server reviews on STH.