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AMD Expands EPYC Availability, Introduces ROCm 1.7 With Tensor Flow Support

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AMD has been steadily increasing output and availability of their latest take on the server market with their EPYC CPUs. These are 32-core, 64-thread monsters that excel in delivering a better feature set in 1P configuration than even some of Intel's 2P setups, and reception for these AMD processors has been pretty warm as a result. The usage of an MCM design to create a 4-way cluster of small 8-core processor packages has allowed AMD to improve yields with minimum retooling and changes to its manufacturing lines, which in turn, has increased yields and profits for a company that sorely needed a a breakout product.

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And still no PowerEdge-options from Dell...
 
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And still no PowerEdge-options from Dell...
Dell sits on its hands with AMD, they used to be soly intel, so im pretty sure they will launch more intel and less amd
 
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And still no PowerEdge-options from Dell...
looks like i'm not the only one waiting for DELL...

funny thing their announcement stated "second half of 2017", well... we're practically at the end of the second half and no products in sight, hell not even an announcement of the product which is very worrisome.

i'm holding back some customers server buys because the EPYC servers will be much better bang per buck than the highway robbery intel charges for artificially gimped CPUs -let alone needing a 2-socket server when i can get away with a 2U single-socked EPYC-

i guess i'll wait for HPE to come up with a DL385 or DL185
 
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looks like i'm not the only one waiting for AMD...

funny thing their announcement stated "second half of 2017", well... we're practyically at the end of the second half and no products in sight, hell not even an announcement of the product which is very worrisome.

i'm holding back some customers server buys because the EPYC servers will be much better bang per buck than the highway robbery intel charges for artificially gimped CPUs -let alone needing a 2-socket server when i can get away with a 2U single-socked EPYC-

i guess i'll wait for HPE to come up with a DL385 or DL185
Indeed, we need new servers and we're just sitting and waiting for Dell to release their Epyc-variants. Our rep has no info to give so it kinda sucks.

HPE has burnt their bridges at our company so that's not happening unfortunately.
 
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Indeed, we need new servers and we're just sitting and waiting for Dell to release their Epyc-variants. Our rep has no info to give so it kinda sucks.

HPE has burnt their bridges at our company so that's not happening unfortunately.
well HPE has burnt a lot, i don't like selling HP servers as they come with "expiry date" since they started enforcing active warranty / support contracts to download firmware/software some years ago(a retarded move like no other), but i still have to sell something as a last resort if need be...

but i don't see Lenovo or Huawei with their EPYC lineup either.

what i'm worried about is how will Dell segment the lineup considering epyc is meant to kill 2-socket servers, so it makes no sense to release an epyc R345 (if they still use the XX5 to denote AMD) as en "entry level" when it's meant to replace bigger servers.

my wish is something like this: R445 as the "entry" level with only 1 socket 1DPC -skip the R345 it makes no sense for epyc-, R545 as 2U 1 socket 2DPC, R745 as 2U2S and R645 as the dense version with 2S 1DPC (maybe 2DPC if size fits)

i really really hope they release the R454 as a 2U1S server, it will be killer at that pricepoint
 
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Dell sits on its hands with AMD, they used to be soly intel, so im pretty sure they will launch more intel and less amd
There is a reason why they concentrated on Intel platforms.

And why would they want to build servers with AMD EPYC? Any good argument for that?