Mellanox optimizes solutions for AMD EPYC processor-based datacenters

The AMD EPYC™ 7002 processor program is also perfect for innovative server-based storage solutions

Mellanox Technologies, a leading supplier of end-to-end smart interconnect solutions for data center servers, has reportedly announced that InfiniBand ConnectX® and Mellanox Ethernet smart adapter solutions have been optimized for delivering groundbreaking performance and scalability for the AMD EPYC™ 7002 Series processor-based compute & storage infrastructures.

Apparently, customers can augment their data center return on investment by leveraging the 2nd Gen AMD EPYC™ processors’ support of PCI Express 4.0, advanced structures, and four times peak FLOPS per-socket functioning over the AMD EPYC 7001 series processors.

According to Chief Technology Officer of Mellanox Technologies, Michael Kagan, the combination of Mellanox 200,100,50, and 25 Gigabit Ethernet and HDR 200 Gigabit InfiniBand adapters, PCI Express 4.0 reinforce in the second-generation AMD EPYC processor, offers artificial intelligence, high-performance computing, cloud and enterprise data centers the high data bandwidth they require for the highest compute and storage demanding applications.

By optimizing the smart acceleration engines for virtualization, In-Network Computing, security and storage, the company’s customers and partners can augment the performance capabilities of the novel second generation EPYC™ processor-based platforms.

Seemingly, with supreme PCI Express 4.0 connectivity, the AMD EPYC™ 7002 processor program is also perfect for innovative server-based storage solutions. The numerous PCI Express 4.0 lanes allows direct connectivity to 24 NVMe storage drives and along with Mellanox ConnectX 200 and 100 gigabit per second adapters and attain complete I/O throughout.

Corporate general manager and vice president, Datacenter Solutions Group at AMD, Scott Aylor stated that propelled by AMD’s history of datacenter innovation such as incorporating 7nm process technology, the very first x86 supplier to bolster PCIe 4.0, and inserted security features and the second-generation AMD EPYC Processors formed a new standard for the advanced datacenter.

By working mutually, both the companies can allow customers to transform their data center operations and provide the groundbreaking performance they require.

 

Source Credits: http://www.mellanox.com/page/press_release_item?id=2192