AMD Just Gave IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers an EPYC upgrade

AMD recently announced that it’s enhancing IBM Cloud’s global infrastructure with its 2nd generation EPYC processors. AMD’s EPYC 7642 processor now powers IBM‘s cloud portfolio giving the platform an increased computing performance required to power modern workplaces which demand modern workloads like analyzing big data, electronic design automation, AI and virtual machines.

2nd Gen AMD EPYC processors deliver where it counts for cloud providers, providing the cores, scalability, and throughput for critical workloads, we are extremely excited to extend the advantages of 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processors to new bare metal offerings at IBM Cloud, helping customers tackle today’s compute-intensive workloads.

Said Forrest Norrod, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Data Center and Embedded Solutions at AMD.

This upgrade comes just in time where the current pandemic situation brings to halt a lot of workflow of a lot of companies around the world. The bare metal servers are being made available in IBM Data Centers across North America, Europe and Asia Pacific regions. The AMD EPYC 7642-based servers can be ordered via IBM Cloud global catalogue portal, API or CLI and consumed in a monthly pay-as-you-use model.

The AMD EPYC 7642-based, dual socket bare metal server offering at IBM Cloud includes:

  • 96 CPU cores per platform
  • Base clock frequency of 2.3GHz with Max Boost of up to 3.3GHz
  • 8 memory channels per socket
  • Up to 4TB memory configuration support
  • Up to 24 local storage drives
  • OS choices of RHEL, CentOS, Ubuntu and MS Server
  • Monthly, pay-as-you-use billing

You can check the offerings and start configuring your own bare metal server at IBM Cloud.