AMD’s 2nd Gen EPYC CPUs Power New Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Compute E3 Platform


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AMD recently announced that its 2nd Generation EPYC processors are powering the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Compute E3 platform.

Utilizing the AMD EPYC 7742 processor, the Oracle Cloud E3 standard and the bare metal compute instances are available today and leverage key features of the 2nd Generation AMD EPYC processors which include:

  • Class-leading memory bandwidth
  • The highest core count for an x86 data center processor

These enable the platform to be well-suited for both general purpose and high bandwidth workloads like big data analytics, memory intense workloads, as well as Oracle business applications.

Enabling High Performance Cloud Computing at Oracle

By using the AMD EPYC 7742 processor, Oracle Cloud E3 platform can deliver even more computing performance capabilities to their growing cloud customer base, including:

  • The ability to launch higher core count VMs, which now includes VMs up to 64 cores, each including simultaneous multithreading, and bare metal instances up to 128 cores.
  • A high memory-to-core ratio for memory-intensive workloads. E3 platform customers get 16GB of memory per core – double the ratio of the current AMD EPYC processor E2 platform.

The Oracle Cloud E3 instances are currently available in US East (Ashburn), US West (Phoenix), Germany Central (Frankfurt), and Japan East (Tokyo). Within a quarter from launch, Oracle aims to have the E3 platform widely available in all its commercial regions.

Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.

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