Finland plant AMD Epyc Rome 200.000-core supercomputer
The Finnish IT Center for Science (CSC) has announced that they will build a supercomputer around 3,125 AMD 64-core Epyc Rome processors. This gives a total of 200,000 cores with a peak performance of 6.4 petaflops. The supercomputer is part of a two-stage plan.
The first phase of the plan is a Bull... Read more
TSMC inaugurates IBM and challenges Intel within data center segment
Chip manufacturer TSMC is about to receive a major order from IBM. These are specifically premium server chips for their latest mainframes. Together with AMD, TSMC wants to give smart Intel the edge with its 7 nm chips.
Intel today supplies 96 percent of the chips in data center servers according to... Read more
Investigators find seven new Meltdown and Spectre attacks
A team of nine investigators claims to have detected seven new CPU attacks. The attacks affect AMD, ARM and Intel CPUs at various levels. Two of the attacks appear to be variations of Meltdown, the other five are variations of Spectre. That's what ZDNet reports.
Meltdown and Spectre were unveiled a... Read more
AMD shows Epyc Rome with radical design and strong performance gains
AMD is enjoying Intel's loss of momentum to get back on track. With the Epyc server chips, it breaks the Xeon hegemony of Intel and Epyc Rome promises a big step forward to reassure doubters.
AMD has revealed new details about Epyc Rome (Zen 2 architecture), the new server chips that are baked for ... Read more
Intel processors face new side-channel vulnerability
Intel processors are facing a new vulnerability. This enables attackers to leak encrypted data from the CPU's internal processes. The vulnerability was named PortSmash and was discovered by a team of five academics from Finland and Cuba.
The researchers state that every CPU is designed with a Simult... Read more
Oracle introduces AMD EPYC based instances in public cloud
Oracle now offers cloud instances with AMD EPYC processors via its Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). The company announced this during Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco.
According to Oracle, Epyc-based bodies are suitable for general workloads, in addition to Oracle applications such as E-Business Suite,... Read more
AMD launches first 7 nm hardware this year via TSMC
Last month, Nvidia dominated the news, but AMD now wants attention too. They announce that the world's first 7 nm CPU will be launched this year. In 2019, several other 7 nm hardware baked by TSMC will follow.
AMD has announced in an official announcement that later this year it will place the world... Read more