AMD 4th Gen AMD EPYC Processors Coming to Embedded Systems

This week, AMD announced the porting of its 4th generation AMD EPYC processors to embedded systems. Embedded EPYC processors based on the “Zen 4” architecture provide technologies and features for embedded networking, security/firewall and storage systems in cloud and enterprise computing, as well as industrial edge servers for factory floors, according to AMD. The AMD EPYC Embedded 9004 delivers worldclass performance and efficiency, advanced data protection features, and unmatched core scalability of the EPYC 9004 series server processor, and provides unique builtin benefits to help improve system reliability and longevity, including:

– Nontransparent bridging (NTB): Helps improve system reliability by allowing communication between two redundant CPUs.
– Nonvolatile dual inline memory module (NVDIMM1): NVDIMM is a hybrid memory consisting of volatile DRAM and nonvolatile flash memory that helps retain data after a system power failure or reset by storing the contents of the DRAM in flash memory.
– Dual Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI): Provides support for two external ROMs for secure boot.
– Availability: Planned availability for up to 7 years to meet builtin durability and support requirements.

AMD EPYC Processors

“Built on the 5nm ‘Zen 4’ core, the processors combine speed and performance to help reduce both total power costs and total cost of ownership. The series consists of 10 processor models with performance options from 16 to 96 cores and thermal design power profile (TDP) from 200W to 400W. Ideal for Embedded OEMs expanding their product portfolio with a wide range of performance and price options. The AMD EPYC Embedded 9004 series processors also include advanced security features that help minimize threats and maintain a secure computing environment from poweron to operation, making them wellsuited for applications that require enterpriseclass performance and security.”

EPYC 9004 Series

“Supporting enterprisegrade reliability, the AMD EPYC Embedded 9004 Series processors are designed for workloadheavy, alwayson embedded systems that require exceptional compute performance and I/O flexibility in a poweroptimized profile,” said Rajneesh Gaur, Corporate Vice President. and general manager of Embedded Solutions Group, AMD. “With the launch of the EPYC Embedded 9004 Series processors, we are bringing the power of data center computing to embedded networking, security, storage and industrial applications.”

“Siemens chose the AMD EPYC Embedded 9004 Series for our new highperformance data center class server because the processors provide reliable performance and energy efficiency, as well as uninterrupted operation in extreme temperatures, vibration, or electromagnetic fields. interference,” said Thibault de Assy, head of industrial computing at Siemens. “Thanks to AMD’s data center leadership, we’ve been able to bring its exceptional expertise to our industrialgrade products, where performance and efficiency are paramount. New processors will open up new opportunities for the industrial market.”

Source: AMD

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