AMD Announced High-Performance Computing Platform – “Naples” is EPYC

At AMD Financial Analyst Day 2017, company has unveiled their “Naples” Zen implementation. The balanced Zen core in its unrestrained, server-grade level has become EPYC, with AMD CEO Lisa Su showing the silicon in her hand. The new EPYC platform with its I/O performance improvements allows more GPU connecting to a CPU than any other platform, with up to 128 PCIe lanes being expected on these server-grade chips.

The Naples-based EPYC chips will carry up to 45% more cores, leveraging 122% greater memory bandwidth, and 60% more I/O bandwidth than the competing Intel’s solutions. AMD also promises a much-simplified machine intelligence architecture compared to Intel’s by fully integrating platform requirements in their EPYC processors.