AMD turned in the best quarter that we can remember, and is now firmly in place as the gadfly counterbalance to the former hegemony of Intel. And that is good for everyone who buys a game console, a PC, an edge device, and a server. And the game is only going to get more interesting with Intel getting its chip together and preparing for a long battle with AMD and other XPU usurpers in chip design and as well as Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp in chip etching and packaging.
We do get some hints, however. Lisa Su, AMD’s president and chief executive officer, said that AMD’s datacenter business – at this point meaning Epyc CPUs and Instinct GPU accelerators – comprised more than 20 percent of the company’s overall sales, and the big driver in this quarter was not just second generation “Rome” Epyc 7002 and third generation “Milan” Epyc 7003 server chips – Rome is still outselling Milan, but the crossover is coming in the third quarter of this year – but the Radeon Instinct M100 GPU accelerators launched last fall. The datacenter GPU business more than doubled from a year ago, according to Su, and AMD expects it to continue to grow in the second half of the year as the 1.5 exaflops “Frontier” supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in the United States, the as-yet-unnamed pre-exascale system at Pawsey Supercomputing Center in Australia, and the Lumi pre-exascale system in Finland all get their Radeon Instinct motors installed.
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3rd Gen AMD EPYC™ processors raise the bar once more for workload performance, with up to 19% more instructions per clock (IPC)1. No matter the job, you can drive faster time to results, provide more and better data for decisions, and achieve better business outcomes. With our leadership approach, the world’s highest performance server CPU, AMD EPYC 7763,2 and AMD Infinity Architecture deliver innovation —up to 32MB of L3 cache per core, synchronized fabric and memory clock speeds designed for improved performance, plus hardware and virtual security features to help safeguard your business—right out of the box
Join CEO Dr. Lisa Su, CTO Mark Papermaster, Senior VP and GM of Datacenter and Embedded Solutions Business Group, Forrest Norrod, Senior VP and GM of Server Business Unit, Dan McNamara, and appearances by industry-leading data center strategic partners and customers in this digital launch of the 3rd Gen AMD EPYC™ Processors.
00:00 – Intro 01:00 – Introducing 3rd Gen AMD EPYC 07:48 – “Zen 3” Architecture for Data Center 15:24 – 3rd Gen AMD EPYC Portfolio & Performance: 20:44 – HPC Performance Leadership & Exascale Computing 25:44 – Powering the Most Important Cloud Services 35:54 – Accelerating Enterprise Workloads 40:42 – AMD EPYC Solution Ecosystem 49:22 – Conclusion
AMD has today launched a new EPYC processor designed for the data center industry, cloud, and enterprise customers. The AMD EPYC 7003 Series central processing units (CPUs) include up to 64 Zen 3 cores per processor, and also include the EPYC 7763 server processor for a performance and per-core cache memory boost. The 7003 series also includes PCIe 4 connectivity and eight memory channels per processor.
Security features include AMD Infinity Guard and a new feature called Secure Encrypted Virtualization-Secure Nested Paging (SEV-SNP). This adds memory integrity protection capabilities to create an isolated execution environment. This can help to prevent hypervisor-based attacks.
According to AMD, cloud providers can leverage the 7003 Series’ high core density, security features, and improved integer performance. Further, high performance computing (HPC) customers can leverage the 7003 series’ faster time to recovery due to more I/O and memory throughput, and the Zen 3 cores.
Step 1: Turn off swap
Turn off swap to prevent accidental swapping. Do not that disabling swap without sufficient memory can have undesired effects
Step 2: Turn off NUMA balancing
NUMA balancing can have undesired effects and since it is possible to bind the ranks and memory in HPC, this setting is not needed
echo 0 > /proc/sys/kernel/numa_balancing
Step 3: Disable ASLR (Address Space Layout Ranomization) is a security feature used to prevent the exploitation of memory vulnerabilities
echo 0 > /proc/sys/kernel/randomize_va_space
Step 4: Set CPU governor to performance and disable cc6. Setting the CPU perfomance to governor to perfomrnaces ensures max performances at all times. Disabling cc6 ensures that deeper CPU sleep states are not entered.
cpupower frequency-set -g performance
Setting cpu: 0
Setting cpu: 1
cpupower idle-set -d 2
Idlestate 2 disabled on CPU 0
Idlestate 2 disabled on CPU 1
Idlestate 2 disabled on CPU 2