AMD and Oracle collaborate to provide EPYC processor-based offering in the cloud

AMD EPYC based offering provides best-in-class price and performance advantage for Oracle cloud infrastructure customers

Cloud, Oracle, AMD

Chip designer AMD has unveiled the first AMD EPYC processor-based instance on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

With this announcement, Oracle becomes the largest public cloud provider to have a bare metal version on AMD EPYC processors.

According to the AMD, the AMD EPYC processor-based E series will lead with the bare metal, standard E2, available immediately as the first instance type within the Series.

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“With the launch of the AMD instance, Oracle has once again demonstrated that we are focused on getting the best value and performance to our customers,” said Clay Magouyrk, senior vice president, software development, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. “At greater than 269 GB/sec, the AMD EPYC platform3, offers the highest memory bandwidth of any public cloud instance. Combined with increased performance, these cost advantages help customers maximise their IT dollars as they make the move to the cloud.”

In addition to the bare metal offering, the release also features the one, two, four and eight core VM Shapes. The new offering takes advantage of the industry leading core count, memory bandwidth, I/O capability, as well as advanced security features that come with the AMD EPYC processor.

Forrest Norrod, senior vice president and general manager, Data Centre and Embedded Solutions Business Group, AMD, said: “We are delighted that Oracle is adding AMD EPYC processors to its cloud offerings. The EPYC processor provides more cores, more memory bandwidth, and outstanding stability. That translates into leadership TCO for cloud deployments. It is a perfect fit for Oracle customers running their business applications in the cloud.”

Norrod said AMD’s work with Oracle highlights how the EPYC processors’ unique design offers cloud users a significant price/performance advantage.

With 64 cores per server and up to 33% more memory channels than comparable x86 instances the Standard E2 instance is ideally suited for data analytics workloads that demand higher cores and memory bandwidth. Within the Hadoop ecosystem, AMD has partnerships with many of the leading providers including Cloudera, Hortonworks, MapR and Transwarp.

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