Cloudflare upgrades its Intel Xeon servers to AMD EPYC

The renowned Internet services company Cloudfare has updated its “Gen 9” servers based on Intel Xeon to new “Gen X” servers based on AMD EPYC, another major achievement for the Reds, who are gradually expanding the market in the field of servers.

Cloudflare upgrades its Intel Xeon servers to AMD EPYC

Instead of two Intel Xeons, Cloudfare now uses a single EPYC with 48 cores and 96 wires, as well as 256GB of DDR4-2933 memory on the octa channel and high-speed NVME memory.

These were his reasons for choosing AMD for Cloudfare:

We chose the AMD EPYC 7642 processor in a single socket configuration for Gen X. This CPU has 48 cores (96 threads), a base frequency of 2.4 GHz and 256 MB L3 cache. Its TDP (225W) may seem high, but it is lower than the combined TDP in our Gen 9 servers, and we prefer the performance of this CPU over lower performance variants. Although AMD offers higher core options with 64 cores, the performance improvements were not convincing enough for our software suite and its use.

It’s always good to see competition in the marketplace because it makes brands work harder to deliver better products at a more competitive price, which benefits users much more than when there is only one competitor, as was the case a few years ago.

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Source: TechPowerUp