AMD recently announced that IBM Cloud is enhancing its global infrastructure with 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processors to power its latest bare metal servers.

AMD EPYC ProcessorsWith the addition of the AMD EPYC 7642 processor to its cloud computing portfolio, IBM is engineered to deliver increased computing performance in its bare metal offerings.

Available now, the new bare metal servers are the first 2nd Gen AMD EPYC based offering from IBM Cloud and are designed to handle modern workloads such as:

  • Data Analytics
  • Electronic Design Automation
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Virtualized and Containerized Workloads

AMD EPYC 7642 based, dual-socket bare metal server offering at IBM Cloud includes:

  • 96 CPU cores per platform
  • A base clock frequency of 2.3GHz with a Max Boost up to 3.3GHz
  • 8 memory channels per socket for superior memory bandwidth
  • Up to 4TB memory configuration support
  • Up to 24 local storage drives
  • OS choices of RHEL, CentOS, Ubuntu, MS Server
  • Monthly, pay-as-you-use billing
  • Orderable via the global IBM Cloud Catalogue, API, or CLI

The bare-metal servers are being made available in IBM Data Centers across Europe, APAC, and North America regions. The AMD EPYC 7642 servers can be ordered via the IBM cloud global catalog portal, API or CLI and consumed in a monthly pay-as-you-use model.

You may visit IBM Cloud to start building a bare metal server configuration with 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processors.

Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.