Introduction of Bergamo, Genoa-X, and Siena to AMD’s 4th Gen Epyc Portfolio
At its Data Center & AI Technology Premiere Event in San Francisco, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) announced the latest additions to its 4th Gen Epyc portfolio: Bergamo, Genoa-X, and a sneak peek into the upcoming Siena processor. These new processors are based on the same Epyc architecture as the general-purpose Genoa CPU but are specifically tailored for targeted workloads such as cloud native, technical and design applications, and communications and intelligent edge applications, respectively.
Optimizing the Epyc Architecture with Chiplet Designs
AMD’s chiplet architecture enables them to rapidly modify the general-purpose Genoa design for workload-specific processing needs by making changes to critical component configurations. Bergamo and Genoa-X are already shipping, with Siena expected to ship later this year.
Bergamo: An Optimized Processor for Cloud Native Workloads
AMD’s Bergamo processor is designed with cloud native workloads in mind, leveraging the chiplet architecture to modify the Genoa design to better handle applications such as content and collaboration tasks, digital services, and database design approaches. AMD has achieved this optimization by replacing the Zen4 core with a Zen4c core, which is 35% smaller and provides better energy efficiency and compute density.
Genoa-X: Tailored for Technical and Design Applications
Genoa-X is designed for technical computing workloads, such as product design, engineering modeling, and simulations. By maintaining the same Zen4 cores and CCD configuration as Genoa but incorporating up to 1.1GB of L3 cache with AMD’s 3D V-Cache chiplet technology, Genoa-X provides increased server performance and optimization for these memory-intensive applications.
The Role of Chiplets in AMD’s Strategic Execution
AMD’s chiplet-based strategy demonstrates the potential of the technology in solving age-old business problems and increasing revenue growth and margin expansion. As processors like Bergamo, Genoa-X, and Siena continue to showcase the versatility and efficiency of chiplet-based designs, it becomes evident that this innovative approach may be the key to addressing the needs of diverse, targeted workloads in the future.