Intel innovation is driving the modernization and hybrid cloud transformation of the traditional enterprise data center. Migrating to the newest generation of high-performing and energy-efficient Intel-based hardware tunes a data center for highly optimized performance across a broad set of enterprise workloads while lowering costs and improving resource utilization. Over time, evolving to a software-defined infrastructure (SDI) across all the critical domains of the data center (compute/storage/network) will deliver critical automation, orchestration, and telemetry capabilities to help businesses unlock the full capabilities of multi-cloud computing. With modern, industry-standard Intel® servers and technologies that run on software-defined infrastructure, customers can seamlessly manage an environment that supports development and delivery of cloud-native applications and mission-critical workloads on secure private clouds, while also integrating with public clouds, many of which already run-on Intel® architecture.
AMD EPYC™ are a new breed of server processors which have set a higher standard for data centers. AMD has brought many features first to the market with the processor generation:
AMD EPYC™ has been engineered for data centers that rely on CPU performance. From oil and gas exploration, to in-memory databases, to big data analytics to production rendering to standard data center applications, highly parallel workloads have more cores to work with. Traditional CPUs typically must scale up to a 2-socket server to overcome an imbalance of resources. With AMD EPYC™, 1-socket servers satisfy many workload needs, helping increase density and reduce capital, power, and cooling expenses.
AX nodes are optimized for the 2nd Gen/3rd Gen AMD EYPC processors taking advantage of the additional cores, faster and additional memory channels, and of PCIe 4.0 for faster I/O.