Published: Thu, March 09, 2017
Science | By Kerry Wheeler

AMD talks up Naples

AMD talks up Naples

Naples is AMD's codename for its new 32-core System-on-Chip (SoC) silicon designed for the server market, and the supplied benchmarks suggest that Intel is once again on the back foot.

Naples, which packs a massive 32 cores and based on the promising Zen architecture, will be AMD's bet in its bid to return to the server market.

High memory bandwidth, with eight channels of memory per "Naples" device. Thanks to its increased memory capacity (Naples max memory capacity is 2.048 TB/processor, while the Intel Xeon E5-2699A v4 has a max memory capacity of only 1.54TB/processor), the AMD chip could chew through this workload in under a minute, while the Intel system had insufficient memory to load the dataset.

Apparently the Naples processors beat out Intel's "top competitive offering" on vital categories across the board according to AMD. Furthermore Naples features 64 PCIe 3.0 lanes. Naples, says Norrod, features 122 more memory bandwidth, 60% more i/o capacity and 45% more cores.

So, how does Naples perform against the Xeon E5-2699A V4?

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Looking ahead, AMD has confirmed that one Naples processor will be able to support up to four Radeon Instinct GPUs with no limitation to bandwidth, yet while there's plenty of promise, the company hasn't divulged any details regarding shipping frequencies, power consumption nor pricing.

AMD has officially begun previewing its new Naples CPU, with will be available in Q2 2017, though "volume availability" will be building over the second half of the year through various OEM and channel partners.

AMD's tests involved three different simulations of a seismic analysis that an oil company might perform before installing a new drill.

AMD states: "With up to 64-cores, 4TB of memory, and 128 lanes of PCIe connectivity, two-socket servers built with the AMD Naples processor will have the flexibility, performance and security to support workloads that once required 4-socket or larger server configurations. In addition, they can process even more data in parallel, and execute even more high-performance computing workloads that require massive parallelism".

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