Samsung expands ties with AMD

10-Aug-2019 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 6:02 AM Print This Post

Samsung Electronics is deepening its ties with Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), an American semiconductor company, after starting mass production of solid-state drives (SSDs) and DRAM modules for servers that will use AMD’s latest server processor, the chip maker said Friday.

Samsung’s announcement came a day after AMD, the world’s second-largest server and PC microprocessor maker, announced its second-generation server processor, the EPYC 7002 Series.

Samsung said its PM1733 PCIe Gen4 SSDs and high-density memory modules will be used in data centre servers together with the latest AMD processors. Numerous global IT companies, including Google, Twitter, Microsoft and Cray, said they will use the new processors.

Given data centre servers need to have high performance, AMD’s latest product has been drawing attention as it can feature up to 64 “Zen 2″ cores to offer enhanced performance compared to its predecessor and cut data centre costs by 25 percent.

“We’re excited and thankful to have partners like Samsung supporting the launch of our second-generation AMD EPYC processors,” said Scott Aylor, corporate vice president and general manager of AMD’s data centre solutions group.

“With twice the cores, breakthrough performance and embedded security features, all optimised by leadership architecture, customers can now transform their data centre operations at the pace of their business growth.”

Samsung also welcomed the increasing cooperation with AMD.

“AMD has listened to the needs of its customers in developing the second-generation AMD EPYC processors and has worked closely with us to integrate the best of our cutting-edge memory and storage products,” said Han Jin-man, senior vice president of memory product planning at Samsung.

“With these new data centre processors, AMD is providing customers with a processor that enables a new standard for the modern data centre.”


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