Microsoft Azure is the Global cloud platform. It is a service that provides for building, testing, deploying, managing applications and services through a global network of Microsoft-managed data centers. so, such huge amount of data needs a insane CPU powerhouse, so they have preview one of AMD’s Flagship processor specially designed for Server and Data centers. AMD EPYC which is from AMD’s latest lineup of processors. Now, AMD EPYC will be deploy in the Microsoft Azure Lv2 of Virtual Machines(VM) for storage optimized workloads.
AMD EPYC’s specifications
It consist of 32-core/64-thread configuration. It based on their latest Zen architecture. Now, its base frequency is 2.0 GHz, but can turbo boost upto 3.0 GHz. It will Turbo boost as 1-12 cores will run at 3.0 GHz and 13-32 cores will clock at 2.55 GHz. The L family of Azure will take advantage of High core count and connectivity support.
“We are extremely excited to be partnering with Microsoft Azure to bring the power of AMD EPYC processors into their data center,” said Scott Aylor, corporate vice president and general manager of Enterprise Solutions. “There is tremendous opportunity for users to tap into the capabilities we can deliver across storage and other workloads through the combination of AMD EPYC processors on Azure. We look forward to the continued close collaboration with Microsoft Azure on future instances throughout 2018.”
Microsoft’s director of compute said with the beginning of AMD’s EPYC to our Virtual Machines. Also, we are welcoming AMD EPYC to our next generation open source cloud hardware design called Microsoft’s Project Olympus.
The Microsoft Azure Lv2-Series instances run on the AMD EPYC 7551 processor, featuring a base core frequency of 2.2 GHz and a maximum single-core turbo frequency of 3.0 GHz. With support for 128 lanes of PCIe connections per processor, AMD provides over 33 percent more connectivity than available two-socket solutions to address an unprecedented number of NVMe drives directly.
The Lv2 Virtual Machines will be available starting at eight and ranging to 64 vCPU sizes, with the largest size featuring direct access to 4TB of memory. These sizes will support Azure premium storage disks by default and will also support accelerated networking capabilities for the highest throughput of any cloud. With the unique capabilities enabled by AMD EPYC processors and Microsoft Azure, Lv2 is a perfect fit for storage-intensive workloads.