What is AMD's ambition in the embedded processor market?

Last Update Time: 2019-10-23 10:20:51

AMD will release the second-generation EPYC Opteron processor based on the new 7nm technology and Zen 2 new architecture, which will continue to impact the server and the central market. It will also be more irritating to Intel than the consumer-grade Ryzen. After all, the server market has always been the absolute domain of Intel, and the market size and value are much larger.


Recently, Forrest Norrod, senior vice president of AMD, general manager of the data center and embedded solutions division, was interviewed by the media and revealed many interesting new materials.


AMD Opteron processors are all codenamed Italian cities. The first generation is “Naples. The second generation to be released is “Rome”. Next, the third generation “Milan” will be seen around 2020. The crafts exceeds 7nm, and architecture evolved to Zen 3, the fourth generation is "Genoa", Zen 4 architecture, and the future is Zen 5.


Mercury's data shows that AMD's share of the server market is 2%, but Norrod pointed out that Mercury's data contains too many embedded markets, and according to IDC's more accurate statistics, AMD's server market share is actually the fourth quarter of 2018, it increased to around 5%. Norrod suggested that it is expected to be four to six more quarters, that is, the end of this year, or next year (the third generation will be released soon), AMD's share of the server market will double, breaking 10%!


Like Ryzen,  EPYC also continues the SP3 package interface, which remains compatible for one or two generations, and the next DDR5 memory era will be a different design, requiring a new interface, the Genoa of the Zen 4 architecture. According to this calculation, the AM4 interface will indeed be used on the desktop until 2020, and then to the fifth generation of the Dragon 4 (Zen 4) in 2021.


Norrod also mentioned AMD, Cray's new supercomputer Frontier for the US Department of Energy, based on AMD Opteron processor, Radeon InsTInct computing card, performance is expected to reach 150 billion floating point performance, is expected to become the world's first. He said that the supercomputer uses a customized AMD Opteron processor, but it is not only simple to adjust the core, frequency, cache, thermal design power, but real customization, is the chip completely different from the products on the market. AMD data center team completed with the semi-custom business team.


If you want to know more, our website has product specifications for the embedded processor, you can go to ALLICDATA ELECTRONICS LIMITED to get more information