Microsoft Azure Deploys AMD EPYC Technology

December 07, 2017 // By Ally Winning
Microsoft Azure has become the first major cloud provider to deploy AMD’s EPYC processor.

The processors are at the heart of Microsoft Azure’s new L-Series Virtual Machines. The Lv2 machines are designed with dense storage and high I/Os as a priority. The EPYCs were chosen for the task because of their high core counts, high bandwidth and supporting connectivity. With a core frequency of 2.2 GHz, the CPUs feature a turbo boost to 3.00 GHz at times of high demand. Each processor can offer 128 PCIe channels.

 

 

In operation, each Lv2 VM will offer users from 8 to 64 vCPU, with the 64 vCPU size having access to 4TB of memory. The VMs will be deployed in Azure’s premium storage disks and offer higher networking capabilities leading to the best throughput of any cloud solution.

Microsoft Azure Deploys AMD EPYC Technology

 

 

Microsoft azure has become the first major cloud provider to deploy AMD’s EPYC processor.

 

 

The processors are at the heart of Microsoft Azure’s new L-Series Virtual Machines. The Lv2 machines are designed with dense storage and high I/Os as a priority. The EPYCs were chosen for the task because of their high core counts, high bandwidth and supporting connectivity. With a core frequency of 2.2 GHz, the CPUs feature a turbo boost to 3.00 GHz at times of high demand. Each processor can offer 128 PCIe channels.

 

 

In operation, each Lv2 VM will offer users from 8 to 64 vCPU, with the 64 vCPU size having access to 4TB of memory. The VMs will be deployed in Azure’s premium storage disks and offer higher networking capabilities leading to the best throughput of any cloud solution.