Monday, July 17, 2017

Intel, AMD Just Delivered Two Great Reasons to Upgrade Your Datacenter

Think of it as a multiple choice test, with no wrong answers. Intel last week launched its new Skylake Xeon CPUs. AMD last month launched their next-generation EPYC CPU. These are both great options that strengthen the case for upgrading your server infrastructure now. Whichever path you choose, the latest CPU improvements bring a boost to the value of accelerated computing. Fast CPUs let the work that should be done on serial processors get done quickly and not be limiting to the overall application performance. This allows your GPU to handle all the number crunching without being held up. And in the post-Moore’s Law era, accelerated computing offers a path to big performance gains. Those gains, in turn, fuel rapid innovation in AI, scientific breakthroughs and visualization and data and analytics.