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ASUS Servers Ready to Leverage Breakthrough Performance of 3rd Gen AMD EPYC Processors with AMD 3D V-Cache Technology
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March 23, 2022 News

 

ASUS, the leading IT company in server systems, server motherboards and workstations, has announced the full server product lines to support the latest 3rd Gen AMD EPYC™ processors with AMD 3D V-Cache™ technology to accelerate key technical computing workloads and drive innovation in data centres. ASUS has also established itself as a performance leader, with current first-place positions in both the SPEC CPU® 2017 and SPECjbb® 2015 benchmarks on SPEC.org – continuing the dominance of ASUS servers.

Record-Breaking Performance, Verified by SPEC.org

Taking advantage of the 3rd Gen AMD EPYC Processors with AMD 3D V-Cache compute leadership performance, ASUS achieved top-ranking results on 14 of the 16 SPEC CPU 2017 key benchmark metrics. Specifically, an ASUS RS720A-E11 server equipped with dual AMD EPYC 7773X processors—the highest-end processors in this processor series——notched up a world-beating score of 745 SPECrate®2017_fp_base. Fitted with a single AMD EPYC 7773X processor, stablemate server RS520A-E11 scored a record-breaking 374 SPECrate®2017_fp_base. ASUS also achieved three top results on SPECjbb 2015 (Composite/MultiJVM) benchmarks for Java server performance with RS700A-E11-RS12U with dual 7773X processors. The results demonstrate that ASUS servers continue leadership with the latest AMD EPYC processors, delivering outstanding performance for the server industry.

Table 1. SPEC CPU results

System Model CPU SPECrate®2017_int SPECrate®2017_fp SPECspeed®2017_fp

Base

Peak Base Peak Base Peak  
RS720A-E11 AMD EPYC 7773X
(280 W, 64 cores, 2.2 GHz)
864 928 745 775 295 298  
RS520A-E11 AMD EPYC 7773X
(280 W, 64 cores, 2.2 GHz)
440 475 374 390 193

197

 

Table 2. SPECjbb2015 results

Benchmark System Model JVM Name JVM Version max-jOPS critical-jOPS
SPECjbb2015-Composite RS700A-E11-RS12U Oracle Java SE 17.0.1 Java HotSpot 64-bit Server VM, version 17.0.1 372676 329839
SPECjbb2015-MultiJVM RS700A-E11-RS12U Oracle Java SE 17.0.1 Java HotSpot 64-bit Server VM, version 17.0.1 388135 357221
SPECjbb2015-MultiJVM RS700A-E11-RS12U Oracle Java SE 17.0.1 Java HotSpot 64-bit Server VM, version 17.0.1 513161 179204

Free BIOS Update Enables Compatibility for Full ASUS Server Portfolio

ASUS offers both dual-socket RS720A and RS700A and single-socket RS520A and RS500A series servers to support the addition to the 3rd Gen AMD EPYC processor lineup, with TDP options from 240 W to 280 W, and core count from 16 to 64 cores—and all with the latest 768 MB L3 cache.

GPU server offerings from ASUS, such as the ESC8000A and ESC4000A series, that support four up to eight dual-slot AMD Instinct™ accelerators, Xilinx FPGA accelerator cards and NVIDIA GPUs will also support the new processor—empowering it to be optimised for Artificial Intelligence, deep learning and HPC workloads. All the models are drop-in compatible, with a simple BIOS update enabling all the features of the latest 3rd Gen AMD EPYC Processors with AMD 3D V-Cache. This will help ensure improved and consistent performance, as well as compatibility with the latest AMD platforms.

The World’s Highest Performance Processors for Technical Computing

AMD EPYC 7003 Series processors with AMD 3D V-Cache technology triple the amount of available L3 cache to 768 MB per socket, compared to EPYC 7003 series without 3D stacking. This helps to deliver faster time-to-results on targeted workloads like EDA, CFD and FEA software and solutions while providing socket compatibility with existing AMD EPYC 7003 platforms.

By increasing the pool of L3 cache that is lower latency and closer to the core than main memory, the latest EPYC 7003 Series processors with AMD 3D V-Cache utilize the same shared memory architecture as the rest of the 3rd Generation EPYC family. That means customers can now take advantage of a full up to 96 MB of L3 cache per CCD without sacrificing performance, even on lower core count and mainstream processors.

 

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