Server Makeover – Intel SkyLake SP Vs AMD EPYC

Server Makeover – Intel SkyLake SP Vs AMD EPYC

Servers are the pillars of the modern software-defined datacenter features with cloud-enabled infrastructure. Servers provides scalable business architecture, intelligent automation, and integrated security for workloads. Servers should have expertise in system design, storage and virtualization to handle new type of workload such as

  • Modernizing with Big Data Analytics which rapidly analyze large amounts of data,
  • Cloud transformation,
  • Mobility which quickly deliver apps and services,
  • Upgrading converged or flash optimized servers that can improve compute and I/O performance.
  • Software-defined data center

Updated Server Technology

Server technology has an entirely new strategy in which the focus moves from the box itself to the pool of resources that can be located anywhere, scaled to any workload and available at all times instead of hardware centered data centers with dedicated servers and appliances.

Processing resources are pools that are virtualized and converged with networking, storage and management.

Latest Intel Xeon Scalable Processor Family

The Intel Xeon Scalable Processor Skylake SP has four different levels with new RAS features, and support for up to eight sockets.

Server Makeover – Intel SkyLake SP Vs AMD EPYC

Platinum

Intel Platinum 81XX Processor

  • Have higher TDP ranges (105W – 205W) Vs Gold series(85W – 200W)
  • Have higher memory capacity support

Gold

Intel Xeon Gold 6100

  • Limited to up to 4 sockets.
  • It has a full 3 UPI links
  • Supports full DDR4-2666 memory speeds
  • It has both FMA units operational and
  • Scales up to 22 cores 44 threads.

Xeon Gold 5100(Another name Intel Xeon Jade)

  • Run with up to four sockets
  • But can only handle 2 UPI links meaning socket to socket bandwidth will be limited.
  • With only DDR4-2400 support,
  • Up to 14 cores 28 threads
  • Deployed in 1 or 2 socket configurations.

Generally, Silver and Bronze levels that only

  • Support up to two sockets each,
  • Have only 1 FMA unit,
  • Have a lower RAS feature set and
  • Lower 9.6GT/s UPI links.

Silver

The Intel Xeon Silver 4100 series

  • Limited to 12 cores 24 threads and
  • DDR4-2400 memory operation.
  • Targeted at lower power workloads.

Bronze:

Intel Xeon Bronze 3100

  • The successor to the low-end Intel like Xeon E5-2603, E5-2609 With only 8 cores
  • Memory speed to DDR4-2133 (2015 level)
  • Light the platform at minimum cost parts but significant step up from the old generations.

Final Words: Next-generation Intel CPU in this series is Knight’s Mill Scaler Processor V2 (Knight’s Mill SP v2) with higher TDP. LGA3647 was designed for that.

Naming Convention

Server Makeover – Intel SkyLake SP Vs AMD EPYC

AMD EPYC

CPU: From 8 Cores to 32 Cores

Datacenter processors EPYC 7251 @ 2.1 GHz with 8 CPU cores at 120W TDP

Datacenter processors EPYC 7601 @ 2.2 GHz with 32 Cores and at 180W TDP

RAM:

All EPYC CPUs will have 8 channels of DDR4 2666 MHz memory and 128 PCIe lanes

Infinity Fabric:

Infinity Fabric to enable high-performance highly-scalable links between maxes out at 8 cores. So, to go above 8 cores, AMD uses an MCM (multi-chip module) to connect all the 8 cores together. So, for a 32-core EPYC processor, AMD would place four, 8 core dies on the MCM.

SECURITY

EPCY silicon-level security that enables full memory encryption to protect against common attacks of data in memory

Final thoughts:

Experts says compared t0 Intel Xeon (Gold 5100 / Silver or Bronze ranges), AMD EPYC is going to be worth investing. Here is why?

  • AMD EPYC does not de-tune memory speeds (DDR4-2666 across SKUs.)
  • AMD EPYC has more PCIe lanes.
  • AMD EPYC has more memory capacity across the range (2TB per socket versus 768GB for Intel.)

The Intel Xeon SKU level v. AMD EPYC memory configuration

For one or two socket configurations, moving from Xeon Platinum 8180 to 8180M is about $3,000 more just to be able to use an additional 768GB of RAM for 1.5GB total.

AMD has parts at a few hundred dollars that can handle more RAM than two Intel Xeon Gold 5100 series parts or Intel Xeon Platinum 8180 SKU.

The fact that AMD has more RAM slots and DDR4 channels in its platform means that one can use lower cost 32GB DIMMs before moving to 64GB DIMMs which can save a lot. Also, while at the high capacities using 128GB LRDIMMs RAM costs can be higher side per socket making CPU pricing a small drop compared.

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How to Survive Layoff in IT Recession ?

Are you ready to change yourself? Reskilling is important.

Software Service Providers should shift from infrastructure development and legacy services to Artificial Intelligence (AI), Big data analytics, Machine learning and Cloud-based delivery models. Information technology (IT) Company are gearing up to reskill their personnel, to help them stay relevant with automation

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS):

Skilling people in digital technology.

Infosys: Created a Design Thinking platform to both reskill people and drive innovation.

Wipro: Upskilled on digital technologies such as Big Data, Advanced Analytics, Cloud, Mobility and Usability, Digital Security and DevOps.

Capgemini: Cloud-based platform, Open Connect, to work on virtual projects like data sciences and also for peer-to-peer learning.

Business process management services companies:

Soft skills and Domain knowledge in emerging technologies from banking or travel industry.

  • But the challenge with Artificial Intelligence (AI) or Augument Reality (AR) and other new technologies is that you need the real practitioners to impart that knowledge.
  • The fall in IT recruitment and layoff because of the reason combination of external events triggered starting from Brexit and the US presidential election, coupled internal event with Indian Demonetization and massive technological shifts in the industry to be automated to lower jobs.

Train students and employees in new technologies by identifying the cutting-edge areas and to work with them to develop training.

We are here to Help!

Dealing with infrastructure issues, or struggling with new technologies – and still increasing your organization’s technology advantage.

  • With Navigator System Support IT Management Services you can backed by a team of experts, and focus on your growth and success.
  • Server maintenance, Data Storage Maintenance, IP transit, firewalls, load balancing, backups and more can comprise your managed infrastructure solution – all proactively monitored 24 hours a day.
  • We take care of the day-to-day maintenance of your infrastructure including application monitoring, software updates and patches, network security and regulatory compliance.
  • We’ll also maintain security through the use of intrusion detection, log monitoring and vulnerability scanning tools.

If any hardware or networking issues arise, we’ll spring into action and keep you regularly updated until it’s fully resolved.

Navigator System business model is to offer a comprehensive portfolio of hardware and software products, services and solutions for the most diverse platforms and multi-brand environments. Call +91 984545 1006 or Email sales@navigatorsystem.com

NAVIGATOR SYSTEMS PRIVATE LIMITED
NO. 37/27, MEANEE AVENUE, TANK ROAD CROSS
OPP LAKE SIDE HOSPITAL
BANGALORE – 560042

Phone: +91 080 25307537/ 38/ 49
Call: +91 9986288377
Email: sales@navigatorsystem.com