Modular AMD Chips to Embrace Custom 3rd Party Chiplets

Modular AMD Chips to Embrace Custom 3rd Party Chiplets

AMD is extending its custom chip design services even as it aims to offer a portfolio that’s close and personal to its client’s requirements. During its latest analyst day meeting, AMD Chief Technical Officer (CTO) Mark Papermaster spoke of recent advancements in semiconductor fabrication and chip interconnect technologies that would enable a modular future for…

Smart Modular Brings Optane Memory to AMD EPYC Servers

Smart Modular Brings Optane Memory to AMD EPYC Servers

One of the advantages that servers based on Intel’s 2nd and 3rd Generation Xeon Scalable processors have over AMD EPYC-powered machines is support for Optane Persistent Memory modules that can be used to expand main memory capacity relatively cheaply–something that is important for many applications. But Smart Modular has developed a card that can add Optane PMMs to any…