In June, AMD reentered the data center with a new SoC, demonstrating new record SPECint scores. AMD’s EPYC scored 18% higher than the prior record holder, Intel’s E7 8894 v4 . At the launch event in Austin, Texas, over a dozen server designs were shown from eight server OEMs, including HPE, Dell EMC, and Supermicro. AMD also revealed that Microsoft and Baidu lead the list of first adopters. With a high core count, well suited for virtualization and data analytics workloads, high I/O allowing a direct link to coprocessors, and a competitive price at less than half of Intel’s E7-8890 v4, AMD seems set to take market share in the data center. Clients, please log in to view the full content.