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Lenovo launches new server platform with AMD data centre chips

By Stephen Nellis And Munsif Vengattil Time of article published May 5, 2020

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Lenovo Group said on Tuesday it has launched a new server platform capable of handling heavy computing tasks inside data centres using chips from Advanced Micro Devices Inc.

Demand from cloud computing companies have boosted sales of server chips, helping the overall results of AMD and rival Intel Corp.

Lenovo, the world's biggest maker of personal computers, is also a major maker of servers that sit inside data centers and power online services such as gaming and video streaming.

Intel's Xeon chips have dominated the market for server chips, but AMD has been gaining ground since its re-entry into the business three years ago with rival EPYC processors that earned positive reviews.

Lenovo said on Tuesday that the newest server design would accommodate two AMD processor chips inside a single server, making the machines capable of handling more workload. Previously, Lenovo had only offered servers with one AMD chip.

This announcement comes on the heels of the release of the ThinkSystem SR635 and SR655 single-socket servers and expands Lenovo’s server portfolio powered by AMD’s second-generation Epyc 7002 series processors.

The servers are mainly targeted at financial services, retail, and manufacturing, where the servers are required to have faster transaction processing, improved data analytics, and greater grid-computing capacity while still improving efficiency and total cost of ownership (TCO).

The high core counts allow users to buy fewer servers, as well as saving them rack space and power. It also ensures faster results. These benefits are important in multiple industries. 

Reuters and IOL TECH

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