Dell-AMD partnership evolves to strengthen PowerEdge server portfolio


Microchip partnerships are a strategic focal point for hardware-focused, high-performance computing companies, such as Dell Technologies Inc.

The company announced the results of its evolving collaboration with Advanced Micro Devices Inc. to drive its PowerEdge products.

“[The partnership] goes back to the advent of the EPYC architecture,” said Brian Payne (pictured), vice president of product management for Dell Technologies Cloud. “We came out with some really disruptive and capable platforms. And then it continues, all the way to the launch of last week, where we’ve introduced four of the most capable platforms we’ve ever had in the PowerEdge portfolio.”

Payne and Raghu Nambiar (pictured), corporate vice president and chief technology officer of AMD,  spoke with theCUBE industry analysts Paul Gillin and John Furrier at SC22, during an exclusive broadcast on theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s livestreaming studio. They discussed AMD’s hardware contributions to PowerEdge and both companies’ evolving collaboration. (* Disclosure below.)

Supercomputing drives new use-case scenarios

The supercomputing market has largely been used by the world’s foremost governments and within large institutions and companies. That outlook is changing, as the technology behind supercomputing is now being applied to cutting-edge enterprise use cases, such as advanced artificial intelligence.

“The enterprise ecosystem has become extremely complex,” Nambiar explained. “People are running traditional workloads like relational database management systems — also a new generation of workloads with HPC augmented with some of the AI technologies. So what customers are looking for is an out-of-the-box experience. Time to value is extremely critical.”

To consistently deliver on those use cases and help companies stay competitive, Dell announced the  PowerEdge R7625, R7615, R6625 and R6615 servers — all of which are powered by 4th Generation AMD EPYC processors. The move is especially well-timed given the amount of investment flowing toward task-specific AI hardware.

“In the traditional workload space, you still have ERP systems like SAP, etc. and we’ve announced world records there — 100%+ improvements in our single socket system and 70% in the dual-socke,” Payne stated. “We actually posted a 40% advantage over the best general result just this week.”

Here’s the complete video interview, part of SiliconANGLE’s and theCUBE’s coverage of the SC22 event:

(* Disclosure: TheCUBE is a paid media partner for the SC22 event. Neither Dell Technologies Inc., the main sponsor for theCUBE’s event coverage, nor other sponsors have editorial control over content on theCUBE or SiliconANGLE.)

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