AMD has released the EPYC Embedded 9004 series processors
AMD has announced the launch of the EPYC Embedded 9004 series processors, providing world-class performance and energy efficiency for embedded systems. As AMD’s fourth-generation EPYC embedded series product, it utilizes the latest Zen 4 architecture to provide relevant technologies and features for embedded networks, security/firewalls, storage systems, and industrial edge servers in cloud computing and enterprise computing.
Like the fourth-generation EPYC server processor with the codename Genoa, the fourth-generation EPYC embedded processor can be equipped with up to 12 CCDs, each with 8 Zen 4 architecture cores, 32MB L3 cache, and 1MB L2 cache per core. It has up to 96 cores, 192 threads, 96MB L2 cache, and 384MB L3 cache. It is available in configurations ranging from 16 to 96 cores with a TDP range of 200W to 400W.
According to AMD, with the EPYC Embedded 9004 series processor, customers can create a variety of embedded networks, security, storage, and industrial systems that run under the most demanding conditions. Its world-class performance and efficiency, enhanced data security features, and unparalleled core scalability, coupled with unique embedded-specific advantages, help improve reliability and system lifespan.
- Non-Transparent PCI Bridging (NTB), running on PCI Express interface, improves system reliability by establishing a communication channel between two redundant CPU units.
- Dual Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI) functionality enables two off chip ROMs to be supported for secure boot. The first ROM contains the BIOS image, and the second ROM contains a proprietary bootloader from the customer to validate and load the BIOS image.
- Non-Volatile Dual In-Line Memory Module (NVDIMM) is a hybrid memory that retains data after a system power failure or reset for greater resiliency. NVDIMMs integrate volatile DRAMs with non-volatile Flash. During normal operation, the DRAM memory on NVDIMM is accessed the same way as RDIMM; during power failure or reset, the DRAM contents are saved to NAND Flash.
AMD is currently providing samples of the EPYC Embedded 9004 series processors, with shipment expected in April 2023. To accelerate development, evaluation kits with reference boards, comprehensive files, and development toolkits have been provided to qualified customers.