AMD’s Next Gen x86 High Performance Core is Code Named “Zen”

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  1. Unframed

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    Why would you not be able to add SAS cards and the like?
    Plenty of boards support ECC, your anecdotal X79 tale isn't really relevant to threadripper.

    EPYC is not a workstation platform, I really think you are mistaking where the difference is between HEDT/Workstation and server.

    It really sounds like you're trying to defend Intel without a whole lot of facts about either.
     
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    Also, the 90s called. They would like their backup system back please. LTO6 :lol:
     
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    Threadripper is preferrable to HEDT in most circumstances. sometimes intel HEDT is better but application specific.

    and yeah HEDT is workstation, not server mr hobart lol
     
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    You mean 2012, right? The original LTO came out in 2000.
     
  5. OJR

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    Released to enterprise maybe. but development started in the 90s.
     
  6. Perko

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    LTO6 was released in 2012, what's your point? What do you back up to, (If you even have offline backup)? Hard drives? They're older than LTO.
     
  7. OJR

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    I was talking about LTO in general. Anyway champ, look for debate elsewhere.
     
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    I'm not looking for a debate, I'm suggesting you not be a dick in an attempt to discredit someone you disagree with. Hobart's tape drive is hardly ancient hardware, and PCIE is meant to be standardised.

    I would point out that most of the issues I've had with PCI-based hardware has been on Intel gear, but I don't think that I'd be alone in saying that I've seen a lot more Intel gear in my time than AMD gear.

    Is anyone rolling out Ryzen based stuff into larger DB servers yet? Interested to hear how it goes.
     
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    I'm assuming that's 56 core dual socket (2x 28 core) vs 64 core single socket. Very impressive.
     
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    I work at an IBM run datacenter. LTO is very much alive and well.
     
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    LTO is still the prefered method as far as i know, last much longer than hard drives provided they are kept in the right environment.
     
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    The Zen v2 architecture design is complete. They've got Engineering Sample chips out.

    The Engineering Sample chips they produced (which run at 4.5GHz) have bugs and crash a lot - but that's why they make Engineering Sample chips.
    They'll fix the bugs they find in the Engineering Sample chips, make new fixed iterations, and when they're satisfied it's working, they ramp up volume production.
    How long it takes for retail chips to come out will depend on how many Engineering Sample revisions they need to make before they're satisfied it's working.
    Because of course they don't want to produce millions of buggy chips.
     
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    Read the links a couple of posts up. They have working silicon in AWS.
    Like I said six weeks ago, I'd be happy to be wrong about zen 2, and happily i was.
     
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    My god I hope that is true! Really see Intel scramble if it is!
     
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    can't wait....

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