International Computer Concepts Delivers AMD EPYC 7Fx2 Processors for Database, Commercial HPC and Hyperconverged Workloads

June 29, 2020

NORTHBROOK, Ill.,  June 29, 2020. International Computer Concepts (ICC), a systems integrator of enterprise-level computing solutions, now offers a complete line of standard and customized servers integrated with AMD EPYC 7Fx2 Processors.

AMD EPYC 7Fx2 processors provide new performance capabilities for workloads in the heart of the enterprise market by combining the AMD Infinity architecture with higher-speed “Zen 2” cores for optimal performance on an array of workloads, including:

Database workloads: Customers can experience new performance capabilities for workloads with up to 17% higher SQL Server performance compared to the competition(i).

Commercial high-performance computing (HPC) workloads: Commercial high-performance computing (HPC) with up to 94% higher per core computational fluid dynamics individual application performance compared to the competition(ii).

Hyperconverged infrastructure workloads: The AMD EPYC 7Fx2 processors provide hyperconverged infrastructure performance with up to 47% higher VMmark 3.1 score (using vSAN as the storage tier in a 4-node cluster) compared to the competition(iii).

ICC will support all three AMD EPYC 7Fx2 processors on the recently announced AXIS servers. The ICC AXIS servers incorporate custom direct-to-chip (D2C) coolers for dramatic increase in data center density and maximum sustained CPU throughput. Asetek D2C cooling loops capture between 60-80% of server heat, which is rejected by the InRackCDU, a warm water-cooling distribution unit capable of removing up to 80kW of heat per rack. “ICC’s custom liquid cooling solution enables high performance AMD processors in clusters with high interconnect densities, while reducing overall data center cooling costs,” noted ICC’s Director of Development, Alexey Stolyar, “the energy saving and
maximized performance is uniquely suited for the HPC environments.”

Liquid cooling can reduce TCO by as much as 40-50% when compared to forced-air cooling. Without need to provision power for fans at maximum speed, system fans run at a minimum and result in a reduced noise profile compared to typical air-cooled servers. The InRackCDU transfers the heat captured by the D2C cooling loops to facilities water in a highly efficient all liquid path. Details of the ICC liquid cooled rack-level AXIS solution are below.

ICC AXIS R-725a

  • Custom inRack CDU Liquid Cooling
  • Dual AMD EPYC 7002 Series Processor /// 7Fx2/node
  • Form Factor: Dense 2U 4-node server platform /// up to 88 nodes/rack
  • RAM: 8-Channel 3200 RDIMM/LRDIMM DDR4 per processor, 16 x DIMMs /// up to 2TB ram/node
  • Hard Drive: Up to 2x 2.5″ drives (Optional 2xM.2)/node
  • Power Supply: Redundant 2200W 80 PLUS Platinum/node
  • Additional Features: 4 x PCIe Gen4 x 16 expansion slots /// 1 x OCP 2.0 Gen3 x16 mezzanine slots supporting both IB

ICC AXIS and other AMD processor integrated systems are thoroughly tested and ready to ship to customers immediately. For more information, visit www.icc-usa.com.

(i) Testing as of 3.20.2020 by AMD Performance Labs. Up to 17% higher SQL Server tpm per core. Configurations: HammerDB 3.3 (TPC C profile – The workload is derived from the TPC-C Benchmark, and as such is not comparable to published TPC-C Benchmark results, as the OLTP workload results do not comply with the TPC-C benchmark). 2x EPYC 7F52 (32C total) scoring 4,872,975 tpm (152,280 tpm per core). 2x Xeon Gold 6244 (32C total) scoring 4,178,963 tpm (130,584 tpm per core). Results may vary. ROM-57

(ii) Based on AMD internal testing of ANSYS CFX 2019 R1 running Release 14.0 test cases as of 3/24/2020 on a 2x EPYC 7F52 (16C) powered reference server versus a 2x Intel Xeon Gold 6242 (16C) powered server. Results may vary. ROM-590

(iii) 47% higher score amd 56% more tiles (VMs) based on VMmark 3.1 vSAN™ comparing 2x EPYC 7F72 scoring 13.27 @ 14 tiles (266 VMs), https://www.vmware.com/content/dam/digitalmarketing/vmware/en/pdf/vmmark/2020-04-14-DellEMC-PowerEdge-R6525.pdf compared to the next highest competitive result on 2x Intel Xeon Platinum 8276L scoring 9.00 @ 9 tiles (171 VMs), https://www.vmware.com/content/dam/digitalmarketing/vmware/en/pdf/vmmark/2019-08-12-Hitachi-UCPHC-V124N.pdf). 47% higher score = 13.27/9 = 1.474x the score and 56% more tiles (VMs) = 14/9=1.555x the tiles (VMs) as of 4/14/20. VMmark is a product of VMware, Inc. ROM-639

About International Computer Concepts (ICC)

International Computer Concepts (ICC) is a leading provider of IT technology. Since 1993, ICC has been integrating computing systems with the latest hardware and software components to meet the ever-changing business and IT requirements of its clients. With a focus on technical expertise and delivering energy-efficient and high-performance solutions, ICC uses only the best components available to design and assemble computing systems. Based in Northbrook, Illinois, ICC works closely with clients that include local businesses, multinational corporations, institutions of higher learning, and government agencies to equip them with superb computers. For more information on International Computer Concepts (ICC), visit http://www.icc-usa.com/.


Source: International Computer Concepts

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