Cisco grows UCS server family with high-powered AMD processor

Cisco is using AMD’s new EPYC 7003 processor to boost performance in its Unified Computing System family of servers.

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Cisco has bulked-up its rack server offering with new models that promise to deliver low latency and high-speed computing needed for hybrid-cloud and financial workloads.

The new servers are part of Cisco’s Unified Computing System (UCS) family and are built with AMD’s new EPYC 7003 processors, which feature up to 64 Zen 3 cores per processor and a variety of performance and security features.

Cisco and AMD have worked together on server offerings since 2018 when Cisco first  partnered with AMD to better contend with competitors such as Dell and HP. 

“Together with AMD, we are delivering systems optimized for workloads requiring high core counts, including cloud and VDI workloads, and massive I/O-intensive workloads such as data analytics. Combined with the simplicity of SaaS-managed infrastructure, customers can improve operations spanning infrastructure, workloads and clouds,” said DD Dasgupta, vice president of product management for Cisco Cloud in a statement.

The new rack-mounted server can also be used with Cisco’s Nexus Ultra Low Latency  switching and adapter portfolio to support high-capacity applications lik high-frequency trading (HFT).

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