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.\nThe new servers are part of Cisco\u2019s Unified Computing System (UCS) family and are built with AMD\u2019s new EPYC 7003 processors, which feature up to 64 Zen 3 cores per processor and a variety of performance and security features.\n\nCisco and AMD have worked together on server offerings since 2018 when Cisco first \u00a0partnered with AMD to better contend with competitors such as Dell and HP.\u00a0\n\u201cTogether 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,\u201d said DD Dasgupta, vice president of product management for Cisco Cloud in a statement.\nThe new rack-mounted server can also be used with Cisco\u2019s Nexus Ultra Low Latency\u00a0 switching and adapter portfolio to support high-capacity applications lik high-frequency trading (HFT).\nThe Nexus system is built on technology Cisco acquired with Exablaze in 2019.\u00a0\nExablaze specialized in low-latency field-programmable gate arrays (FPGA) used to construct logically reconfigurable digital circuits for networking gear in high-performance environments such as data centers, HFT, big-data analytics, high-performance computing and telecommunications. Exablaze products include FPGA-based switches and network interface cards, as well as picosecond-resolution timing technology.\nCisco said the new servers will be available in 90 days.\u00a0\nCisco wasn\u2019t the only vendor to announce support for the AMD EPYC 7003 processors. Others such as Amazon Web Serves said it will add the AMD EPYC 7003 series processors to its core Amazon EC2 instance families later this year. Others including Dell, Microsoft Azure, HPE, Google Cloud, Oracle Cloud and VMware announced support for the new AMD processor as well.