AMD is one of the world’s leading processor companies in the world. The company has been developing processors, both graphics and computing, for over 45 years. Just this year, in June, the company announced new breakthrough technologies including a 16 core processor at Computex in Taiwan.
One of the many processors under AMD’s umbrella is the EPYC processors. These processors are mainly used in server technologies and large scale computing. The EPYC processors run on the company’s now infamous Zen microarchitecture. AMD’s Zen microarchitecture has proven both in benchmarks and in real life applications to outperform the top processors in the market.
“As a tier one provider of clustered compute and storage for the largest currently ongoing experiments in physics, INFN delivers access to the massive amount of processing required for advanced research in nuclear physics…With the adoption of AMD EPYC into the institute, we are offering the latest generation of processing capability to our users and expanding the overall compute capabilities.”
Luca dell’Agnello, head of the tier one center, INFN.
With its proven performance track record, it comes as no surprise that The National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN) in Italy has chosen the AMD EPYC 7351 processor to power the institute’s high performance computing cluster. The INFN conducts theorectical and experimental research in the fields of subnuclear, nuclear, and astroparticle physics while offering access to its exceptional processing resources across Europe.