Pogo Linux Redesigns Atlas EPYC Server With 2nd-Gen AMD Server Processors

Posted on November 11, 2019 by rawee.k

REDMOND, Wash., November 26, 2019 – Pogo Linux, a leading supplier of rackmount servers for the modern data center, today unveiled a series of rackmount servers based on the newest AMD EPYC™ processor, code-named “Rome”. The redesigned Atlas AMD Servers will take advantage of Rome’s features that focus on high-performance computing, multi-cloud implementation, virtualization and data-intensive workloads at the edge. The six Pogo Linux AMD EPYC™ servers – three single-socket and three double-socket servers – are now shipping in volume across the company’s entire Atlas server product lineup.

AMD has made significant changes to their CPU architecture which help deliver twice the throughput of their first-generation Zen architecture. Code-named “Rome”, the second-generation AMD CPUs are the first x86 processors to market based on 7 nanometer (nm) technology. While lowering power consumption and improving instruction per cycle, the 7 nm process technology has doubled the density with up to 64 cores and up to 128 threads – twice the number of cores and threads than the first-generation Zen architecture. Compared to the ‘Naples’ processor architecture, Zen 2 has 32 billion transistors, which makes it one of the most densely-packed chip design ever developed.

Users of Pogo Linux AMD EPYC™ 7002 Series powered servers will experience higher clock speeds for enterprise and data center workloads. Atlas servers built on AMD’s newest family of server processors will better handle the most demanding applications and data center needs, including artificial intelligence (AI), data analytics, high-performance computing (HPC), cloud computing, virtualization, software-defined infrastructure, and big data analytics than previous “Naples” EPYC™ servers.

Atlas Systems with EPYC AMD Server Processors

Known for delivering best-in-class performance with a lower total cost of ownership, Pogo Linux Atlas AMD server systems have provided the processing backbone for a broad range of IT applications and workloads since 1999. The refreshed server line of Atlas 1U thru 4U single- and dual-processor systems equipped with second-generation AMD EPYC™ 7002 Series Processors highlight:

“We’re excited and thankful to have Pogo Linux supporting the launch of AMD EPYC 7002 Series Processors,” said Scott Aylor, corporate vice president and general manager, Datacenter Solutions Group, AMD. “Their Atlas EPYC based solutions are poised to deliver a new standard for modern datacenter customers. With twice the cores, breakthrough performance and embedded security protection, all delivered by a leadership architecture, customers can transform their datacenter operations at the pace of their business.”

“Pogo Linux has a long history of building systems featuring AMD processors going back to the first Athlon and Opteron processors,” said Chris Stevenson, VP Sales & Product Development for Pogo Linux. “Our customers have been asking for upgrades to their existing AMD systems and the new EPYC processors are a huge leap forward. The high core counts and large memory capabilities enable us to build compute-dense Atlas server designs for HPC and Internet customers with applications requiring it for key tasks and caches.”

The redesigned Pogo Linux Atlas servers include four 1U models with single-socket or dual-socket options, and two 2U models with dual-socket system configurations. The price for the 1U models is around $1,800, while the 2U models start at $2,800. All are standard rackmount chassis form-factors and are available now. The full product line of Atlas AMD EPYC™ server systems can be found at www.pogolinux.com/products/amd-epyc-servers

About Atlas AMD EPYC Servers

The Pogo Linux Atlas product line of AMD servers are designed to meet the high-performance computing (HPC), embedded security, and IT value to address modern data center workloads. Featuring 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processors, Atlas servers enable highly-dense computing with support for up to 64 high-performance cores and up to 128 threads per socket. The Atlas server family’s ‘secure by design’ CPU architecture with embedded security and pervasive encryption protects the CPU, data and applications, including up to 500 virtual machines. Experience exceptional performance for value from double the core and thread counts which means a single-socket Atlas AMD EPYC server exceeds the performance-per-socket of a comparable legacy dual-socket server. All Atlas server systems include pre-installed commercial or free Linux distribution operating systems and come with a three-year warranty.

About Pogo Linux

From a single system to an entire data center, Pogo Linux has provided servers, workstations, and storage solutions to universities, corporations, and government institutions for over 20 years. With a focus on custom configurations, cutting-edge technologies, and exceptional support, Pogo has been a trusted advisor to the IT and Open Source communities since 1999. To learn more, visit www.pogolinux.com and follow us on Twitter.