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It's gonna be EPYC!!!!

Tue May 16, 2017 3:44 pm

Yep, AMD just said that the product name for Naples is "Epyc".

One joke per post please!
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Re: It's gonna be EPYC!!!!

Tue May 16, 2017 3:55 pm

Hmm, bad karma. IIRC Epyx is out of business...
 
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Re: It's gonna be EPYC!!!!

Tue May 16, 2017 3:57 pm

chuckula wrote:
Yep, AMD just said that the product name for Naples is "Epyc".

One joke per post please!
Seems a bit... short
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Re: It's gonna be EPYC!!!!

Tue May 16, 2017 11:17 pm

They'd better hope for their sake that reviewers don't find it to be an, ahem, failure.
 
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Re: It's gonna be EPYC!!!!

Wed May 17, 2017 9:27 am

Size of that IHS is certainly epyc.
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Re: It's gonna be EPYC!!!!

Wed May 17, 2017 9:49 am

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They'd better hope for their sake that reviewers don't find it to be an, ahem, failure.

It won't be. It'll be FAYL

I hope not though. I have some shares invested in AMD. But I'll make the joke anyway because it's ridiculous and it must be made.
 
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Re: It's gonna be EPYC!!!!

Wed May 17, 2017 9:50 am

Doesn't seem like a bad name compared ThreadRipper? My biggest gripe would be that "epic" in CPU circles is already attached to a dead horse, Itanium. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Explicitl ... _computing
 
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Re: It's gonna be EPYC!!!!

Wed May 17, 2017 10:11 am

When it comes to Threadripper I can't decide if we should always put a "the" in front of it.

It's kind of like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles where sometimes it's "the Shredder" and other times it's just "Shredder".

I'm going to go with THE Threadripper and then make an annoying reference to OSU.
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Re: It's gonna be EPYC!!!!

Wed May 17, 2017 10:45 am

They never fail to...fail. (AMD Marketing, btw, not AMD as a whole so the fanbois get upset)

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Epyc

FX with different numbering would have been miles better.
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Re: It's gonna be EPYC!!!!

Wed May 17, 2017 10:53 am

DancinJack wrote:
They never fail to...fail. (AMD Marketing, btw, not AMD as a whole so the fanbois get upset)

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FX with different numbering would have been miles better.


It's objectively pretty bad. AMD Marketing is probably in a frenzy because they actually have something to market.

Since they have owned ATI for years now, I'm thinking that the classic ATI naming scheme would be miles better.

What does everyone here think? Ganges/Dumptruck Pro Turbo XL MAXX or Epyc?
 
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Re: It's gonna be EPYC!!!!

Thu May 18, 2017 12:17 am

DancinJack wrote:
They never fail to...fail. (AMD Marketing, btw, not AMD as a whole so the fanbois get upset)

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Epyc

FX with different numbering would have been miles better.


If they had called it Threadrypper it would've at least been a consistent theme. :P
 
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Re: It's gonna be EPYC!!!!

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Re: It's gonna be EPYC!!!!

Thu May 18, 2017 7:44 am

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FX with different numbering would have been miles better.

FX is for consumer chips. I kind of expected them to continue the Opteron branding on the server side, but I suppose they want to emphasize the fact that this is a clean break from their previous designs.
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Re: It's gonna be EPYC!!!!

Fri May 19, 2017 9:02 pm

Dumb name aside, I'm curious what each chip will cost. The E5-2699A Xeons they positioned it against cost about $4K each, but I've got a bad feeling the Epyc chips won't undercut Intels price too much. Any rumors on what the expected cost per-chip is going to be? We've already seen rumors that Threadripper won't be too far south of the price of the i7-6950X it's aimed at.

I'm also curious to see how it stacks up against those Xeons in heavily multi-threaded tasks, that push the CPU and memory controllers to their limits. It would also be sweet if we could use an Optane NVMe card as a "smart cache", but that most likely isn't gonna happen.

I'd love to have a 2P Epyc server with 256-512GB RAM, and a couple of those WD Red Pro HDDs, for running tons of VMs either in Linux or ESXi (the more threads and RAM I can get, the better), but I'm not looking forward to paying almost the price of a nice used car for it. O_o

Depending on how Threadripper and Epyc pan out, I might end up just settling for a Linux workstation built around Threadripper, and just run subsections of the network topologies I'm wanting to test at a time. Man, it would be sweet to run two datacenter designs, along with the DCI, to see how things will work out, though.
 
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Re: It's gonna be EPYC!!!!

Thu May 25, 2017 7:32 am

Terrible naming. Even these would have been better:

Apollo -- Servers/Workstations
Gemeni -- Desktop
Mercury -- Mobile
 
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Re: It's gonna be EPYC!!!!

Thu May 25, 2017 7:40 am

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Terrible naming. Even these would have been better:

Apollo -- Servers/Workstations
Gemeni -- Desktop
Mercury -- Mobile

They're probably already trademarked.
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Re: It's gonna be EPYC!!!!

Thu May 25, 2017 7:49 am

LostCat wrote:
Amiga500+ wrote:
Terrible naming. Even these would have been better:

Apollo -- Servers/Workstations
Gemeni -- Desktop
Mercury -- Mobile

They're probably already trademarked.


Unlikely.

Apollo - greek god
Gemeni - sign of the zodiac & star constellation
Mercury - element & planet

Now, if AMD were to use the convention Apollo 11, Apollo 12 etc etc... then NASA may have a case (if they've trademarked).
 
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Re: It's gonna be EPYC!!!!

Thu May 25, 2017 9:04 am

Epyc... From the same company that brought you the Duron, Sempron, Phenom, Athlon (not so bad but still kinda "what?" when I first heard the brand), Opteron (er..), and more recently, Ryzen and Threadripper. So um, yeah.

Epic (branding) fail. Hope actual product makes up for it. If it helps, just try to remember that a rose by any other name smells just as sweet.
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Re: It's gonna be EPYC!!!!

Thu May 25, 2017 9:07 am

Amiga500+ wrote:
Terrible naming. Even these would have been better:

Apollo -- Servers/Workstations
Gemeni -- Desktop
Mercury -- Mobile


With your handle of "Amiga500+" you might be interested to know that Apollo workstations were a big deal back in the 1980s.

Here's a famous graphics demo rendered on Apollo workstations.
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Re: It's gonna be EPYC!!!!

Thu May 25, 2017 9:12 am

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YouTube Description wrote:
rendered on a network of 108 Apollo Workstations

...and could probably be rendered today on a single mid-range smartphone, in real-time. :wink:
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