AMD EPYC™ 7003 Series processors with AMD 3D V-Cache™ technology triple the amount of L3 cache close to the core compared to standard EPYC 7003 Series MLNX-012, helping deliver faster time-to-results with the world’s highest performance x86 server processor for technical computing. MLNX-032
A server with 2x 64-core AMD EPYC™ 7773X completes up to ~125% max (~96% avg) more
compared to one with 2x 40- core Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8380 on Ansys®
Complete up to 75% max (~37% avg) more FEA explicit solver jobs per day with a 2x 32-core EPYC 7573X powered server compared to a 2x 32-core Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8362 powered server running Altair® Radioss®. MLNX-017
A 1x 16-core AMD EPYC 7373X CPU-based server simulates circuit designs with up to ~1.66x the performance of a 1x EPYC 73F3 CPU-based server running Synopsys VCS® software. MLNX 001A
MLNTCO-021: This scenario contains many assumptions and estimates and, while based on AMD internal research and best approximations, should be considered an example for information purposes only, and not used as a basis for decision making over actual testing. The AMD EPYC™ SERVER VIRTUALIZATION and GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS TCO ESTIMATION TOOL tool compares the 2P AMD EPYC™ and the 2P Intel®
Xeon® server solutions required to deliver 1200 total virtual machines (VM), requiring 1 core and 8GB of memory per VM. The analysis includes both hardware and virtualization software components. Hardware costs (CPU + memory + storage + chassis): The 2P AMD 64 core EPYC_7713 processor used in this solution analysis provides 128 total cores per server, each processor cost $7060 and the server uses 32 x 32GB DIMMs to achieve the minimum required memory footprint, in a 1RU server chassis that cost $2200, and requires 1 server racks. The AMD solution has a total estimated hardware acquisition cost of $217880. The 40 core Intel Xeon Platinum_8380 processor used in this solution analysis provides 80 total cores per server. Each processor cost $8666 and the server uses 16 x 64GB DIMMs to achieve the minimum required memory footprint, in a 2RU server chassis that cost $2500 and requires 2 server racks. The Intel solution has a total estimated hardware acquisition cost of $390060.
OPERATING COSTS: The core assumptions for this analysis are as follows: Cost of power @ $0.12 with kwatts (kW) of power to each rack and a PUE (power usage e¬ectiveness) of 1.7 and a server rack size of 42RU. Each server has 1 hard drives drawing 3 watts each. Server Admin annual salary is $85000 managing 30 physical servers with a salary burden rate of 30%. The VM Admin salary is $85000, with a burden rate of 30% and managing 400 VMs.
AMD has estimated OpEx costs as follows: a hardware admin cost of $110500, a real estate cost of $19440, and a power cost of $40208.4, for a total estimated 3-year TCO cost (hardware cost and operating expense) of $388028 with AMD. Estimated OpEx costs for Intel are: hardware admin cost of $165750, real estate cost of $38880, and power cost of $58704.
HARDWARE TCO: This is the CapEx and OpEx directly associated with the hardware. The AMD EPYC_7713 solution requires 10 - 2P servers with a CapEx of $217880 with a total estimated 3-year TCO cost (CapEx plus OpEx) of $388028. The Intel Platinum_8380 processor requires 15 - 2P servers with a CapEx of $390060 with a total estimated 3-year TCO cost (CapEx plus OpEx) of $653394. The AMD solution has an estimated 41% lower hardware TCO for this virtualization solution, 1 - ($388028 ÷ $653394) = 41%, than the Intel solution.
VIRTUALIZATION TCO: Analysis is based on the following estimates: 3-year Virtualization (hardware, operating, and software cost) for the Intel solution is $2005974 and $1621248 for the AMD solution. This means that the AMD solution is ~19% less expensive over three years. 1 - ($1621248 ÷ $2005974) = 19%. The EPYC solution 1st year TCO is $844816 and the Intel 1st year TCO is $1167418. The AMD solution 1st year TCO per VM of $704.01 where the Intel 1st yr. solution is $972.85. The AMD 1st year TCO per VM is $268.83, or ~28% lower than Intel. The 1st year TCO per VM is calculated by taking the 1-year TCO (hardware, software, and 1st year OpEx) and dividing it by the total number of VMs. The virtualization software used in this analysis is VMware with a VMware® vSphere Enterprise Plus w/ Production support license. This analysis uses license pricing of $5968 per Socket + Core with 3-year support. More information on VMware software can be found @ https://store-us.vmware.com/vmware-vsphere-enterprise-plus-284281000.html.
For 1200 VMs with 1 core(s) per VM, and 8 GB of memory per VM, the Intel Platinum_8380 processor requires 15 servers, and 60 licenses. The AMD EPYC_7713 solution requires 10 servers and 40 licenses. The AMD solution requires 33% fewer servers than the Intel solution.