The large information out of AMD was the launch of Zen, the brand new high-performance core that’s designed to underpin the product roadmap for the following few generations of merchandise. To a lot fanfare, AMD launched client stage components primarily based on Zen, referred to as Ryzen, earlier this yr. There was loads of dialogue within the client area about these components and the competitiveness, and regardless of the column inches devoted to it, Ryzen wasn’t designed to be the large story this yr. That was left to their server technology of merchandise, that are designed to take a sizeable market share and reinvigorate AMD’s backside line on the finance sheet. A number of weeks in the past AMD introduced the naming of the brand new line of enterprise-class processors, referred to as EPYC, and right this moment marks the official launch with configurations as much as 32 cores and 64 threads per processor. We additionally received an perception into a number of options of the design, together with the AMD Infinity Cloth.