Baidu chooses AMD EPYC to power its Data Centres

Leading Chinese language Internet search provider Baidu has selected AMD to power its AI, big data, and cloud computing services. The company expects to deploy AMD EPYC single-socket processors across its global data centres commencing Q1 2018.

“By offering outstanding performance in single-processor systems, the AMD EPYC platform provides flexibility and high-performance in our data centre, which allows Baidu to deliver more efficient services to our customers,” said Liu Chao, senior director, Baidu System Technologies Department.

“Baidu’s mission is to make a complex world simpler through technology, and we are constantly looking to discover and apply the latest cutting-edge technologies, innovations, and solutions to business. AMD EPYC processors provide Baidu with a new level of energy efficient and powerful computing capability,” he added.

“Baidu is a long-recognized pioneer in datacenter innovations, and with their adoption of AMD EPYC they continue down that path by leveraging our single-socket innovations to power their ABC strategy,” said Scott Aylor, corporate vice president, and general manager, AMD Enterprise Solutions.

According to AMD, EPYC processors support 128 lanes of PCIe connectivity and can deliver 2.6X the I/O density of competitive solutions. EPYC single-processor package performance was a deciding factor in the selection by Baidu.

Since introduction, AMD EPYC processors have pushed the company forward equally in the enterprise space as it has gained with Vega and Zen in consumer. To date, AMD has scored notable wins for EPYC with HP, Microsoft and now Baidu.