AMD EPYC powers Dropbox through its data centre refresh

The single-socket processors offer more power than previously available in single-socket configurations

Dropbox has implemented AMD's single-socket EPYC to modernise, futureproof and boost its infrastructure in response to increasingly demanding customer workloads.

The cloud firm explained it's picking up AMD's EPYC 7351P one-socket processor servers to support its future growth and make its infrastructure more robust as businesses expect more from their cloud storage and collaboration platforms.

“AMD EPYC is a compelling processor option for our compute technology, providing Dropbox with the technical specifications required to support the workloads that matter to teams and our individual users,” said Rami Aljamal, head of hardware engineering and supply chain at Dropbox. “We are excited to deploy EPYC processors and look forward to working closely with AMD in the future.”

The EPYC 7351P is a 16-core/32-thread processor offering base speeds of 2.5GHz with a boost up to 2.9GHz. It offers a TDP range of 155 to 170W and each processor can support up to 2TB of DDR4 RAM over eight memory channels, ensuring it can stand up to the demands of customers without requiring a second socket.

AMD launched its flexible chips a year ago, with its single-socket design allowing the company to offer high performance usually only available from a dual-socket design in a revolutionary configuration.

"The AMD EPYC 7000 series delivers compelling options for the Dropbox offering, meeting performance demands throughout evaluation, qualification and deployment," Scott Aylor, corporate vice president and general manager of AMD's  datacenter and embedded solutions business said in a blog post. "With 16 high-performance cores on the EPYC 7351P processor and leading-edge memory bandwidth, AMD continues to drive a strong balance of compute and connectivity while eliminating the need for a second socket."

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