AMD recently launched their second generation of EPYC processors based on the Zen 2 architecture, which heavily outperform not only their predecessors but also the Xeon competition from Intel, leading to announcements such as the one from the UK government that it will be using AMD’s EPYC series of processors for ARCHER2, which is expected to be the most powerful supercomputer of its kind.
If you look at the charts released by AMD, you will realize that it wasn’t a very difficult choice for them:
These numbers are absolutely crazy, but only for a reason. Large corporations are often rigid and rarely tend to change the way they do things, but this deal is too good to pass up on and is more than justifiable for any company to change up.
While AMD is winning out on a lot of contracts, Intel is bound to take action as soon as possible. When that happens and the CPU wars take place, regardless of who wins between Intel and AMD, the true winners will be the customers.