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Lenovo launches servers powered by 4th Gen AMD processors
Thu, 17th Nov 2022
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Lenovo has introduced 21 new ThinkSystem and ThinkAgile V3 servers powered by 4th Gen AMD EPYC processors, extending breakthrough performance and industry-leading efficiency to more businesses than ever with its broadest AMD-based smart infrastructure portfolio to date. 

The solutions, part of Lenovo's recently announced Infrastructure Solutions V3 portfolio, will equip customers of all sizes with the ability to run high-performance computing, artificial intelligence (AI) and traditional workloads across the edge and multi-cloud environments smarter, faster, and more efficiently.

“With the launch of our new range of ThinkSystem and ThinkAgile V3 servers, we continue to deliver on our promise of offering smarter technology that is most efficient, reliable, and industry leading,” says Sumir Bhatia, President Asia Pacific, Lenovo. 

“Our 30 years of innovation legacy combined with AMD EPYC Processors will enable seamless and efficient IT modernization that businesses can leverage to optimize and improve ROI. Additionally, our new ThinkSystem high-density server brings 4th Gen EPYC servers and Lenovo Neptune Direct Water Cooling technology to drive sustainable computing and help businesses achieve their ESG goals. We are excited to see the oncoming of the next era of IT.”

As the proliferation of big data fuels the demand for computing everywhere, Lenovo is helping customers modernize their data centre IT architecture. 

The Lenovo ThinkSystem V3 servers with 4th Gen AMD EPYC processors are the industry’s most reliable and high performing, with added security. 

Lenovo and AMD have amassed approximately 100 world records across a broad range of workloads, more than 2x the nearest competitor. 

With AMD EPYC 9004 Series processors, Lenovo ThinkSystem servers support up to 96 cores and 6TB of memory per CPU, accelerating the speed of business across a broad spectrum of industry applications, including financial services, manufacturing and retail. 

For example, Cyllene, an IT company based in Paris that provides digital transformation services and IT consulting, leverages Lenovo ThinkSystem servers with AMD EPYC processors to achieve better business and efficiency outcomes.

As part of its ongoing commitment to enabling more sustainable computing and helping customers achieve their sustainability goals, Lenovo also announced next-generation Lenovo Neptune warm water cooling with the new Lenovo ThinkSystem SD665 V3, a high-density server based on AMD’s 4th generation EPYC processor.

The server uses Neptune water cooling to capture up to 98% of the system heat and reduce power consumption by up to 40%. 

The new Lenovo Neptune Liquid Assisted Cooling solution also helps customers maximize data centre efficiency with CPU cooling capabilities, ideal for legacy air-cooled data centres. 

Lenovo ThinkSystem servers with AMD EPYC processors now deliver the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) for energy efficiency, with pre-defined tuning parameters for maximum performance and energy efficiency.  

Additionally, Lenovo is making available CO2 Offset Services across its ThinkSystem Server portfolio, allowing customers to mitigate the carbon impact of their data centre gear immediately.

 “4th Gen AMD EPYC processors continue to raise the bar for workload performance in the modern data center while simultaneously delivering exceptional energy efficiency,” says Ram Peddibhotla, Corporate Vice President, EPYC product management, AMD. 

“4th Gen AMD EPYC processors, on Lenovo ThinkSystem and ThinkAgile V3 servers, will transform our joint customers’ data centre operations by accelerating time to value, driving lower total cost of ownership, and helping enterprises to address their sustainability goals.”

With this announcement, Lenovo has launched 14 new ThinkAgile HCI Solutions with 4th Gen AMD EPYC processors, ideal for hybrid-cloud and virtualization solutions, helping customers consolidate their IT and simplify management.  

New Lenovo ThinkAgile VX Solutions with AMD EPYC enable public cloud-like simplicity in a private or hybrid cloud environment, delivering new performance levels, scalability, resiliency, and clarity with high-performance storage devices. It offers exceptional performance and provides simplified operations, increased workload density, more robust data protection, and seamless cloud application to enable a true hybrid architecture.

Through these optimized solutions, enterprise customers of all sizes can flexibly deploy and manage local, hybrid or multi-cloud environments while accelerating computing power to help solve humanity's most significant challenges.

Modern IT infrastructures must be fortified against increasingly sophisticated security threats and support the highest levels of business continuity. 

Lenovo’s enhanced ThinkShield and ThinkAgile security capabilities leverage AMD Infinity Guard, a unique advancement that helps businesses defend against internal and external data threats while helping to mitigate threats during software processing.

Lenovo ThinkSystem servers with 4th Gen AMD EPYC processors also help keep data secure, whether in use, flight, or store. 

The AMD Security by Design approach includes state-of-the-art features and a silicon-embedded security subsystem to help protect data. 

Lenovo’s enhanced ThinkShield Security provides the industry’s modern infrastructure security capabilities for fortified IT resiliency, compliant with the industry’s stringent security standards. 

The AMD EPYC processors also help enable innovative technology like Confidential Computing with a dedicated, fully integrated on-die security processor.