The Lv2s in question will be in use in Microsoft’s data centers for a variety of tasks. Among other things, they run on storage instances, databases, and Apache Spark server. Microsoft works here with the so-called Olympus design, which was originally developed as part of the Open Compute project. In these Intel Xeons with additional FPGA module can optionally be used.
For AMD, of course, the job from Redmond is an extremely important success. After all, the company has virtually had no chance against Intel for years. The booming business with data center operators investing heavily in infrastructure development largely bypassed the smaller processor vendor.
Accordingly, much hope now lies in the Epyc, in which the new Zen architecture should ensure a big leap forward. The chips should finally make it possible to re-connect to the good old days when AMD was a power with its Opteron chips in the server segment. At that time, you could occasionally gain up to 25 percent market share here. Even if it’s only approximately in that direction, that would be a huge economic gain for the company.