Microsoft and AMD announce Azure HBv3 VMs with Milan-X processors for improved performance



Microsoft Azure AMD HBv3 Milan-X

AMD today announced the 3rd Gen AMD EPYC processors with AMD 3D V-Cache, codenamed “Milan-X,” offering a 50% average performance uplift across targeted technical computing workloads. These processors deliver improved performance, scaling efficiency, and cost-effectiveness of various memory performance-bound workloads. Microsoft today announced the preview of Azure HBv3 virtual machines enhanced by 3rd Gen AMD EPYC processors.

Compared to the current HBv3-series with 3rd Gen AMD EPYC processors, customers will experience up to:

  • 80 percent higher performance for CFD
  • 60 percent higher performance for EDA RTL
  • 50 percent higher performance for explicit FEA
  • 19 percent higher performance for weather simulation

Microsoft also announced that all HBv3-series VMs globally will be upgraded with Milan-X processors. There will be no additional cost for customers for this processor upgrade.

Source: Microsoft

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