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Are you interested in a AMD CPU for Linode? Assuming as both optional and additional to Intel CPU.
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 Post subject: AMD CPU
PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2018 3:17 pm 
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Hi all Linode enthusiasts :)

How about AMD CPU for Linode as an option? Who would be interested in this? You're welcome to vote above.

Feel really free to use any CPU to your liking for your Linode servers. This post is just a suggestion.

Speaking for myself, I trust AMD more than Intel. Mostly because AMD have a stronger track record with security. Including acknowledging their security challenges, then take ownership of those, after this take adaptive actions to secure their CPU. Compare to Intel, who often do not acknowledge their security challenges, often do not take ownership, and are slower to take adaptive actions to secure their CPU. For those main reasons we really do not trust Intel. Related articles at:
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/01/0 ... notations/
___Archived at https://archive.fo/2Ikx5
• Linus Torvalds, the author of Linux at https://lkml.org/lkml/2018/1/3/797
___Archived at https://archive.li/srm64

A few comments at https://blog.linode.com/2018/05/17/upda ... r-linodes/
mentioned that their Linode CPU was upgrade from Intel to AMD. That sounds great. Unfortunately AMD is not available at all Linode data centers. According to Linode support, only a few Dallas hosts up are in rotation and running AMD. And more or less random at this time.

In the future, if Linode decides to offer AMD or an open source CPU for all their data centers, we look forward to that

Even better than AMD would be an open source CPU. Seems this would align with Linode' values. All are welcome to join the other discussion and vote about open source CPU at viewtopic.php?f=7&t=16263


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 Post subject: Re: AMD CPU
PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2018 4:25 pm 
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Linode already has AMD EPYC cpus sprinked into their mix. A few of my Centmin Mod users have reported seeing AMD EPYC 7451 and EPYC 7501 and Intel Xeon Gold 6148 Scalable cpus on Linode in some datacenters https://community.centminmod.com/thread ... pus.12642/ :)

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 Post subject: Re: AMD CPU
PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2018 5:12 pm 
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Thanks for the information centminmod :) Interesting read.

In addition to AMD stronger track record with security, compare to Intel. According to STH's benchmarks, AMD EPYC often score higher or the highest. Compare to Intel Xeon Gold.
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Source and more benchmark results at https://www.servethehome.com/intel-xeon ... -review/2/
Archived at https://archive.fo/RYbHE

According to eva2000, STH benchmarks assume lots of multi-threaded. And the AMD EPYC best performance are with Linux Kernels 4.15+ and Linode uses 4.15+ Kernels by default.


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