Nokia Core Networks use AMD EPYC processors to drive energy efficiency

Nokia announced that its Core Networks business is using 3rd Gen AMD EPYC processors to power the servers that deliver Nokia Core software products to drive and energy efficiency improvements of 5G networks.
AMD EPYC processors
The announcement represents an extension of Nokia’s efforts to accelerate digitalization to help the ICT industry reduce its environmental footprint and to support other industries becoming more resource efficient.

Nokia is targeting up to 40 percent reduction in server power consumption to run Core workloads using AMD EPYC processors.

Nokia SP customers can buy AMD EPYC powered servers through Nokia or direct from other suppliers when they become commercially available during the first half of 2022. Existing servers using other chips that deliver Nokia Core software will continue to be available.

Nokia has committed to decreasing its emissions by 50 percent by 2030 across its value chain, including its own operations, products in use, logistics, and final assembly supplier factories.

“With our unique capability to offer high core counts in an energy efficient package, we are enabling outstanding performance for telco and 5G workloads,” Dan McNamara, SVP & GM, EPYC, Server, AMD said.

“Through the latest generation of AMD EPYC processors and Nokia’s cloud-native Core software, we are helping SPs shrink the carbon footprint of their networks,” Fran Heeran, SVP & Head of Core Networks, Cloud and Network Services at Nokia, said.