By Dominic Chopping
Nokia Corp. said Thursday that its backbone networking business has chosen 3rd generation AMD EPYC processors to power servers that deliver cloud-native Nokia software products, expanding the server chip choices available to communications service providers to support communications service providers. improve the performance and energy efficiency of 5G. networks.
The Finnish telecommunications equipment supplier said the announcement represents an extension of Nokia’s broader efforts to accelerate digitization to help the industry reduce its environmental footprint.
Nokia is targeting up to 40% reduction in server power consumption to run core workloads using AMD EPYC processors.
Nokia said CSP customers can purchase the AMD EPYC-powered servers through Nokia or directly from other vendors when they become commercially available in the first half of 2022.
Existing servers using other chips that provide core Nokia software will continue to be available, he added.
Nokia is committed to reducing emissions by 50% by 2030 across its entire value chain, including its own operations, products used, logistics and final assembly supplier factories.
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