March 02, 2020 1:00PM
When Bloom filters don't bloom
Last month finally I had an opportunity to use Bloom filters. I became fascinated with the promise of this data structure, but I quickly realized it had some drawbacks. This blog post is the tale of my brief love affair with Bloom filters....
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March 01, 2020 1:00PM
Why Cloudflare Chose AMD EPYC for Gen X Servers
Looking back at this week's posts on the design, specifications, and performance of Cloudflare’s Gen X servers using AMD CPUs. Every server can run every service. This architectural decision has helped us achieve higher efficiency across the Cloudflare network....
February 28, 2020 2:00PM
Securing Memory at EPYC Scale
At Cloudflare, we encrypt data both in transit (on the network) and at rest (on the disk). Both practices address some of the most common vectors used to exfiltrate information and these measures serve to protect sensitive data from attackers but, what about data currently in use?...
February 27, 2020 2:00PM
Gen X Performance Tuning
We have partnered with AMD to get the best performance out of this processor and today, we are highlighting our tuning efforts that led to an additional 6% performance. Thermal design power (TDP) and dynamic power, amongst others, play a critical role when tuning a system....
February 26, 2020 12:00PM
Impact of Cache Locality
Our Gen X servers process more requests per second per core than our previous fleet. The AMD 2nd Gen EPYC 7642 processor’s large L3 cache minimizes L3 cache misses, and the time-savings add up quickly....