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Infinity Fabric

Tom LiAugust 14, 2017

Infinity Fabric, the successor to AMD HyperTransport, is a high speed interlink used for data exchange between the CPU, PCIe, I/O, and memory. Infinity Fabric is also used for intra-die data communications as well, linking together multiple CCX (CPU Complexes) within the AMD Ryzen, Threadripper, and Epyc CPUs.

AMD’s Infinity Fabric design consists of two distinct parts: Scalable Control Fabric (SCF) and Scalable Data Fabric (SDF). The SCF includes power management, security, and anything involving maintaining the operation of the chip while the SDF is what ties the memory and the compute components together. As such, the latency of the SDF must be low enough to minimize effects of the inter-die data exchange, and it must be designed to be scalable to support multiple dies. AMD claims that the SDF can perfectly scale up to 64 cores.

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