From the latest news coverage, corporate announcements, and much more, these blogs offer information about how AMD is driving innovation in high-performance computing, graphics and visualization technologies.
After achieving in 2020 the AMD 25x20 Energy Efficiency Goal for mobile processors, the company’s engineers were hungry for a new, bold challenge in processor energy efficiency to benefit customers and our world, which we have now identified. By 2025, AMD aims to deliver a 30x increase in energy efficiency in the rapidly growing Artificial Intelligence (AI) and High-Performance Computing (HPC) space. The goal focuses on accelerated compute nodes in the data center using AMD CPUs and AMD GPU Accelerators for AI training and HPC applications.
For this year’s AMD Virtual Day of Service, we asked employees around the world to share the causes they are passionate about and how AMD has supported them in giving back to their communities. The pandemic created unique challenges to volunteering and AMD is extremely proud of AMDers’ devotion to finding alternative virtual ways to elevate their communities.
A year ago today, AMD announced the AMD COVID-19 HPC Fund. We donated products and expertise to leading institutions to accelerate medical research on COVID-19 and to improve our ability to respond to future global health crises.
Today, one year later, 23 grantees across seven countries are benefitting from the fund, which has grown to $20M in total market value. With 12 petaflops of total supercomputing capacity now awarded, the combined compute capacity donated through the AMD COVID-19 HPC Fund would rank among the fastest supercomputers in the world according to the most recent Top500 list.
Fast Company featured AMD as a Most Innovative Company in the Consumer Electronics sector. Read the latest blog from AMD CMO John Taylor as he reflects on the innovation AMD brings to a broad set of consumer products and experiences.
Remote working was already on pace to become the new norm, however recent events across the globe have certainly accelerated that transition. Whether it is employees working from home, students engaging in distance learning, or family and friends catching up using web and video conferencing, there is in fact a new normal emerging: remote connectivity and collaboration.
I wanted to follow up on what I shared, specifically when it comes to consumer and commercial PCs. I would be remiss to not acknowledge the shift the coronavirus pandemic has brought, including a change in how many people view the PC. While smart phones have seen impressive advances over the past few years, the need for PCs to work, learn and play is not going away.
Six years ago, AMD announced an ambitious project: the 25x20 initiative. It represented AMD’s vision to strengthen the energy efficiency of our mobile processors with graphics (APUs) by 25X by the year 2020. Today we are proud to announce that the award-winning AMD RyzenTM 4000 Series mobile processors significantly exceed our goal with a final energy efficiency of up to 31.7X our baseline.