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.
This holiday season gave me time to reflect on 2021 and anticipate 2022. The joy I felt at seeing and spending time with loved ones was accompanied by a deep sense of pride in what my team and I accomplished in 2021 and a renewed determination to carry our successes forward into 2022 as we continue enabling the AMD EPYC ecosystem.
Founded in 1969 as a Silicon Valley start-up, the AMD journey began with dozens of employees focused on leading-edge semiconductor products. From those modest beginnings, AMD has grown into a global company achieving many important industry firsts along the way. AMD today develops high-performance computing and visualization products to solve some of the world’s toughest and most interesting challenges.
`Healthcare increasingly relies on complex, distributed, and secure IT infrastructures spanning functions and geographic locations to deliver cutting-edge patient care and medical research. AMD EPYC™ processors are uniquely suited to help meet the performance and security needs of this regulated sector.
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.
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.
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.