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Video: AMD Steps up with renewed focus on High Performance Computing

AMD President and CEO Dr. Lisa Su

In this video from CES 2019, AMD President and CEO Dr. Lisa Su describes how the new AMD EPYC processors are changing the game for High Performance Computing.

This is an incredible time to be in technology as the industry pushes the envelope on high-performance computing to solve the biggest challenges we face together,” said Su. “At AMD, we made big bets several years ago to accelerate the pace of innovation for high-performance computing, and 2019 will be an inflection point for the industry as we bring these new products to market. From our 7nm Radeon graphics chips to our next-generation 7nm AMD Ryzen and AMD EYPC processors, it’s going to be an exciting year for AMD and the industry.”

Su’s keynote focused on solving the world’s toughest and most interesting challenges through high-performance computing and graphics innovation. From bringing a storyteller’s vision to life through digital characters, to helping communities come together through a shared love of gaming, to solving some of our toughest challenges in the realms of education, healthcare, climate change and energy solutions, AMD sees incredible opportunities to apply more powerful computing technologies to solve some of society’s toughest problems.

AMD Server Updates

According to Su, the AMD EPYC datacenter processor had a tremendous first year, winning in the biggest cloud environments, and amassing more than 50 EPYC-based platforms shipping from leading server providers.

Su showed the world’s first 7nm datacenter CPU, codenamed “Rome,” based on the “Zen 2” x86 core. Su revealed the real-world power of the next generation of AMD EPYC by demonstrating a step-function increase in datacenter processor performance using the scientific application NAMD, which simulates large bio-molecular systems. The demonstration compared a single pre-production EPYC “Rome” processor to two high-end Intel Xeon Platinum 8180 processors, and the single next-generation EPYC processor delivered approximately 15% higher performance. By using EPYC-based systems, AMD is helping scientists to advance their research and get closer to finding the next big solutions.

The AMD EPYC “Rome” processor is on track to start shipping in mid-2019.

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