AMD Takes High-Performance Datacenter Computing to the Next Horizon

Laun짯ches World셲 first 7nm High-per짯for짯mance GPU for Machi짯ne Lear짯ning and AI; Demons짯tra짯tes World셲 First High-per짯for짯mance 7nm x86 CPU Powered by 쏾en 2 Pro짯ces짯sor Core and Breakth짯rough Chip짯let Design 

Ama짯zon Web Ser짯vices Announ짯ces Imme짯dia짯te Avai짯la짯bi짯li짯ty of AMD EPYC pro짯ces짯sor-powered Ver짯si짯ons of Its Popu짯lar Ins짯tance Families 



AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) today demons짯tra짯ted its total com짯mit짯ment to dat짯a짯cen짯ter com짯pu짯ting inno짯va짯ti짯on at its Next Hori짯zon event in San Fran짯cis짯co by detail짯ing its upco짯ming 7nm com짯pu짯te and gra짯phics pro짯duct port짯fo짯lio desi짯gned to extend the capa짯bi짯li짯ties of the modern dat짯a짯cen짯ter. During the event, AMD shared new spe짯ci짯fics on its upco짯ming 쏾en 2 pro짯ces짯sor core archi짯tec짯tu짯re, detail짯ed its revo짯lu짯tio짯na짯ry chip짯let-based x86 CPU design, laun짯ched the 7nm AMD Rade짯on Instinct꽓 MI60 gra짯phics acce짯le짯ra짯tor and pro짯vi짯ded the first public demons짯tra짯ti짯on of its next-gene짯ra짯ti짯on 7nm EPYC꽓 ser짯ver pro짯ces짯sor code짯na짯med 쏳ome. Ama짯zon Web Ser짯vices (AWS), the world셲 most com짯pre짯hen짯si짯ve and broad짯ly adopted cloud plat짯form com짯pa짯ny, joi짯n짯ed AMD at the event to announ짯ce the avai짯la짯bi짯li짯ty of three of its popu짯lar ins짯tance fami짯lies on the Ama짯zon Ela짯s짯tic Com짯pu짯te Cloud (EC2) powered by the AMD EPYC꽓 processor.

The mul짯ti-year invest짯ments we have made in our dat짯a짯cen짯ter hard짯ware and soft짯ware road짯maps are dri짯ving gro짯wing adop짯ti짯on of our CPUs and GPUs across cloud, enter짯pri짯se and HPC cus짯to짯mers, said Dr. Lisa Su, pre짯si짯dent and CEO, AMD. 쏻e are well posi짯tio짯ned to acce짯le짯ra짯te our momen짯tum as we intro짯du짯ce the industry셲 broa짯dest, most powerful port짯fo짯lio of dat짯a짯cen짯ter CPUs and GPUs fea짯turing indus짯try-lea짯ding 7nm pro짯cess tech짯no짯lo짯gy over the coming quarters.

AMD Compute Architecture Updates

AMD for the first time detail짯ed its upco짯ming 쏾en 2 high-per짯for짯mance x86 CPU pro짯ces짯sor core that is the result of a revo짯lu짯tio짯na짯ry modu짯lar design metho짯do짯lo짯gy. This modu짯lar sys짯tem design uses an enhan짯ced ver짯si짯on of AMD Infi짯ni짯ty Fabric inter짯con짯nect to link sepa짯ra짯te pie짯ces of sili짯con (쐁hip짯lets) within a sin짯gle pro짯ces짯sor packa짯ge. The mul짯ti-chip pro짯ces짯sor uses 7nm pro짯cess tech짯no짯lo짯gy for the 쏾en 2 CPU cores that bene짯fit from the advan짯ced pro짯cess tech짯no짯lo짯gy, while lever짯aging a matu짯re 14nm pro짯cess tech짯no짯lo짯gy for the input/output por짯ti짯on of the chip. The result is much hig짯her per짯for짯mance more CPU cores at the same power, and more cost-effec짯ti짯ve manu짯fac짯tu짯re than tra짯di짯tio짯nal mono짯li짯thic chip designs.

Com짯bi짯ning this breakth짯rough design metho짯do짯lo짯gy with the bene짯fits of TSMC셲 lea짯ding-edge 7nm pro짯cess tech짯no짯lo짯gy, 쏾en 2 deli짯vers signi짯fi짯cant per짯for짯mance, power con짯sump짯ti짯on and den짯si짯ty gene짯ra짯tio짯nal impro짯ve짯ments that can help redu짯ce dat짯a짯cen짯ter ope짯ra짯ting cos짯ts, car짯bon foot짯print and coo짯ling requi짯re짯ments. Other key gene짯ra짯tio짯nal advan짯ces over the award-win짯ning 쏾en core include:

  • An impro짯ved exe짯cu짯ti짯on pipe짯line, fee짯ding its com짯pu짯te engi짯nes more efficiently. 
  • Front-end advan짯ces impro짯ved branch pre짯dic짯tor, bet짯ter ins짯truc짯tion pre-fet짯ching, re-opti짯mi짯zed ins짯truc짯tion cache and lar짯ger op cache.
  • Floa짯ting point enhance짯ments dou짯bled floa짯ting point width to 256-bit and load/store band짯width, increased dispatch/retire band짯width and main짯tai짯ned high through짯put for all modes.
  • Advan짯ced secu짯ri짯ty fea짯tures Hard짯ware-enhan짯ced Spect짯re miti짯ga짯ti짯ons, taking soft짯ware migra짯ti짯on and har짯dening it into the design, and increased fle짯xi짯bi짯li짯ty of memo짯ry encryption.

Mul짯ti짯ple 7nm-based AMD pro짯ducts are now in deve짯lo짯p짯ment, inclu짯ding next-gene짯ra짯ti짯on AMD EPYC CPUs and AMD Rade짯on Instinct GPUs, both of which AMD detail짯ed and demons짯tra짯ted at the event. Addi짯tio짯nal짯ly, the com짯pa짯ny shared that its fol짯low-on 7nm+-based 쏾en 3 and 쏾en 4 x86 core archi짯tec짯tures are on-track.

AMD EPYC Server CPU Updates

Rein짯for짯cing the gro짯wing momen짯tum achie짯ved with its cur짯rent-gene짯ra짯ti짯on AMD EPYC pro짯ces짯sors, Matt Gar짯man, vice pre짯si짯dent of com짯pu짯te ser짯vices at AWS joi짯n짯ed AMD on-stage at the event to announ짯ce the imme짯dia짯te avai짯la짯bi짯li짯ty of the first AMD EPYC pro짯ces짯sor-based ins짯tances on Ama짯zon Ela짯s짯tic Com짯pu짯te Cloud (EC2). Part of AWS셲 popu짯lar ins짯tance fami짯lies, the new AMD EPYC pro짯ces짯sor-powered offe짯rings fea짯ture indus짯try-lea짯ding core den짯si짯ty and memo짯ry band짯width. This results in excep짯tio짯nal per짯for짯mance-per-dol짯lar for gene짯ral pur짯po짯se and memo짯ry-opti짯mi짯zed workloads, dri짯ven by the core den짯si짯ty of AMD EPYC pro짯ces짯sors that offer M5a and T3a cus짯to짯mers a balan짯ce of com짯pu짯te, memo짯ry, and net짯wor짯king resour짯ces for web and appli짯ca짯ti짯on ser짯vers, backend ser짯vers for enter짯pri짯se appli짯ca짯ti짯ons, and test/development envi짯ron짯ments with seam짯less appli짯ca짯ti짯on migra짯ti짯on. For R5a cus짯to짯mers, the memo짯ry band짯width advan짯ta짯ge of AMD EPYC pro짯ces짯sors is ide짯al for in-memo짯ry pro짯ces짯sing, data mining, and dyna짯mic data processing.

AMD also dis짯c짯lo짯sed new details and deli짯ver짯ed per짯for짯mance pre짯views of its next-gene짯ra짯ti짯on EPYC pro짯ces짯sors code짯na짯med 쏳ome:

  • Pro짯ces짯sor enhance짯ments inclu짯ding up to 64 쏾en 2 cores, increased ins짯truc짯tions-per-cycle1 and lea짯der짯ship com짯pu짯te, I/O and memo짯ry band짯width2.
  • Plat짯form enhance짯ments inclu짯ding the industry셲 first PCIe 4.0멵apable x86 ser짯ver pro짯ces짯sor with dou짯ble the band짯width per chan짯nel3 to dra짯ma짯ti짯cal짯ly impro짯ve dat짯a짯cen짯ter acce짯le짯ra짯tor performance.
  • Dou짯ble the com짯pu짯te per짯for짯mance per socket4 and four times the floa짯ting point per짯for짯mance per socketcom짯pared to cur짯rent AMD EPYC processors.
  • Socket com짯pa짯ti짯bi짯li짯ty with today셲 AMD EPYC ser짯ver platforms.

AMD demons짯tra짯ted the per짯for짯mance and plat짯form advan짯ta짯ges of its next-gene짯ra짯ti짯on EPYC pro짯ces짯sor with two demos during the event:

  • A pre-pro짯duc짯tion sin짯gle-socket next-gene짯ra짯ti짯on AMD EPYC pro짯ces짯sor out짯per짯forming a com짯mer짯ci짯al짯ly available top-of-the-line Intel dual pro짯ces짯sor Xeon ser짯ver run짯ning the com짯pu짯ta짯tio짯nal짯ly-inten짯si짯ve, indus짯try stan짯dard 쏞멢ay bench짯mark6.
  • The industry셲 first x86 PCIe 4.0멵apable plat짯form demo, fea짯turing a Rade짯on Instinct MI60 pro짯ces짯sor to acce짯le짯ra짯te image recognition.

Rome is sam짯pling with cus짯to짯mers now and is expec짯ted to be the world셲 first high-per짯for짯mance x86 7nm CPU.

AMD Datacenter Graphics Updates

AMD laun짯ched the world셲 first 7nm GPUs and the industry셲 only hard짯ware-vir짯tua짯li짯zed GPUs the AMD Rade짯on Instinct MI60 and MI50  which are sche짯du짯led to ship to cus짯to짯mers this quar짯ter. The짯se new gra짯phics cards are based on the high-per짯for짯mance, fle짯xi짯ble 쏺ega archi짯tec짯tu짯re and are spe짯ci짯fi짯cal짯ly desi짯gned for machi짯ne lear짯ning and arti짯fi짯ci짯al intel짯li짯gence (AI), deli짯ve짯ring hig짯her levels of floa짯ting-point per짯for짯mance7, grea짯ter effi짯ci짯en짯ci짯esand new fea짯tures for dat짯a짯cen짯ter deploy짯ments. A live demons짯tra짯ti짯on during the event show짯ed the flag짯ship AMD Rade짯on Instinct MI60 run짯ning real-time trai짯ning, infe짯rence and image classification.

In addi짯ti짯on to new hard짯ware announce짯ments AMD also announ짯ced ROCm 2.0, a new ver짯si짯on of its open soft짯ware plat짯form for acce짯le짯ra짯ted com짯pu짯ting that includes new math libra짯ri짯es, broa짯der soft짯ware frame짯work sup짯port, and opti짯mi짯zed deep lear짯ning ope짯ra짯ti짯ons. ROCm 2.0 has also been upstrea짯med for Linux ker짯nel dis짯tri짯bu짯ti짯ons, exten짯ding ROCm access to mil짯li짯ons of Linux deve짯lo짯pers and users. Desi짯gned for sca짯le, ROCm allows cus짯to짯mers to deploy high-per짯for짯mance, ener짯gy-effi짯ci짯ent hete짯ro짯ge짯neous com짯pu짯ting sys짯tems in an open environment.

Pre짯sen짯ta짯ti짯ons from the event are available now on at A full replay will be available within 12 hours and will remain available for appro짯xi짯m짯ate짯ly one year.

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Cautionary Statement  

This press release con짯ta짯ins for짯ward-loo짯king state짯ments con짯cer짯ning Advan짯ced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) inclu짯ding the fea짯tures, func짯tion짯a짯li짯ty, avai짯la짯bi짯li짯ty, timing, deploy짯ment and expec짯ta짯ti짯ons of AMD future pro짯ducts and tech짯no짯lo짯gies, inclu짯ding 쏾en 2, 쏾en 3, 쏾en 4, 쏳ome, AMD Rade짯on Instinct꽓 MI60 and MI50 acce짯le짯ra짯tors and the ROCm 2.0 open soft짯ware plat짯form; AMD dri짯ving gro짯wing adop짯ti짯on in its CPUs and GPUs across cloud, enter짯pri짯se and HPC cus짯to짯mers; AMD being well posi짯tio짯ned to acce짯le짯ra짯te its momen짯tum through the intro짯duc짯tion of AMD셲 dat짯a짯cen짯ter port짯fo짯lio in the coming quar짯ters; and expec짯ted bene짯fits from EPYC꽓 based AWS R5, M5 and T3 ins짯tances, which are made pur짯su짯ant to the Safe Har짯bor pro짯vi짯si짯ons of the Pri짯va짯te Secu짯ri짯ties Liti짯ga짯ti짯on Reform Act of 1995. For짯ward-loo짯king state짯ments are com짯mon짯ly iden짯ti짯fied by words such as 쐗ould, 쐇ntends, 쐀elie짯ves, 쐃xpects, 쐌ay, 쐗ill, 쐓hould, 쐓eeks, 쐇ntends, 쐏lans, 쐏ro for짯ma, 쐃sti짯ma짯tes, 쏿nti짯ci짯pa짯tes, or the nega짯ti짯ve of the짯se words and phra짯ses, other varia짯ti짯ons of the짯se words and phra짯ses or com짯pa짯ra짯ble ter짯mi짯no짯lo짯gy. Inves짯tors are cau짯tio짯ned that the for짯ward-loo짯king state짯ments in this docu짯ment are based on cur짯rent beliefs, assump짯ti짯ons and expec짯ta짯ti짯ons, speak only as of the date of this docu짯ment and invol짯ve risks and uncer짯tain짯ties that could cau짯se actu짯al results to dif짯fer mate짯ri짯al짯ly from cur짯rent expec짯ta짯ti짯ons. Such state짯ments are sub짯ject to cer짯tain known and unknown risks and uncer짯tain짯ties, many of which are dif짯fi짯cult to pre짯dict and gene짯ral짯ly bey짯ond AMD셲 con짯trol, that could cau짯se actu짯al results and other future events to dif짯fer mate짯ri짯al짯ly from tho짯se expres짯sed in, or impli짯ed or pro짯jec짯ted by, the for짯ward-loo짯king infor짯ma짯ti짯on and state짯ments. Mate짯ri짯al fac짯tors that could cau짯se actu짯al results to dif짯fer mate짯ri짯al짯ly from cur짯rent expec짯ta짯ti짯ons include, wit짯hout limi짯ta짯ti짯on, the fol짯lo짯wing: Intel Corporation셲 domi짯nan짯ce of the micro짯pro짯ces짯sor mar짯ket and its aggres짯si짯ve busi짯ness prac짯ti짯ces may limit AMD셲 abili짯ty to com짯pe짯te effec짯tively; AMD has a wafer sup짯p짯ly agree짯ment with GF with obli짯ga짯ti짯ons to purcha짯se all of its micro짯pro짯ces짯sor and APU pro짯duct requi짯re짯ments, and a cer짯tain por짯ti짯on of its GPU pro짯duct requi짯re짯ments, from GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc. (GF) with limi짯t짯ed excep짯ti짯ons. If GF is not able to satis짯fy AMD셲 manu짯fac짯tu짯ring requi짯re짯ments, its busi짯ness could be adver짯se짯ly impac짯ted; AMD reli짯es on third par짯ties to manu짯fac짯tu짯re its pro짯ducts, and if they are unable to do so on a time짯ly basis in suf짯fi짯ci짯ent quan짯ti짯ties and using com짯pe짯ti짯ti짯ve tech짯no짯lo짯gies, AMD셲 busi짯ness could be mate짯ri짯al짯ly adver짯se짯ly affec짯ted; fail짯ure to achie짯ve expec짯ted manu짯fac짯tu짯ring yields for AMD셲 pro짯ducts could nega짯tively impact its finan짯cial results; the suc짯cess of AMD셲 busi짯ness is depen짯dent upon its abili짯ty to intro짯du짯ce pro짯ducts on a time짯ly basis with fea짯tures and per짯for짯mance levels that pro짯vi짯de value to its cus짯to짯mers while sup짯port짯ing and coin짯ci짯ding with signi짯fi짯cant indus짯try tran짯si짯ti짯ons; if AMD can짯not gene짯ra짯te suf짯fi짯ci짯ent reve짯nue and ope짯ra짯ting cash flow or obtain exter짯nal finan짯cing, it may face a cash short짯fall and be unable to make all of its plan짯ned invest짯ments in rese짯arch and deve짯lo짯p짯ment or other stra짯te짯gic invest짯ments; the loss of a signi짯fi짯cant cus짯to짯mer may have a mate짯ri짯al adver짯se effect on AMD; AMD셲 receipt of reve짯nue from its semi-cus짯tom SoC pro짯ducts is depen짯dent upon its tech짯no짯lo짯gy being desi짯gned into third-par짯ty pro짯ducts and the suc짯cess of tho짯se pro짯ducts; AMD pro짯ducts may be sub짯ject to secu짯ri짯ty vul짯nerabi짯li짯ties that could have a mate짯ri짯al adver짯se effect on AMD; data brea짯ches and cyber-attacks could com짯pro짯mi짯se AMD셲 intellec짯tu짯al pro짯per짯ty or other sen짯si짯ti짯ve infor짯ma짯ti짯on, be cos짯t짯ly to reme짯dia짯te and cau짯se signi짯fi짯cant dama짯ge to its busi짯ness and repu짯ta짯ti짯on; AMD셲 ope짯ra짯ting results are sub짯ject to quar짯ter짯ly and sea짯so짯nal sales pat짯terns; glo짯bal eco짯no짯mic uncer짯tain짯ty may adver짯se짯ly impact AMD셲 busi짯ness and ope짯ra짯ting results; AMD may not be able to gene짯ra짯te suf짯fi짯ci짯ent cash to ser짯vice its debt obli짯ga짯ti짯ons or meet its working capi짯tal requi짯re짯ments; AMD has a lar짯ge amount of indeb짯ted짯ness which could adver짯se짯ly affect its finan짯cial posi짯ti짯on and pre짯vent it from imple짯men짯ting its stra짯tegy or ful짯fil짯ling its con짯trac짯tu짯al obli짯ga짯ti짯ons; the agree짯ments gover짯ning AMD셲 notes and the Secu짯red Revol짯ving Line of Cre짯dit impo짯se rest짯ric짯tions on AMD that may adver짯se짯ly affect its abili짯ty to ope짯ra짯te its busi짯ness; the mar짯kets in which AMD셲 pro짯ducts are sold are high짯ly com짯pe짯ti짯ti짯ve; AMD셲 issu짯an짯ce to West Coast Hitech L.P. (WCH) of war짯rants to purcha짯se 75 mil짯li짯on shares of its com짯mon stock, if and when exer짯cis짯ed, will dilute the owner짯ship inte짯rests of its exis짯ting stock짯hol짯ders, and the con짯ver짯si짯on of the 2.125% Con짯ver짯ti짯ble Seni짯or Notes due 2026 may dilute the owner짯ship inte짯rest of its exis짯ting stock짯hol짯ders, or may other짯wi짯se depress the pri짯ce of its com짯mon stock; uncer짯tain짯ties invol짯ving the orde짯ring and ship짯ment of AMD셲 pro짯ducts could mate짯ri짯al짯ly adver짯se짯ly affect it; the demand for AMD셲 pro짯ducts depends in part on the mar짯ket con짯di짯ti짯ons in the indus짯tries into which they are sold. Fluc짯tua짯tions in demand for AMD셲 pro짯ducts or a mar짯ket decli짯ne in any of the짯se indus짯tries could have a mate짯ri짯al adver짯se effect on its results of ope짯ra짯ti짯ons; AMD셲 abili짯ty to design and intro짯du짯ce new pro짯ducts in a time짯ly man짯ner is depen짯dent upon third-par짯ty intellec짯tu짯al pro짯per짯ty; AMD depends on third-par짯ty com짯pa짯nies for the design, manu짯fac짯tu짯re and sup짯p짯ly of mother짯boards, soft짯ware and other com짯pu짯ter plat짯form com짯pon짯ents to sup짯port its busi짯ness; if AMD loses Micro짯soft Corporation셲 sup짯port for its pro짯ducts or other soft짯ware ven짯dors do not design and deve짯lop soft짯ware to run on AMD셲 pro짯ducts, its abili짯ty to sell its pro짯ducts could be mate짯ri짯al짯ly adver짯se짯ly affec짯ted; and AMD셲 reli짯ance on third-par짯ty dis짯tri짯bu짯tors and AIB part짯ners sub짯jects it to cer짯tain risks.  Inves짯tors are urged to review in detail the risks and uncer짯tain짯ties in AMD셲 Secu짯ri짯ties and Exch짯an짯ge Com짯mis짯si짯on filings, inclu짯ding but not limi짯t짯ed to AMD셲 Quar짯ter짯ly Report on Form 10멡 for the quar짯ter ended Sep짯tem짯ber 29, 2018.