New AMD-Powered Supercomputers Unleash Discovery and Accelerate Innovation

—Law­rence Liver­mo­re Natio­nal Labo­ra­to­ries Picks AMD EPYC™ Pro­ces­sors and AMD Rade­on™ Instinct™ GPU Acce­le­ra­tors to Power New “Coro­na” Sys­tem —

—High-Per­for­mance Com­pu­ting Cen­ter of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Stutt­gart Will Use Future AMD EPYC™ Pro­ces­sor for One of The Lar­gest Super­com­pu­ter Instal­la­ti­ons in Euro­pe —

AMD Laun­ches New High Fre­quen­cy AMD EPYC™ 7371 Pro­ces­sor for Elec­tro­nic Design Auto­ma­ti­on, Batch Pro­ces­sing and More —



At SC18AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) is show­ca­sing the impact of AMD EPYC™ Pro­ces­sors and AMD Rade­on Instinct™ GPU acce­le­ra­tors in the super­com­pu­ting indus­try with new custo­mers and new pro­duc­ts.

It’s been a fan­tastic year in the super­com­pu­ting space as we fur­ther expan­ded the eco­sys­tem for AMD EPYC™ pro­ces­sors, while secu­ring mul­ti­ple wins that leverage the bene­fits AMD EPYC pro­ces­sors have on HPC workloads,” said Mark Paper­mas­ter, seni­or vice pre­si­dent and chief tech­no­lo­gy offi­cer, AMD. “As the HPC indus­try approa­ches exas­ca­le sys­tems, we’re at the begin­ning of a new era of hete­ro­ge­nous com­pu­te that requi­res a com­bi­na­ti­on of CPU, GPU and soft­ware that only AMD can deli­ver. We’re exci­ted to have fan­tastic custo­mers lea­ding the char­ge with our Rade­on Instinct™ acce­le­ra­tors, AMD EPYC pro­ces­sors and the ROCm open soft­ware plat­form.

LLNL Selects EPYC Processors and Radeon Instinct Power a New System

Cal­led Coro­na, the newest high-per­for­mance com­pu­ting (HPC) sys­tem for Law­rence Liver­mo­re Natio­nal Laboratory’s High Per­for­mance Com­pu­ting Inno­va­ti­on Cen­ter will use both AMD EPYC pro­ces­sors and AMD Rade­on Instinct™ com­pu­te GPUs.  

With 170 nodes incor­po­ra­ting more than 300 AMD EPYC 7401 pro­ces­sors and 300 AMD Rade­on Instinct™ MI25 GPUs, Coro­na is a 383 tera­FLOPS clus­ter that will be used for machi­ne lear­ning and data ana­ly­sis tech­ni­ques to sol­ve chal­len­ging pro­blems in HPC and big data. It will be deli­ve­r­ed in late Novem­ber 2018 and is expec­ted to be avail­ab­le for limi­ted use by Decem­ber 2018.

EPYC Processor Product Extension

Expan­ding on the gro­wing adop­ti­on of AMD EPYC pro­ces­sors, AMD is announ­cing the new high-fre­quen­cy AMD EPYC 7371 pro­ces­sor. Made for workloads that bene­fit from hig­her fre­quen­cy, like elec­tro­nic design auto­ma­ti­on, high-fre­quen­cy tra­ding and HPC, the AMD EPYC 7371 pro­vi­des 16 cores and 32 threads at a 3.1 GHz base fre­quen­cy, with a 3.6GHz all core boost fre­quen­cy and a 3.8GHz max boost fre­quen­cy for eight cores. It will be avail­ab­le for part­ners and custo­mers in Q1 2019.

EPYC Processors – The Building Blocks of Supercomputing

AMD EPYC pro­ces­sors are avail­ab­le from a gro­wing eco­sys­tem of more than 50 OEMs, ODMs, and sys­tem inte­gra­tors. Whe­ther custo­mers are tar­ge­ting machi­ne lear­ning, com­pu­ta­tio­nal flu­id dyna­mics, simu­la­ti­on and crash ana­ly­sis in avia­ti­on and auto­mo­ti­ve manu­fac­tu­ring, oil explo­ra­ti­on or more, AMD EPYC pro­ces­sors sup­port the memo­ry band­width, core den­si­ty and PCIe lane expan­da­bi­li­ty nee­ded for HPC workloads.

Now, that ground­work has pro­vi­ded new custo­mer wins inclu­ding:

AMD is also powering inno­va­ti­ve cloud deli­very models with Micro­soft Azu­re, laun­ching a pre­view of its new HB instan­ce for HPC this week. Final­ly, the Uni­ver­si­ty of Not­re Dame Cen­ter for Rese­arch Com­pu­tingOre­gon Sta­te Uni­ver­si­ty and the Natio­nal Insti­tu­te for Nuclear Phy­sics in Ita­ly con­ti­nue to bene­fit from the value of their AMD EPYC-based sys­tems.

Accelerating Deep Learning, HPC and Cloud Computing

At AMD’s recent Next Hori­zon event, the com­pa­ny demons­tra­ted how the AMD EPYC “Rome” pro­ces­sor com­ing in 2019 and the new AMD Rade­on Instinct™ MI60 and MI50 acce­le­ra­tors, the world’s first 7nm dat­a­cen­ter GPUs, are desi­gned to deli­ver the com­pu­te per­for­mance requi­red for next-genera­ti­on deep lear­ning, HPC, cloud com­pu­ting and ren­de­ring app­li­ca­ti­ons.

AMD also high­light­ed the new ver­si­on of the AMD ROCm open soft­ware plat­form for acce­le­ra­ted com­pu­ting. Desi­gned for sca­le, ROCm 2.0 allows custo­mers to deploy high-per­for­mance, ener­gy-effi­ci­ent hete­ro­ge­ne­ous com­pu­ting sys­tems in an open envi­ron­ment.

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About AMD

For more than 45 years, AMD has dri­ven inno­va­ti­on in high-per­for­mance com­pu­ting, gra­phics and visua­li­za­ti­on tech­no­lo­gies ― the buil­ding blocks for gaming, immer­si­ve plat­forms, and the dat­a­cen­ter. Hund­reds of mil­li­ons of con­su­mers, lea­ding For­tu­ne 500 busi­nes­ses and cut­ting-edge sci­en­ti­fic rese­arch faci­li­ties around the world rely on AMD tech­no­lo­gy dai­ly to impro­ve how they live, work and play. AMD employees around the world are focu­sed on buil­ding gre­at pro­duc­ts that push the bounda­ries of what is pos­si­ble. For more infor­ma­ti­on about how AMD is enab­ling today and inspi­ring tomor­row, visit the AMD (NASDAQ: AMDweb­siteblog, and Face­book and Twit­ter pages.

Cautionary Statement  

This press release con­tains for­ward-loo­king state­ments con­cer­ning Advan­ced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) inclu­ding the fea­tures, func­tio­n­a­li­ty, avai­la­bi­li­ty, timing, deploy­ment and expec­ta­ti­ons of AMD future pro­duc­ts and tech­no­lo­gies as well as future col­la­bo­ra­ti­ons and the expec­ted bene­fits of tho­se col­la­bo­ra­ti­ons, which are made pur­suant to the Safe Har­bor pro­vi­si­ons of the Pri­va­te Secu­ri­ties Liti­ga­ti­on Reform Act of 1995. For­ward-loo­king state­ments are com­mon­ly iden­ti­fied by words such as “would,” “intends,” “belie­ves,” “expec­ts,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “seeks,” “intends,” “plans,” “pro for­ma,” “esti­ma­tes,” “anti­ci­pa­tes,” or the nega­ti­ve of the­se words and phra­ses, other varia­ti­ons of the­se words and phra­ses or com­pa­ra­ble ter­mi­no­lo­gy. Inves­tors are cau­tio­ned that the for­ward-loo­king state­ments in this docu­ment are based on cur­rent beliefs, assump­ti­ons and expec­ta­ti­ons, speak only as of the date of this docu­ment and invol­ve risks and uncer­tain­ties that could cau­se actu­al results to dif­fer mate­ri­al­ly from cur­rent expec­ta­ti­ons. Such state­ments are sub­ject to cer­tain known and unknown risks and uncer­tain­ties, many of which are dif­fi­cult to pre­dict and gene­ral­ly bey­ond AMD’s con­trol, that could cau­se actu­al results and other future events to dif­fer mate­ri­al­ly from tho­se expres­sed in, or implied or pro­jec­ted by, the for­ward-loo­king infor­ma­ti­on and state­ments. Mate­ri­al fac­tors that could cau­se actu­al results to dif­fer mate­ri­al­ly from cur­rent expec­ta­ti­ons inclu­de, wit­hout limi­ta­ti­on, the fol­lo­wing: Intel Corporation’s domi­nan­ce of the micropro­ces­sor mar­ket and its aggres­si­ve busi­ness prac­tices may limit AMD’s abi­li­ty to com­pe­te effec­tively; AMD has a wafer sup­ply agree­ment with GF with obli­ga­ti­ons to purcha­se all of its micropro­ces­sor and APU pro­duct requi­re­ments, and a cer­tain por­ti­on of its GPU pro­duct requi­re­ments, from GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc. (GF) with limi­ted excep­ti­ons. If GF is not able to satis­fy AMD’s manu­fac­tu­ring requi­re­ments, its busi­ness could be adver­se­ly impac­ted; AMD reli­es on third par­ties to manu­fac­tu­re its pro­duc­ts, and if they are unab­le to do so on a time­ly basis in suf­fi­ci­ent quan­ti­ties and using com­pe­ti­ti­ve tech­no­lo­gies, AMD’s busi­ness could be mate­ri­al­ly adver­se­ly affec­ted; fail­u­re to achie­ve expec­ted manu­fac­tu­ring yields for AMD’s pro­duc­ts could nega­tively impact its finan­ci­al results; the suc­cess of AMD’s busi­ness is depen­dent upon its abi­li­ty to intro­du­ce pro­duc­ts on a time­ly basis with fea­tures and per­for­mance levels that pro­vi­de value to its custo­mers while sup­por­ting and coin­ci­ding with signi­fi­cant indus­try tran­si­ti­ons; if AMD can­not gene­ra­te suf­fi­ci­ent reve­nue and ope­ra­ting cash flow or obtain exter­nal finan­cing, it may face a cash short­fall and be unab­le to make all of its plan­ned invest­ments in rese­arch and deve­lop­ment or other stra­te­gic invest­ments; the loss of a signi­fi­cant custo­mer may have a mate­ri­al adver­se effect on AMD; AMD’s rece­ipt of reve­nue from its semi-custom SoC pro­duc­ts is depen­dent upon its tech­no­lo­gy being desi­gned into third-par­ty pro­duc­ts and the suc­cess of tho­se pro­duc­ts; AMD pro­duc­ts may be sub­ject to secu­ri­ty vul­nera­bi­li­ties that could have a mate­ri­al adver­se effect on AMD; data breaches and cyber-attacks could com­pro­mi­se AMD’s intel­lec­tu­al pro­per­ty or other sen­si­ti­ve infor­ma­ti­on, be cost­ly to reme­dia­te and cau­se signi­fi­cant dama­ge to its busi­ness and repu­ta­ti­on; AMD’s ope­ra­ting results are sub­ject to quar­ter­ly and sea­so­nal sales pat­terns; glo­bal eco­no­mic uncer­tain­ty may adver­se­ly impact AMD’s busi­ness and ope­ra­ting results; AMD may not be able to gene­ra­te suf­fi­ci­ent cash to ser­vice its debt obli­ga­ti­ons or meet its working capi­tal requi­re­ments; AMD has a lar­ge amount of indeb­ted­ness which could adver­se­ly affect its finan­ci­al posi­ti­on and pre­vent it from imple­men­ting its stra­te­gy or ful­fil­ling its con­trac­tu­al obli­ga­ti­ons; the agree­ments gover­ning AMD’s notes and the Secu­red Revol­ving Line of Credit impo­se restric­tions on AMD that may adver­se­ly affect its abi­li­ty to ope­ra­te its busi­ness; the mar­kets in which AMD’s pro­duc­ts are sold are high­ly com­pe­ti­ti­ve; AMD’s issu­an­ce to West Coast Hitech L.P. (WCH) of war­rants to purcha­se 75 mil­li­on sha­res of its com­mon stock, if and when exer­cis­ed, will dilu­te the ownership inte­rests of its exis­ting stock­hol­ders, and the con­ver­si­on of the 2.125% Con­ver­ti­ble Seni­or Notes due 2026 may dilu­te the ownership inte­rest of its exis­ting stock­hol­ders, or may other­wi­se depress the pri­ce of its com­mon stock; uncer­tain­ties invol­ving the orde­ring and ship­ment of AMD’s pro­duc­ts could mate­ri­al­ly adver­se­ly affect it; the demand for AMD’s pro­duc­ts depends in part on the mar­ket con­di­ti­ons in the indus­tries into which they are sold. Fluc­tua­ti­ons in demand for AMD’s pro­duc­ts or a mar­ket decli­ne in any of the­se indus­tries could have a mate­ri­al adver­se effect on its results of ope­ra­ti­ons; AMD’s abi­li­ty to design and intro­du­ce new pro­duc­ts in a time­ly man­ner is depen­dent upon third-par­ty intel­lec­tu­al pro­per­ty; AMD depends on third-par­ty com­pa­nies for the design, manu­fac­tu­re and sup­ply of mother­boards, soft­ware and other com­pu­ter plat­form com­pon­ents to sup­port its busi­ness; if AMD loses Micro­soft Corporation’s sup­port for its pro­duc­ts or other soft­ware ven­dors do not design and deve­lop soft­ware to run on AMD’s pro­duc­ts, its abi­li­ty to sell its pro­duc­ts could be mate­ri­al­ly adver­se­ly affec­ted; and AMD’s reli­an­ce on third-par­ty dis­tri­bu­tors and AIB part­ners sub­jec­ts it to cer­tain risks.  Inves­tors are urged to review in detail the risks and uncer­tain­ties in AMD’s Secu­ri­ties and Exchan­ge Com­mis­si­on filings, inclu­ding but not limi­ted to AMD’s Quar­ter­ly Report on Form 10-Q for the quar­ter ended Sep­tem­ber 29, 2018.


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