AMD EPYC Processor Adoption Expands with New Supercomputing and High-Performance Cloud Computing System Wins

— 2nd Gen AMD EPYC-powe­red sys­tem lands in the Top 10 on new TOP500 list ahead of AMD deli­vering the first ever exas­ca­le sys­tem  next year —

CERN, India­na Uni­ver­si­ty, and Pur­due Uni­ver­si­ty adopt AMD EPYC pro­ces­sors for advan­ced rese­arch —



AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) today announ­ced mul­ti­ple new high-per­for­mance com­pu­ting wins for AMD EPYC pro­ces­sors, inclu­ding that the seventh fas­test super­com­pu­ter in the world and four of the 50 hig­hest-per­for­mance sys­tems on the bi-annu­al TOP500 list are now powe­red by AMD. Momen­tum for AMD EPYC™ pro­ces­sors in advan­ced sci­ence and health rese­arch con­ti­nues to grow with new instal­la­ti­ons at India­na Uni­ver­si­ty, Pur­due Uni­ver­si­ty and CERN as well as high-per­for­mance com­pu­ting (HPC) cloud instan­ces from Ama­zon Web Ser­vices, Goog­le, and Ora­cle Cloud.

The lea­ding HPC insti­tu­ti­ons are incre­a­singly lever­aging the power of 2nd Gen AMD EPYC pro­ces­sors to enab­le cut­ting-edge rese­arch that addres­ses the world’s grea­test chal­len­ges,” said For­rest Nor­rod, seni­or vice pre­si­dent and gene­ral mana­ger, data cen­ter and embed­ded sys­tems group, AMD. “Our AMD EPYC CPUs, Rade­on Instinct acce­le­ra­tors and open soft­ware pro­gramming envi­ron­ment are hel­ping to advan­ce the indus­try towards exas­ca­le-class com­pu­ting, and we are proud to streng­t­hen the glo­bal HPC eco­sys­tem through our sup­port of the top super­com­pu­ting clus­ters and cloud com­pu­ting envi­ron­ments.”

From powe­ring the upco­m­ing world’s fas­test exas­ca­le super­com­pu­ters, Fron­tier and El Capi­tan, to sup­por­ting workloads in the cloud, and dri­ving new advan­ce­ments in health rese­arch, the high core count and exten­si­ve memo­ry band­width of AMD EPYC pro­ces­sors are hel­ping meet the gro­wing demand from HPC pro­vi­ders for impro­ved per­for­mance, sca­la­bi­li­ty, effi­ci­en­cy, and total cost of owners­hip.

AMD Continues Expanding Share of TOP500 Supercomputers

Four AMD EPYC powe­red super­com­pu­ters  are now among the 50 hig­hest-per­for­mance sys­tems in the world and the­re are now ten AMD EPYC-powe­red super­com­pu­ters on the TOP500:

  • Sele­ne (No.7) an AMD EPYC 7742-based sys­tem in a DGX A100 Super­POD plat­form from Nvi­dia,
  • Bel­e­nos (No.30), one of the two Bull­Se­qua­na XH2000 super­com­pu­ters at Météo-Fran­ce,  the French natio­nal meteo­ro­lo­gi­cal ser­vice powe­red by 2nd Gen AMD EPYC pro­ces­sors,
  • Joli­ot-Curie (No.34), moved up the list based on a new sub­mis­si­on for the Bull­Se­qua­na XH2000 sys­tem using 2nd Gen AMD EPYC™ pro­ces­sors at GENCI, the French natio­nal high-per­for­mance com­pu­ting orga­niz­a­ti­on,
  • Mahti (No. 48), a  2nd Gen AMD EPYC pro­ces­sor powe­red Bull­Se­qua­na XH2000 super­com­pu­ter at Finland’s Cen­ter for Sci­ence Infor­ma­ti­on Tech­no­lo­gy,

Atos is proud to pro­vi­de to its cus­to­mers with cut­ting edge tech­no­lo­gy, inte­gra­ting 2nd Gen AMD EPYC pro­ces­sors as soon as released, and demons­tra­ting incre­a­sed per­for­mance on HPC app­li­ca­ti­ons in pro­duc­tion envi­ron­ments,” said Agnès Bou­dot, group seni­or vice pre­si­dent, Head of HPC and Quan­tum at Atos.

AMD Powered Supercomputing Systems Drive Research of the Future  

Two uni­ver­si­ties announ­ced new rese­arch super­com­pu­ting sys­tems powe­red by AMD EPYC pro­ces­sors in Dell EMC PowerEdge ser­vers.

India­na Uni­ver­si­ty will deploy Jet­stream 2, an eight-peta­flop dis­tri­bu­t­ed cloud com­pu­ting sys­tem powe­red by upco­m­ing 3rd Gen AMD EPYC pro­ces­sors. This sys­tem will be used by rese­ar­chers in a varie­ty of fiel­ds such as AI, social sci­en­ces, and COVID-19 rese­arch. AMD EPYC pro­ces­sors alrea­dy power Big Red 200 at the India­na Uni­ver­si­ty cam­pus.

Jet­stream 2 bund­les com­pu­ta­ti­on, soft­ware and access to sto­rage for indi­vi­du­als and teams of rese­ar­chers across an array of are­as of rese­arch,” said David Han­cock, Direc­tor in Rese­arch Tech­no­lo­gies, affi­lia­ted with the Per­va­si­ve Tech­no­lo­gy Insti­tu­te at India­na Uni­ver­si­ty. “With the next genera­ti­on AMD EPYC pro­ces­sor, Jet­stream 2 will pro­vi­de 8 peta­flops of cloud com­pu­ting power, giving more access to high-end tech­no­lo­gies to enab­le deep lear­ning and arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence tech­ni­ques.”

Pur­due Uni­ver­si­ty will deploy Anvil, a super­com­pu­ter powe­red by next genera­ti­on AMD EPYC pro­ces­sors, which will pro­vi­de advan­ced com­pu­ting capa­bi­li­ties to sup­port a wide ran­ge of com­pu­ta­tio­nal and data-inten­si­ve rese­arch. AMD EPYC will also power Purdue’s latest com­mu­ni­ty clus­ter “Bell”, sche­du­led for deploy­ment ear­ly this fall.  

In addi­ti­on, CERN, the lar­gest par­ti­cle phy­sics labo­ra­to­ry in the world, recent­ly selec­ted 2nd Gen AMD EPYC pro­ces­sors in Giga­byte ser­vers to harness the mas­si­ve amounts of data from their latest Lar­ge Hadron Col­li­der (LHC) expe­ri­ment to rapidly detect sub­a­to­mic par­ti­cles known as beau­ty quarks. A new case stu­dy details how com­bi­ning the incre­a­sed band­width of PCIe® 4.0, DDR4 memo­ry speed, and the 64 core AMD EPYC™ 7742 pro­ces­sor allows rese­ar­chers to collect the raw data streams gene­ra­ted by 40 tera­bytes of col­li­si­on data occur­ring every second in the LHC.

High Performance Computing in the Cloud with AMD EPYC

As the HPC indus­try evol­ves to sup­port new workload deman­ds, cloud pro­vi­ders con­ti­nue to adopt 2nd Gen AMD EPYC pro­ces­sors to pro­vi­de lea­ders­hip per­for­mance and fle­xi­ble solu­ti­ons. With recent cloud wins among tech­no­lo­gy part­ners like Ama­zon Web Ser­vicesGoog­le Cloud and Ora­cle Cloud, AMD is hel­ping indus­try lea­ders push the bounda­ries in the new era of HPC and cloud com­pu­ting.

AMD and Micro­soft Azu­re have con­ti­nued to build upon their cloud part­ners­hip with the recent­ly announ­ced HBv2-Seri­es VMs for high-per­for­mance com­pu­ting workloads. The 2nd Gen AMD EPYC pro­ces­sors pro­vi­de Micro­soft Azu­re cus­to­mers with impres­si­ve core sca­ling, access to mas­si­ve memo­ry band­width and are the first x86 ser­ver pro­ces­sors that sup­port PCIe® 4.0, enab­ling some of the best high-per­for­mance com­pu­ting expe­ri­en­ces in the indus­try. Tog­e­ther, AMD and Micro­soft Azu­re will sup­port real-world HPC workloads, such as CFD, expli­cit fini­te ele­ment ana­ly­sis, seis­mic pro­ces­sing, reser­voir mode­ling, ren­de­ring, and wea­ther simu­la­ti­on. 

AMD Updates ROCm™ For Heterogenous Software Support

Com­mu­ni­ty sup­port con­ti­nues to grow for AMD Rade­on Open eCo­sys­tem (ROCm™), AMD’s open source foun­da­ti­on for hete­ro­ge­nous com­pu­te. Major deve­lo­p­ment mile­stones in the latest update inclu­de:

  • The HIP-Clang com­pi­ler is now up-strea­med and review­ed by the LLVM™ com­mu­ni­ty, pro­vi­ding a bet­ter open source expe­ri­ence for the deve­lo­per,
  • A new rocpro­fi­ler start/stop API to enable/disable GPU ker­nel HSA dis­patch call­backs, incre­a­sing deve­lo­per pro­duc­ti­vi­ty and shor­tening the pro­filing run times,
  • AMD RCCL com­pa­ti­bi­li­ty with NVIDIA Com­mu­ni­ca­ti­ons Collec­ti­ve Libra­ry (NCCL) v2.6.4m,
  • MIO­pen pro­vi­des an optio­nal pre-com­pi­led ker­nel packa­ge to redu­ce start­up laten­cy,
  • A new CPU Affi­ni­ty API is intro­du­ced for aiding app­li­ca­ti­ons to select the appro­pria­te memo­ry node for a given acce­le­ra­tor (GPU) and a given CPU,
  • The new Rade­on Per­for­mance Pri­mi­ti­ves libra­ry is a com­pre­hen­si­ve high-per­for­mance com­pu­ter visi­on libra­ry for AMD (CPU and GPU) with the HIP and Open­CL backend.

Join AMD CTO and exe­cu­ti­ve vice pre­si­dent, Mark Paper­mas­ter, for a webi­nar on July 15th to dis­cuss the full ran­ge of AMD solu­ti­ons and upco­m­ing inno­va­tions in HPC. Click the link for the time most con­ve­ni­ent for you to regis­ter: 9 AM EDT12 PM EDT or 9 PM EDT.

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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 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; glo­bal eco­no­mic and mar­ket uncer­tain­ty may adver­se­ly impact AMD’s busi­ness and ope­ra­ting results; the ongo­ing novel coro­na­vi­rus (COVID-19) pan­de­mic could mate­ri­al­ly adver­se­ly affect AMD’s busi­ness, finan­cial con­di­ti­on and results of ope­ra­ti­ons; AMD’s world­wi­de ope­ra­ti­ons are sub­ject to poli­ti­cal, legal and eco­no­mic risks and natu­ral dis­as­ters which could have a mate­ri­al adver­se effect on AMD; government actions and regu­la­ti­ons such as export admi­nis­tra­ti­on regu­la­ti­ons, tariffs and tra­de pro­tec­tion mea­su­res, may limit AMD’s abi­li­ty to export its pro­ducts to cer­tain cus­to­mers; AMD pro­ducts may be sub­ject to secu­ri­ty vul­nera­bi­li­ties that could have a mate­ri­al adver­se effect on AMD; IT outa­ges, data loss, 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, repu­ta­ti­on and ope­ra­ti­ons; uncer­tain­ties invol­ving the orde­ring and ship­ment of AMD’s pro­ducts could mate­ri­al­ly adver­se­ly affect it; AMD’s ope­ra­ting results are sub­ject to quar­ter­ly and sea­so­nal sales pat­terns; the agree­ments gover­ning AMD’s notes and the Secu­red Revol­ving Faci­li­ty 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; 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; 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, memo­ry 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 March 28, 2020.