AMD Expands High Performance Compute Fund to Aid Researchers Solving the World’s Toughest Challenges

AMD Combines HPC Fund with Xilinx Heterogeneous Accelerated Compute Cluster (HACC) Program and Adds Seven Petaflops of Supercomputer Capacity to Power Groundbreaking Research

SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 01, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) today announ­ced the expan­si­on of its High Per­for­mance Com­pu­te (HPC) Fund with the addi­ti­on of 7 peta­flops of com­pu­ting power to assist glo­bal rese­ar­chers working to sol­ve the most deman­ding chal­len­ges facing socie­ty today. AMD also announ­ced that the AMD HPC Fund will now inte­gra­te Xilinx Hete­ro­ge­ne­ous Acce­le­ra­ted Com­pu­te Clus­ters (HACC) pro­gram, pro­vi­ding rese­ar­chers with access to AMD EPYC™ pro­ces­sors, AMD Instinct™ acce­le­ra­tors, Xilinx Alveo™ acce­le­ra­tors and Xilinx Ver­sal™ ACAPs to advan­ce rese­arch in are­as inclu­ding cli­ma­te chan­ge, health care, trans­por­ta­ti­on, big data and more.

The new con­tri­bu­ti­on brings the total amount of com­pu­ting capa­ci­ty dona­ted by AMD to over 20 peta­flops with a mar­ket value of more than $31 mil­li­on, as of May 2022. The addi­tio­nal com­pu­ting resour­ces will build on the AMD COVID-19 HPC Fund that was estab­lis­hed in 2020 to pro­vi­de rese­arch insti­tu­ti­ons with com­pu­ting resour­ces to acce­le­ra­te medi­cal rese­arch on COVID-19 and other diseases.

We are wit­nessing a sci­en­ti­fic com­pu­ting revo­lu­ti­on whe­re high-per­for­mance com­pu­ting resour­ces vast­ly redu­ce the time to insights and dis­co­very,” said Mark Paper­mas­ter, exe­cu­ti­ve vice pre­si­dent and chief tech­no­lo­gy offi­cer, AMD. “By broa­de­ning the AMD HPC Fund bey­ond COVID-19, we are put­ting lea­ding-edge com­pu­te power in the hands of tho­se that need it most — the rese­ar­chers sol­ving the world’s toughest problems.”

To date, AMD has dona­ted com­pu­ting sys­tems or cloud-based com­pu­ting capa­ci­ty to more than 28 insti­tu­ti­ons across eight coun­tries. Near­ly 6,000 rese­ar­chers have recei­ved access to AMD tech­no­lo­gies for their pro­jects, resul­ting in 55 papers publis­hed so far on key issu­es like dis­pa­ri­ties in COVID-19 vac­ci­na­ti­on rates by race and eth­ni­ci­ty and impro­ve­ments in the clas­si­fi­ca­ti­on of bre­ast can­cer image­ry through deep visi­on techniques.

As a lea­der in high-per­for­mance and adap­ti­ve com­pu­ting, AMD has the uni­que abi­li­ty and oppor­tu­ni­ty to sup­port insti­tu­ti­ons that are con­duc­ting ground­brea­king rese­arch for the bene­fit of our com­mu­nities and the pla­net,” said Sus­an Moo­re, AMD cor­po­ra­te vice pre­si­dent of cor­po­ra­te respon­si­bi­li­ty and inter­na­tio­nal government affairs and AMD Foun­da­ti­on pre­si­dent. “The AMD HPC Fund exem­pli­fies our com­mit­ment to our digi­tal impact goal that 100 mil­li­on peop­le will bene­fit from AMD tech­no­lo­gy and phil­an­thro­py initia­ti­ves for STEM edu­ca­ti­on, sci­en­ti­fic rese­arch and the work­for­ce of the future by 2025.”

AMD will grant cloud-based access to glo­bal uni­ver­si­ties and rese­arch insti­tu­ti­ons with sup­port from lea­ding sys­tem part­ners Super­mi­cro and WEKA.io. Rese­arch insti­tu­ti­ons and uni­ver­si­ties can app­ly for the new round of com­pu­ting power grants by sub­mit­ting their app­li­ca­ti­on here.

Sup­por­ting Resources

  • Learn more about the AMD HPC Fund here
  • Watch the video about the AMD HPC Fund here
  • Learn more about the Xilinx HACC pro­gram here
  • Learn more about the AMD Digi­tal Impact goal here

About AMD

For more than 50 years AMD has dri­ven inno­va­ti­on in high-per­for­mance com­pu­ting, gra­phics and visua­liz­a­ti­on tech­no­lo­gies. Bil­li­ons of peop­le, lea­ding For­tu­ne 500 busi­nes­ses and cut­ting-edge sci­en­ti­fic rese­arch insti­tu­ti­ons around the world rely on AMD tech­no­lo­gy dai­ly to impro­ve how they live, work and play. AMD employees are focu­sed on buil­ding lea­ders­hip high-per­for­mance and adap­ti­ve 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: AMD) web­site, blog, Lin­kedIn and Twit­ter pages.

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