AMD Joins New PyTorch Foundation as Founding Member To Promote Broader Adoption of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Capabilities

AMD will provide expertise with diverse compute engine capabilities and open software, to help drive leadership performance for accelerated workloads

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 12, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) today announ­ced it is joi­ning the new­ly crea­ted PyTorch Foun­da­ti­on as a foun­ding mem­ber. The foun­da­ti­on, which will be part of the non-pro­fit Linux Foun­da­ti­on, will dri­ve adop­ti­on of Arti­fi­cial Intel­li­gence (AI) too­ling by fos­te­ring and sus­tai­ning an eco­sys­tem of open source pro­jects with PyTorch, the Machi­ne Lear­ning (ML) soft­ware frame­work ori­gi­nal­ly crea­ted and fos­te­r­ed by Meta.

As a foun­ding mem­ber, AMD joins others in the indus­try to prio­ri­ti­ze the con­ti­nued growth of PyTorch’s vibrant com­mu­ni­ty. Sup­por­ted by inno­va­tions such as the AMD ROCm™ open soft­ware plat­form, AMD Instinct™ acce­le­ra­tors, Adap­ti­ve SoCs and CPUs, AMD will help the PyTorch Foun­da­ti­on by working to demo­cra­ti­ze sta­te-of-the-art tools, libra­ries and other com­pon­ents to make the­se ML inno­va­tions acces­si­ble to everyone.

Open soft­ware is cri­ti­cal to advan­cing HPC, AI and ML rese­arch, and we’re rea­dy to bring our expe­ri­ence with open soft­ware plat­forms and inno­va­ti­on to the PyTorch foun­da­ti­on,” said Brad McCredie, cor­po­ra­te vice pre­si­dent, Data Cen­ter and Acce­le­ra­ted Pro­ces­sing, AMD. “AMD Instinct acce­le­ra­tors and ROCm soft­ware power important HPC and ML sites around the world, from exas­ca­le super­com­pu­ters at rese­arch labs to major cloud deploy­ments show­ca­sing the con­ver­gence of HPC and AI/ML. Tog­e­ther with other foun­da­ti­on mem­bers, we will sup­port the acce­le­ra­ti­on of sci­ence and rese­arch that can make a dra­ma­tic impact on the world.”

We are exci­ted to have AMD join the PyTorch Foun­da­ti­on and bring its exten­si­ve exper­ti­se in HPC, AI and ML to our mem­bers,” said San­tosh Janard­han, VP, Infra­st­ruc­tu­re at Meta. “AMD has con­ti­nued to sup­port PyTorch with its inte­gra­ti­on on ROCm open soft­ware plat­form and has worked exten­si­ve­ly with the open-source com­mu­ni­ty and other foun­da­ti­on mem­bers to advan­ce per­for­mance of ML and AI workloads. The col­la­bo­ra­ti­ve sup­port offe­red by AMD con­ti­nues our enga­ge­ment across broad indus­try initia­ti­ves for glo­bal impact.”

AMD, Advan­cing AI and ML
AMD is uni­que­ly posi­tio­ned with its broad pro­duct and soft­ware port­fo­lio to help cus­to­mers and part­ners deve­lop and deploy app­li­ca­ti­ons with mul­ti­ple forms of AI from the cloud and enter­pri­se, to the edge and end­points. With a diver­se set of hard­ware inclu­ding AMD Instinct and Alveo acce­le­ra­tors, adap­ti­ve SoCs and CPUs, AMD can sup­port a wide varie­ty of per­va­si­ve AI and ML models, from small edge points to lar­ge sca­le out trai­ning and infe­rence workloads.

AMD also works exten­si­ve­ly with the AI open com­mu­ni­ty to pro­mo­te and extend machi­ne and deep lear­ning capa­bi­li­ties and opti­miz­a­ti­ons. Vitis AI pro­vi­des a com­pre­hen­si­ve AI infe­rence deve­lo­p­ment plat­form for AMD adap­ti­ve SoCs and Alveo data cen­ter acce­le­ra­tors. Vitis AI plugs into com­mon soft­ware deve­lo­per tools and uti­li­zes a rich set of opti­mi­zed open-source libra­ries to empower soft­ware deve­lo­pers with machi­ne lear­ning acce­le­ra­ti­on as part of their soft­ware code.

The ROCm™ open soft­ware plat­form is con­stant­ly evol­ving to meet the needs of the AI/ML and HPC com­mu­ni­ty. With the latest release of ROCm 5.0, deve­lo­pers have access to turn-key AI frame­work con­tai­ners on AMD Infi­ni­ty Hub, advan­ced tools, stream­li­ned instal­la­ti­on, and can expect to expe­ri­ence redu­ced ker­nel launch times and fas­ter app­li­ca­ti­on per­for­mance. As well, with the latest PyTorch 1.12 release, AMD ROCm™ sup­port has moved from beta to sta­ble. You can read more about that here.

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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: AMDweb­siteblogLin­kedIn and Twit­ter pages.

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