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 announ짯ced it is joi짯ning the new짯ly crea짯ted PyTorch Foun짯da짯ti짯on as a foun짯ding mem짯ber. The foun짯da짯ti짯on, which will be part of the non-pro짯fit Linux Foun짯da짯ti짯on, will dri짯ve adop짯ti짯on of Arti짯fi짯ci짯al Intel짯li짯gence (AI) too짯ling by fos짯te짯ring and sus짯tai짯ning an eco짯sys짯tem of open source pro짯jects with PyTorch, the Machi짯ne Lear짯ning (ML) soft짯ware frame짯work ori짯gi짯nal짯ly crea짯ted and fos짯te짯red by Meta.

As a foun짯ding mem짯ber, AMD joins others in the indus짯try to prio짯ri짯ti짯ze the con짯tin짯ued growth of PyTorch셲 vibrant com짯mu짯ni짯ty. Sup짯port짯ed by inno짯va짯tions such as the AMD ROCm꽓 open soft짯ware plat짯form, AMD Instinct꽓 acce짯le짯ra짯tors, Adap짯ti짯ve SoCs and CPUs, AMD will help the PyTorch Foun짯da짯ti짯on by working to demo짯cra짯ti짯ze sta짯te-of-the-art tools, libra짯ri짯es and other com짯pon짯ents to make the짯se ML inno짯va짯tions acces짯si짯ble to everyone.

Open soft짯ware is cri짯ti짯cal to advan짯cing HPC, AI and ML rese짯arch, and we셱e rea짯dy to bring our expe짯ri짯ence with open soft짯ware plat짯forms and inno짯va짯ti짯on to the PyTorch foun짯da짯ti짯on, said Brad McCre짯die, cor짯po짯ra짯te vice pre짯si짯dent, Data Cen짯ter and Acce짯le짯ra짯ted Pro짯ces짯sing, AMD. AMD Instinct acce짯le짯ra짯tors and ROCm soft짯ware power important HPC and ML sites around the world, from exas짯ca짯le super짯com짯pu짯ters at rese짯arch labs to major cloud deploy짯ments show짯ca짯sing the con짯ver짯gence of HPC and AI/ML. Tog짯e짯ther with other foun짯da짯ti짯on mem짯bers, we will sup짯port the acce짯le짯ra짯ti짯on of sci짯ence and rese짯arch that can make a dra짯ma짯tic impact on the world.

We are exci짯ted to have AMD join the PyTorch Foun짯da짯ti짯on and bring its exten짯si짯ve exper짯ti짯se in HPC, AI and ML to our mem짯bers, said San짯tosh Janard짯han, VP, Infra짯struc짯tu짯re at Meta. AMD has con짯tin짯ued to sup짯port PyTorch with its inte짯gra짯ti짯on on ROCm open soft짯ware plat짯form and has work짯ed exten짯si짯ve짯ly with the open-source com짯mu짯ni짯ty and other foun짯da짯ti짯on mem짯bers to advan짯ce per짯for짯mance of ML and AI workloads. The col짯la짯bo짯ra짯ti짯ve sup짯port offe짯red by AMD con짯ti짯nues our enga짯ge짯ment across broad indus짯try initia짯ti짯ves for glo짯bal impact.

AMD, Advan짯cing AI and ML
AMD is uni짯que짯ly posi짯tio짯ned with its broad pro짯duct and soft짯ware port짯fo짯lio to help cus짯to짯mers and part짯ners deve짯lop and deploy appli짯ca짯ti짯ons with mul짯ti짯ple forms of AI from the cloud and enter짯pri짯se, to the edge and end짯points. With a diver짯se set of hard짯ware inclu짯ding AMD Instinct and Alveo acce짯le짯ra짯tors, adap짯ti짯ve SoCs and CPUs, AMD can sup짯port a wide varie짯ty of per짯va짯si짯ve AI and ML models, from small edge points to lar짯ge sca짯le out trai짯ning and infe짯rence workloads.

AMD also works exten짯si짯ve짯ly with the AI open com짯mu짯ni짯ty to pro짯mo짯te and extend machi짯ne and deep lear짯ning capa짯bi짯li짯ties and opti짯miza짯ti짯ons. Vitis AI pro짯vi짯des a com짯pre짯hen짯si짯ve AI infe짯rence deve짯lo짯p짯ment plat짯form for AMD adap짯ti짯ve SoCs and Alveo data cen짯ter acce짯le짯ra짯tors. Vitis AI plugs into com짯mon soft짯ware deve짯lo짯per tools and uti짯li짯zes a rich set of opti짯mi짯zed open-source libra짯ri짯es to empower soft짯ware deve짯lo짯pers with machi짯ne lear짯ning acce짯le짯ra짯ti짯on as part of their soft짯ware code.

The ROCm꽓 open soft짯ware plat짯form is con짯stant짯ly evol짯ving to meet the needs of the AI/ML and HPC com짯mu짯ni짯ty. With the latest release of ROCm 5.0, deve짯lo짯pers have access to turn-key AI frame짯work con짯tai짯ners on AMD Infi짯ni짯ty Hub, advan짯ced tools, stream짯li짯ned instal짯la짯ti짯on, and can expect to expe짯ri짯ence redu짯ced ker짯nel launch times and fas짯ter appli짯ca짯ti짯on per짯for짯mance. As well, with the latest PyTorch 1.12 release, AMD ROCm꽓 sup짯port has moved from beta to sta짯ble. You can read more about that here.

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