Growing preference for EPYC™ processors resulted in the number of AMD-powered supercomputers growing 3.5x year-over-year
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 16, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — During this year’s Supercomputing Conference 2021 (SC21), AMD
(NASDAQ: AMD) is showcasing its expanded presence and growing preference in the high performance computing (HPC) industry with the exceptional innovation and adoption of AMD data center processors and accelerators. Customers across the industry continue to expand their use of AMD EPYC™ processors and AMD Instinct™ accelerators to power cutting-edge research needed to address some of the world’s biggest challenges in climate, life sciences, medicine, and more.
Growing preference for AMD is showcased in the latest Top500 list
. AMD now powers 73 supercomputers, compared to 21 in the November 2020 list, a more than 3x year-over-year increase. Additionally, AMD powers four out of the top ten most powerful supercomputers in the world, as well as the most powerful supercomputer in EMEA. Finally, AMD EPYC 7003 series processors, which launched eight months ago, are utilized by 17 of the 75 AMD powered supercomputers in the list, demonstrating the rapid adoption of the latest generation of EPYC processors.
“The demands of supercomputing users have increased exponentially as the world seeks to accelerate research, reducing the time to discovery of valuable information,” said Forrest Norrod, senior vice president and general manager, Data Center and Embedded Solutions Business Group, AMD. “With AMD EPYC CPUs and Instinct accelerators, we continue to evolve our product offering to push the boundaries of data center technologies enabling faster research, better outcomes and more impact on the world.”
AMD has also been recognized in the annual HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards at SC21. The company won ten awards including Best Sustainability Innovation in HPC, Best HPC Server Product and the Outstanding Leadership in HPC award presented to President and CEO Dr. Lisa Su.
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