How AMD Wants to Provide ‘Supercomputing for All’


At the SC17 supercomputing conference in Denver Nov. 13, AMD and some of its ecosystem partners announced the availability of a suite of new, high-performance systems powered by AMD EPYC CPUs (central processing units) and AMD Radeon Instinct GPUs (graphics processing units) to accelerate the use of supercomputing in smaller data centers.

AMD combines this portfolio with new software, including the new ROCm 1.7 open platform with updated development tools and libraries, enabling complete AMD EPYC-based PetaFLOPS systems.

Supports Various Environments

By supporting both heterogeneous supercomputing systems and memory-bound, CPU-driven, high-performance platforms with EPYC, AMD claims it can address the needs of multiple workloads with up to a 3X advantage in performance per dollar for the EPYC 7601 versus Intel’s Xeon Platinum 8180M. 

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