On the heels of AMD’s recent announcement which sees AMD leading the way in HPC by powering the fastest and most energy-efficient supercomputers in the world, AMD has expanded its High Performance Compute (HPC) Fund with the addition of 7 petaflops of computing power and integration with Xilinx’s Heterogeneous Accelerated Compute Clusters Program.
The AMD HPC Fund provides computing capacity to researchers working on solving the most demanding challenges facing society today – from COVID-19 to climate change. To date, AMD has donated over 20 petaflops of computing capacity with a market value of more than $31 million to 28 institutions across eight countries.
In Singapore, AMD has donated AMD EPYC™ processors and AMD Radeon Instinct™ Accelerators to the School of Computing at the National University of Singapore (NUS), providing researchers and students access to High Performance Computing (HPC) systems to enable and nurture next generation technology leaders in Singapore. According to Eric Han, a fourth year PhD student at NUS Computing, “We are studying highly complex Machine Learning techniques that require us to run multiple compute and memory-intensive experiments. The AMD cluster has a high core count with large RAM, allowing us to run multiple experiments across the cluster.” High-performance computing is a key tool in research laboratories around the world helping to accelerate scientific research and perform complex simulations. AMD sees great potential for HPC to benefit society and will continue to invest in local institutions to drive research and innovation in numerous fields.
While prior HPC Fund grants were more COVID-19 focused, AMD is now expanding its donations to projects performing science for the public good.