Monday, June 1, 2020

AMD COVID-19 HPC Fund to Deliver Supercomputing Clusters to Researchers

AMD and technology partner Penguin Computing Inc., a division of SMART Global Holdings, Inc. today announced that New York University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Rice University are the first universities named to receive complete AMD-powered, high-performance computing systems from the AMD HPC Fund for COVID-19 research. AMD also announced it will contribute a cloud-based system powered by AMD EPYC and AMD Radeon Instinct processors located on-site at Penguin Computing, providing remote supercomputing capabilities for selected researchers around the world. Combined, the donated systems will collectively provide researchers with more than seven petaflops of compute power that can be applied to fight COVID-19.