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AMD COVID-19 HPC Fund Donates 7 Petaflops of Compute Power to Researchers

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2020/06/02 02:47:43 (permalink)
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/amd-covid-19-hpc-fund-130010795.html
 
AMD and technology partner Penguin Computing Inc., a division of SMART Global Holdings, Inc, today announced that New York University (NYU), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) 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.

"High performance computing technology plays a critical role in modern viral research, deepening our understanding of how specific viruses work and ultimately accelerating the development of potential therapeutics and vaccines," said Lisa Su, president and CEO, AMD. "AMD and our technology partners are proud to provide researchers around the world with these new systems that will increase the computing capability available to fight COVID-19 and support future medical research."
 
The AMD COVID-19 HPC fund was established to provide research institutions with computing resources to accelerate medical research on COVID-19 and other diseases. In addition to the initial donations of $15 million of high-performance computing systems, AMD has contributed technology and technical resources to nearly double the peak system of the "Corona" system at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory which is being used to provide additional computing power for molecular modeling in support of COVID-19 research.
 
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    Re: AMD COVID-19 HPC Fund Donates 7 Petaflops of Compute Power to Researchers 2020/06/02 12:32:19 (permalink)
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    Re: AMD COVID-19 HPC Fund Donates 7 Petaflops of Compute Power to Researchers 2020/06/05 15:39:24 (permalink)
    so where are the big pocket companies now like Nvidia, Intel, MS, etc? Why the underdog is always the one doing something good?

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