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Chinese tech giant Tencent had previously announced their customized server chip based on AMD's Epyc, code named Star Lake (actually Star Ocean or 星星海 in Chinese). During the COVID-19 emergency in China, Tencent had supposedly deployed 100,000 Epyc chips over a very short time. Now Tencent had further announced their new cloud computing data center… Continue reading July 4, 2020 Tencent Goes Big With Epyc!
As Q2 is coming to a close, here is a brief summary of notable items. Rome is doing very well. AWS (Amazon Web Services) just added more Epyc processors to its instances, detailed here by Amazon and Yahoo News. More and more Epyc are being adopted for supercomputing and HPC, as detailed here. Below are… Continue reading June 27, 2020 AMD Q2 Round Up
So much had happened since my last blog on March 17, 2020. AMD's share price had recovered into the 50's again. Q1 ER had come and went. Guidance for 2020 remains largely intact (20%+ increase over 2019), though with a bit more caution due to macro elements. This is in sharp contrast to both Intel… Continue reading 5/29/20 AMD Marches On
The US has finally sounded its panic alarm. With much more public awareness and increasing COVID-19 testing capability, now governments (states and federal) are implementing social distancing with closure of various businesses and schools. This is welcomed. Italy had shown that restricting travel alone is not enough. Much more intense testing (like South Korea), physical… Continue reading 3/17/20 AMD’s Long Term Outlook Remains Sound
Finally FAD happened. It was worth watching in its entirety. During the Q & A, of course Lisa Su was asked about the effect of COVID-19 on Q1 and 2020. Amazingly she said AMD was not updating Q1 and 2020 remains the same! She did say that supply chain was nearly back to normal or… Continue reading 3/6/20 Lisa Su at AMD’s Financial Analyst Day: Full Speed Ahead!
DOE has decided to use AMD's Epyc and Radeon Instinct for its El Capitan supercomputer at the Lawrence Livermore National Lab! To review, DOE, under the CORAL-2 Procurement, was to acquire three exascale supercomputers. Aurora (1 exaflops) was awarded to Intel for Argonne National Lab, detailed here. Frontier (1.5 exaflops) was award to HPE/Cray, using… Continue reading 3/4/20 AMD Wins El Capitan!
Since January COVID-19 has been the predominant issue for the entire world, including the stock market. Most recently there is renewed panic concerning greatly increased cases in both S. Korea and Italy. DJI was down more than 1000 yesterday and continues to go down today. Since I am both an experienced physician and has experience… Continue reading 2/25/20 COVID-19!
AMD had reported Q4 2019 and guided for 2020. Initial market reaction was of disappointment. Share price went down 3 the following day, despite many analysts continuing to set price target at high 50's into the 60's. Fortunately, AMD had now settled just under 49, which is around where it was during the run up… Continue reading 1/30//20 Best is STILL yet to come
CES 2020 had come and gone. AMD did not disappoint! The star was definitely the Ryzen 4000 mobile APUs, or the 3rd gen 7 nm chips which were highly anticipated. Great media coverage can be found at Anandtech.com, CRN.com and Videocardz.com, to name a few. Ryzen 4000 mobile APUs offer up to 8 cores and… Continue reading 1/7/20 AMD Shines at CES 2020, Renoir (Ryzen 4000 Mobile) Rocks!