July 4, 2020 Tencent Goes Big With Epyc!

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!

3/17/20 AMD’s Long Term Outlook Remains Sound

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

3/6/20 Lisa Su at AMD’s Financial Analyst Day: Full Speed Ahead!

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!

3/4/20 AMD Wins El Capitan!

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!

2/25/20 COVID-19!

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!

1/7/20 AMD Shines at CES 2020, Renoir (Ryzen 4000 Mobile) Rocks!

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!