11/6/2019 “The Best is Yet to Come.” -Lisa Su

AMD is continuing a torrid pace of supercomputer wins. Atos had announced a contract to supply a BullSequana X supercomputer to the Institute of Interdisciplinary Physics and Complex Systems (IFISC) in Spain, as reported by InsideHPC. Meanwhile, UK’s AWE (Atomic Weapons Establishment) had chosen Cray’s Shasta supercomputer, using Epyc 7542. Performance is around 7 petaflops, as reported by Planet3DNow, here.

So computer experts are picking Epyc when they are planning new systems. AMD has been racking up a very impressive list of supercomputer wins!

Microsoft just announced four Azure Virtual Machine offerings using Epyc 7452, available immediately. Neowin’s article quoted Microsoft, saying “Across a single virtual machine scale set, customers can run a single MPI job on HBv2 virtual machines at up to 36,000 cores. For our largest customers, HBv2 virtual machines support up to 80,000 cores for single jobs” This is great news because of how quickly Microsoft is deploying Rome to its cloud.

Servethehome.com did a review of Radeon RX 5700XT and gave it a 9 out of 10 score, saying “We found that the AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT is an impressive OpenCL workhorse.”

Lisa Su had given interviews, talking up AMD’s future and upcoming product launch through 2020, as covered by Venturebeat.com, Notebookcheck.net, and Wccftech.com. Ryzen Mobile 7 nm is coming early 2020. This is super important since notebook is a bigger segment than desktop. Lisa continues to talk about the partnership with Samsung and Radeon Everywhere. So I have a feeling the Samsung deal will be very significant down the road, much more than the $100 millions they are getting this year.

Intel’s CFO gave an interview to Barron’s. The most important thing he said was that Intel plan to be competitive in 2023! “2023 is the period that we were ultimately guiding [when] we’re going to see very strong revenue growth and margin expansion.” By 2023 AMD will be using Zen 5 and 3 nm!

Like Lisa Su had said, “the best is yet to come!”

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