AMD President and CEO Lisa Su Discusses Coming HPC Inflection Point in CES 2019 Keynote

January 10, 2019

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 10, 2019 — During her CES 2019 keynote presentation, AMD President and CEO Dr. Lisa Su described how the company is focused on solving the world’s toughest and most interesting challenges through high-performance computing and graphics innovation.

“This is an incredible time to be in technology as the industry pushes the envelope on high-performance computing to solve the biggest challenges we face together,” said Su. “At AMD, we made big bets several years ago to accelerate the pace of innovation for high-performance computing, and 2019 will be an inflection point for the industry as we bring these new products to market. From our 7nm Radeon graphics chips to our next-generation 7nm AMD Ryzen and AMD EYPC processors, it’s going to be an exciting year for AMD and the industry.”

AMD EPYC datacenter processor had a tremendous first year, winning in the biggest cloud environments, and amassing more than 50 EPYC-based platforms shipping from leading server providers.

Su showed the world’s first 7nm datacenter CPU, codenamed “Rome,” based on the “Zen 2” x86 core. Su revealed the real-world power of the next generation of AMD EPYC by demonstrating a step-function increase in datacenter processor performance using the scientific application NAMD, which simulates large bio-molecular systems. The demonstration compared a single pre-production EPYC “Rome” processor to two high-end Intel Xeon Platinum 8180 processors, and the single next-generation EPYC processor delivered approximately 15% higher performance. By using EPYC-based systems, AMD is helping scientists to advance their research and get closer to finding the next big solutions.

The AMD EPYC “Rome” processor is on track to start shipping in mid-2019.

Watch the keynote:

About AMD

For more than 45 years AMD has driven innovation in high-performance computing, graphics and visualization technologies ― the building blocks for gaming, immersive platforms and the datacenter. Hundreds of millions of consumers, leading Fortune 500 businesses and cutting-edge scientific research facilities around the world rely on AMD technology daily to improve how they live, work and play. AMD employees around the world are focused on building great products that push the boundaries of what is possible.


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