AMD Plans to Increase Energy Efficiency of its AI and HPC Processors
AMD announced a goal to deliver a 30x increase in energy efficiency for EPYC CPUs and Instinct accelerators in AI training and High Performance Computing (HPC) applications running on accelerated compute nodes by 2025. Accomplishing this ambitious goal will require AMD to increase the energy efficiency of a compute node at a rate that is more than 2.5x faster than the aggregate industry-wide improvement made during the last five years.
“Achieving gains in processor energy efficiency is a long-term design priority for AMD and we are now setting a new goal for modern compute nodes using our high-performance CPUs and accelerators when applied to AI training and high-performance computing deployments,” said Mark Papermaster, executive vice president and CTO, AMD. “Focused on these very important segments and the value proposition for leading companies to enhance their environmental stewardship, AMD’s 30x goal outpaces industry energy efficiency performance in these areas by 150% compared to the previous five-year time period.”
Increased energy efficiency for accelerated computing applications is part of the company’s new goals in Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) spanning its operations, supply chain and products. For more than 25 years, AMD has been transparently reporting on its environmental stewardship and performance. For its recent achievements in product energy efficiency, the company was named to Fortune’s Change the World list in 2020 that recognizes outstanding efforts by companies to tackle society’s unmet needs.