The Number of AMD-Powered Supercomputers Grew 3.5 Times in 2021
During this year’s Supercomputing Conference 2021, AMD showcased its expanded presence and growing preference in the high-performance computing (HPC) industry. Customers across the industry continue to expand their use of EPYC processors and Instinct accelerators to power research needed to address some of the world’s biggest challenges in climate, life sciences, medicine, and more.
Growing preference for AMD is showcased in the latest Top500 list. AMD now powers 73 supercomputers, compared to 21 in the November 2020 list, a more than 3x year-over-year increase. Additionally, AMD powers four out of the top ten most powerful supercomputers in the world, as well as the most powerful supercomputer in EMEA. EPYC 7003 series processors, which launched eight months ago, is utilized by 17 of the 73 AMD-powered supercomputers in the list, demonstrating the rapid adoption of the latest generation of EPYC processors.
“The demands of supercomputing users have increased exponentially as the world seeks to accelerate research, reducing the time to discovery of valuable information,” said Forrest Norrod, senior vice president and general manager, Data Center and Embedded Solutions Business Group, AMD. “With EPYC CPUs and Instinct accelerators, we continue to evolve our product offering to push the boundaries of data center technologies enabling faster research, better outcomes, and more impact on the world.”
AMD is engaged broadly across the HPC industry. Through high-profile installations like the ongoing deployment of Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s “Frontier” supercomputer, AMD said it is bringing the compute technologies and performance needed to support developments in current and future research across the world.