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AMD is becoming a major player in the closed world of supercomputing
The number of AMD supercomputers in the TOP500 list has almost quintupled in one year to 49 machines as of June 2021.
At the Internal Supercomputing Conference (ISC), AMD highlighted its recent successes "in high-performance computing (HPC), including the growing adoption of AMD EPYC processors and AMD Instinct gas pedals. As we know, after some difficult years, AMD is back at the forefront of the computing scene, but if we had previously talked mainly about the success of Ryzen solutions for consumers, we see that AMD is present on all fronts.
The American pointed out that the TOP500 organization has published the TOP500 list, which shows the remarkable progress of AMD systems, which now occupy three places in the top 10 of the world's fastest supercomputers: the "Perlmutter" supercomputer is in 5th place, while "Selene" is in 6th place, and the "JUWELS Booster Module" is in 8th place in the ranking. Even more impressive is AMD's overall progress in this ranking, which highlights the power of the company's chips.
AMD tells us that from November 2020 to June 2021, the number of AMD-based supercomputers in the TOP500 list more than doubled from 21 to 49. Things are even more favorable to AMD if we broaden the chronological reference points a little: between June 2020 and June 2021, the number of AMD systems in this same list has practically multiplied by 5, going from 10 to 49. More generally, the latest TOP500 list - which is updated twice a year - welcomes 58 new supercomputers, 29 of which are based on AMD solutions.
To complete this information, AMD details the supercomputers equipped with its latest EPYC 7003 series processor. Here is the list as presented by AMD in its press release.
- The Bulgaria EuroHPC Atos BullSequana XH2000 supercomputer
- Cambridge University's CSD3 system - Cambridge Service for Data Driven Discovery
- COSMA8 from the University of Durham
- Microsoft Azure supercomputers at the Met Office
- National Center for Atmospheric Research supercomputer
- Singapore National Supercomputing Centre