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Fast GPU boosts Google Compute Engine
Radeon GPU technology will be available to Google Cloud Platform users worldwide AMD has announced. Starting in 2017, Google will use AMD’s fastest available single-precision dual GPU compute accelerators, Radeon-based AMD FirePro S9300 x2 Server GPUs, to help accelerate Google Compute Engine and Google Cloud Machine Learning services.
AMD scales performance, price & power across embedded line
AMD has announced its 3rd gen AMD Embedded G-series SoCs and the Embedded G-series LX SoC, providing customers a broadened portfolio of performance options. The latest offerings expand developers’ ability to scale x86 platforms, starting with the entry-level AMD Embedded G-series LX SoC, which is pin compatible to the previous generation G-series SoC devices.
VR & 360 video experience to fuel next-gen journalism
AMD has joined with The Associated Press to form a VR experience channel to fuel next-gen journalism. As part of the collaboration between the companies, AP will leverage AMD Radeon graphics technology to render lifelike VR environments built around news and documentary content. In turn, AMD will provide the hardware platforms, software technology and VR expertise to support AP's journalism in VR and 360 video.
SoC processors target demanding embedded applications
AMD has announced its R-series SoC processors that establish performance leadership across a targeted range of embedded application market requirements for digital signage, retail signage, medical imaging, electronic gaming, media storage, communications and networking.
AMD introduces low energy consumption G-Series APU
AMD have today introduced the newest member of the award-winning AMD G-Series SOC family, the GX-210JA Accelerated Processing Unit. Reducing x86 power requirements for embedded designs, the new GX-210JA APU is a full System-on-Chip design which uses one-third less energy than its predecessor. Offering industry-leading graphics capabilities, the new APU features 6 watts maximum thermal design power and approximately 3 watts expected average power.
Keynote Lineup for APU13 unveiled by AMD
The initial lineup of keynote speakers for the 2013 AMD Developer Summit, APU13 announced by AMD. The third annual three-day event will be held in San Jose, Calif., Nov. 11-14, 2013, where AMD and industry leaders will delve into key market trends regarding next generation software and computing experience development, the emerging Heterogeneous System Architecture standard, and the latest in the use of industry-standard application programming i...
AMD Unleashes First-Ever 5 GHz Processor
AMD today unveiled its most powerful member of the legendary AMD FX family of FX family of CPUs, the world’s first commercially available 5 GHz CPU processor, the AMD FX-9590. These 8-core CPUs deliver new levels of gaming and multimedia performance for desktop enthusiasts. AMD FX-9000 Series CPUs will be available initially in PCs through system integrators.
AMD Launches the AMD Opteron X-Series Family: the Industry’s Highest Performance Small Core x86 Server Processors
AMD unveiled a new family of low power server processors: the AMD Opteron X-Series optimized for scale-out server architectures. The first AMD Opteron X-Series processors, formerly known as “Kyoto,” are the highest density, most power-efficient small core x86 processors ever built1.
Industry’s Highest Performance Small Core x86 Server Processors
AMD unveil a new family of low power server processors: the AMD Opteron X-Series optimized for scale-out server architectures. The first AMD Opteron X-Series processors, formerly known as “Kyoto,” are the highest density, most power-efficient small core x86 processors ever built. The new X1150 and X2150 processors beat the top performing Intel Atom processor on key performance benchmarks, including single thread and throughput performance wit...
AMD Amplifies Mobile Experience with Responsive Performance, Rich Graphics, Elite Software and Long Battery Life
AMD today launched three new additions to its 2013 A-Series and E-Series Mobile Accelerated Processing Unit lineup – delivering solutions ideally positioned to address today’s evolving PC market with dramatically increased performance and power efficiency, as well as a portfolio of unique user experiences, and superior gaming and graphics:
AMD to Create Tailored Products Integrating Customer-Specific IP through Semi-Custom Business Unit
AMD announced today a strategic focus on developing one-of-a-kind solutions through its Semi-Custom Business Unit based on the extensive set of intellectual property amassed across AMD processors, graphics and multimedia.
AMD Targets High-Growth, Embedded Markets with New AMD Embedded G-Series System-on-Chip
AMD today announced the new AMD Embedded G-Series System-on-Chip platform, a single-chip solution based on the AMD next-generation “Jaguar” CPU architecture and AMD Radeon 8000 Series graphics. The new AMD Embedded G-Series SOC platform further signifies a strategic push to focus on high-growth markets outside the PC industry, with an emphasis on embedded systems. The announcement was made at this year’s DESIGN West expo.
AMD’s SeaMicro SM15000 Achieves Certification for CDH4
AMD today announced that the SeaMicro SM15000 server is now certified for CDH4, Cloudera’s Distribution Including Apache Hadoop Version 4. AMD’s SeaMicro SM15000 server, which can deliver up to 512 processor cores and over five petabytes of storage in a single system, is the industry’s most power-efficient big data server platform.
Martin L. Edelman Appointed to AMD Board of Directors
AMD announced today that Martin Edelman has been appointed to the company’s board of directors as a representative of West Coast Hitech L.P., an affiliate of Mubadala Development Company and AMD’s largest stockholder. Edelman’s appointment follows the resignation of Waleed al Muhairi after four years of service on the AMD Board.
AMD and Crytek Energize the PC Gaming Industry with the Launch of “Crysis 3”
AMD today announced the North American launch of its Gaming Evolved title “Crysis 3. Working closely with Crytek, elite AMD engineers optimized “Crysis 3” to enable incredible performance on AMD Radeon graphics cards, powered by the award-winning AMD Graphics Core Next architecture. The AMD/Crytek alliance accelerates “Crysis 3” with the world’s fastest1 graphics processing unit (GPU), the AMD Radeon 7970 GHz E...
AMD’s SeaMicro SM15000 Server Achieves Certification For Rackspace Private Cloud
AMD announce that its SeaMicro SM15000 server is certified for the Rackspace Private Cloud. “Nova in a Box” and “Swift in a Rack” are respectively the most efficient compute and highest storage capacity solutions validated for OpenStack. The product certification for mass compute and object storage ensures that enterprise deployments of Rackspace Private Cloud on AMD’s SeaMicro SM15000 servers are a proven and rigorously tested solution...
AMD APU-Based Gizmo Board For Embedded Systems Inventors And Hobbyists
AMD have announced that the newly launched Gizmo board, a low-cost board geared toward x86-based embedded system development available from GizmoSphere, is powered by an AMD Embedded G-Series Accelerated Processing Unit. Gizmo is a 4-inch by 4-inch x86 development board that can run a variety of operating systems including Android, Linux, RTOSes and Windows.
Industry Veteran Roy Taylor Joins AMD To Lead Global Channel Sales
AMD announced today that Roy Taylor has joined the company as corporate vice president and head of Global Channel Sales, reporting to Senior Vice President and Chief Sales Officer John Byrne. In this role, Taylor will be responsible for managing and growing AMD’s channel business globally.
AMD Names Devinder Kumar Chief Financial Officer
AMD announce that after a thorough internal and external search the company has appointed Devinder Kumar as senior vice president and chief financial officer, effective Jan. 2, 2013. Kumar, 57, will report to Rory Read, AMD president and chief executive officer, and will have responsibility for leading the company’s global finance organization.
AMD Introduces Industry’s Most Powerful Server Graphics Card
AMD today launched the AMD FirePro S10000, the industry’s most powerful server graphics card, designed for high-performance computing (HPC) workloads and graphics intensive applications. The AMD FirePro S10000 is the first professional-grade card to exceed one teraFLOPS (TFLOPS) of double-precision floating-point performance, helping to ensure optimal efficiency for HPC calculations.