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AMD Announces First COVID-19 HPC Fund

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Today, AMD and Penguin Computing announced a donation of AMD-powered, high-performance computing systems from the AMD HPC Fund for COVID-19 research. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), New York University (NYU) and Rice University are the first universities named as recipients of the AMD HPC Fund.

 AMD also announced it will contribute a cloud-based system powered by AMD EPYC and AMD Radeon Instinct processors that will provide remote supercomputing capabilities for researchers around the world. The combined donation of systems at NYU, MIT, and Rice University will bring over seven petaflops of compute power to fight the global pandemic.

This news comes after AMD’s joining the COVID-19 HPC Consortium and the contribution of AMD Radeon Instinct MI50 accelerators and support resources to upgrade the “Corona” supercomputer at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for pandemic research.

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