With the vigorous development of the digital age, computing power has become an important productive force. Like water and electricity, it is the core resource of today’s society. With the continuous improvement of chip computing capabilities, the digital economy is growing rapidly. According to the requirements of the “14th Five-Year Plan for the Development of Digital Economy”, by 2025, China’s digital economy will enter a period of comprehensive expansion, and the added value of the core industries of the digital economy will account for The proportion of GDP will reach 10%. In parallel with the rapid development, the industry’s thinking and practice of sustainable development. In July 2021, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology issued the “Three-Year Action Plan for the Development of New Data Centers (2021-2023)”, which proposed to comprehensively improve the energy efficiency of new data centers.
In order to realize the common vision of “energy saving and emission reduction” and building a sustainable digital economy, on September 5, 2022, the 2022 Open Data Center Summit (ODCC), with the theme of “Enjoying the Wonderful Computing Power and Going to a Low-Carbon Future”, will be held. ) was held in Beijing, and Liu Wenzhuo, technical director of AMD China Enterprise and Commercial Division, attended the summit and made a wonderful sharing. Liu Wenzhuo said, “The data center industry has ushered in new development opportunities. In order to cope with the increasingly complex computing power challenges in the world, AMD provides the industry with a wide range of product solutions, covering key components related to computing power, making data centers green. provide support for development.”
Whether it is in cloud computing, supercomputing, AI intelligence, 5G communication and other fields, strong computing power is required. AMD has been committed to the development and production of “more cores, faster performance, better quality, and lower energy consumption”. products, provide high-quality solutions, and hope that while fully supporting the development of data centers and all walks of life, it will also create a better and more sustainable world.
At the ODCC summit, Liu Wenzhuo shared many AMD products and technological innovations to help the green development of data centers with excellent performance and lower energy consumption. First of all, AMD is the first semiconductor company in the industry to apply 7nm process technology to x86 CPU and GPU products. On the premise of maintaining the same computing power, the third-generation AMD EPYC (Xiaolong) processor using the 7nm “Zen 3” architecture is adopted. The instruction set per clock (IPC) performance is improved by up to 19% , which can help customers greatly reduce cost and power consumption.
AMD has also made breakthroughs in SOC design. Chiplet technology has been adopted in the first generation of EPYC server processors since 2017, and has continued to develop since then. In the next generation of EPYC products, AMD has added 8 7nm Chiplets and 1 12nm Chiplet I/Os are interconnected. Each generation of product iterations brings performance improvements.
Modular chip design is inseparable from the advanced Infinity high-speed bus technology. Liu Wenzhuo introduced that Infinity not only supports the connection between CPU and CPU, GPU and GPU, but also supports the connection between CPU and GPU, and future AI chips , and implement unified addressing to improve data transmission efficiency, improve performance per watt, and reduce power consumption.
In 2022, AMD launched the world’s first data center CPU with 3D chip stacking, the third-generation AMD EPYC processor with AMD 3D V-Cache technology, code-named “Milan-X (Milan-X)” . AMD 3D V-Cache technology not only increases the number of L3 caches (with 768MB L3 cache) by combining AMD “Zen 3” cores with cache modules, but also reduces latency and improves throughput to a greater extent, at the same power consumption Provides up to 66% performance improvement for a variety of target technology computing workloads.
So far, AMD EPYC processors have broken 250+ world records, covering database analytics, enterprise, HCI/SDI/cloud, HPC and other fields.
The world’s leading speed and super energy-efficient supercomputer – FronTIer supercomputer, which uses the third-generation AMD EPYC processor and AMD InsTIinct MI200 series accelerators, in the Top500 list in June this year, FronTIer won the first place, it It is the world’s first supercomputer to break through the exascale bottleneck.
AMD has been taking small steps forward, striving to innovate to continuously improve the efficiency of computing power and make green computing power possible. Liu Wenzhuo introduced that the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) FronTIer won the first place in the Green500 with an energy efficiency ratio of 52.23 gigaflops per watt. In this ranking, which can be called the “Global Green Computing Power List”, AMD is the top 20 efficient supercomputers. 17 of the computers provide power, showing the industry the results of AMD’s practice of green computing power.
AMD is also working to minimize the environmental impact of its business and supply chain, improve the environmental performance of IT users, and innovate collaborative solutions to address sustainability challenges. AMD is aggressively pursuing its environmental goals through performance metrics, including a 25% reduction in Scope 1 and Scope 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (2020-2021), and improved server processor energy efficiency in high-performance computing and artificial intelligence training applications 6.8 times.
In the booth of this summit, AMD also displayed many innovative products/technologies such as AMD Xilinx Alveo U55C high-performance computing accelerator card, AMD third-generation EPYC processor, AMD 3D V-Cache technology, and “Milan-X” , allowing users to understand AMD’s chip technology up close and feel the charm of green computing power.
In the data center market, AMD, relying on solutions with high computing power and high energy efficiency ratio, has joined hands with industry partners to help data centers realize the accelerated transformation of “green and low carbon”, and continue to contribute to the sustainable development of the industry and the construction of world ecological civilization. Empower.