Meta selects AMD chips for data centers


After Facebook’s parent company Meta chose AMD EPYC CPUs for its data centers, AMD also entered into deals with many of Intel’s major customers.

On November 8, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), a multinational integrated semiconductor manufacturer headquartered in Santa Clara, California, stated that it had “connected” the social media company and the public. . American technology company Meta Platforms Inc becomes a customer who buys data center chips. This caused AMD’s stock price to rise by more than 11%.

ADM also announced a series of new chips that day, designed to compete with smaller competitors such as Nvidia in the supercomputer market and Ampere Computing in the cloud computing market.

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After following Intel for many years in the x86 chip manufacturing field, AMD has established a firm foothold in the manufacturing field and has a more stable market share under the leadership of CEO Su Lisha since 2017. Intel’s faster processor chip.

According to Mercury Research, AMD currently accounts for nearly a quarter of the global x86 chip market.

After being selected by Meta, the parent company of the social network Facebook, to use AMD EPYC (Xiaolong) CPUs in its data centers, AMD has also reached deals with many of its largest customers. Intel. The company also has deals with Alphabet Inc’s Google Cloud, Amazon’s Amazon Web Services and Microsoft’s Azure.

Christopher Rolland, an analyst at Susquehanna International Group, said that AMD appears to be “cutting part of Meta’s huge spending budget” because the company has invested a lot of money in its virtual universe construction plan. On the Internet (Internet Metaverse).

AMD also launched the Instinct MI200 series of accelerators, which the company claims are the fastest in high-performance computing and artificial intelligence workloads.

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