AMD Partners with Mercedes for Multi-year Deal

Image: Mercedes

AMD processors continue to find their way into high performance arenas. This time around they have joined into a multi-year partnership with the Mercedes AMD Petronas Formula One Team.

From the Mercedes-AMG website:

” The new partnership will also see the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team pilot the use of AMD commercial solutions, including AMD EPYC server processors and AMD Ryzen PRO laptop processors, to optimize the team’s various workstreams.”

As seen in the image above, AMD’s logo will enjoy a prominent placing for their 2020 car. It will be located on either side of the cockpit. A break from AMD’s traditional red and black motif the gold and black look has some panache. AMD is no stranger to the world of racing though. According to PITPASS they were formerly associated with Ferrari’s Maranello team. AMD’s chief marketing officer John Taylor had this to say:

” At AMD, we are at our best when we create disruptive technologies that push the envelope of what is possible in high-performance computing.”

AMD In Super-computing

AMD has expanded its presence in other high-performance computing avenues as well. In the last twelve months other parts of Europe have sought out their Epyc line processors. Most recently in January their Epyc 7742 processors won the contract to be used in the new XH2000 super computer. The XH200 will be used for weather prediction. Before that they gained another contract with AWE, the Atomic Weapons Establishment using the Epyc 7542 processor. A few weeks before that, and yet another Epyc processor, the Epyc Rome line, found its way into UKRI or the United Kingdom Research and Innovation. This time around for the Archer supercomputer used for general research.

AMD’s reach doesn’t stop there as they have a major foothold in the console gaming market as well. Both Microsoft’s and Sony’s, present, and upcoming consoles feature their processors.

Peter Brosdahl
As a child of the 70’s I was part of the many who became enthralled by the video arcade invasion of the 1980’s. Saving money from various odd jobs I purchased my first computer from a friend of my dad, a used Atari 400, around 1982. Eventually it would end up being a lifelong passion of upgrading and modifying equipment that, of course, led into a career in IT support.

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