AMD chooses Google Cloud to provide additional scale for chip design workloads


Google Cloud infrastructure will help AMD gain more flexibility with semiconductor design needs

SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Google Cloud and AMD today announced a technology partnership in which AMD will run Electronic Design Automation (EDA) for its chip design workloads on Google Cloud, further extending capabilities on-site AMD data centers. AMD will also leverage Google Cloud’s global networking, storage, artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities to further enhance its hybrid and multicloud strategy for these EDA workloads.

Scale, elasticity, and efficient use of resources play a critical role in chip design, especially as the demand for computational processing increases with each node advancement. To stay flexible and scale easily, AMD will add the latest Google Cloud compute-optimized technology C2D VM instancepowered by 3rd generation AMD EPYC™ processors, to its suite of resources focused on EDA workloads. By leveraging Google Cloud, AMD plans to be able to run more designs in parallel, giving the team more flexibility to handle short-term compute demands, without reducing allocation on long-term projects.

“In today’s semiconductor environment, the speed, scale, and security of the cloud unlocks much-needed flexibility,” said Sachin Gupta, Managing Director and Vice President, Infrastructure, at Google Cloud. “We are excited to provide the infrastructure to support AMD’s compute performance needs and equip the company with our AI solutions to continue designing innovative chips.”

“Using Google Cloud C2D instances powered by 3rd Gen EPYC processors for our complex EDA workloads has helped our engineering and IT teams immensely. C2D has allowed us to be more flexible and provided a new path of high-performance resources that allows us to mix and match and find the right compute solution for our complex EDA workflows,” said Mydung Pham, corporate vice president, Silicon Design Engineering, at AMD. “We are excited to work with Google Cloud to leverage their rich cloud functionality and 3rd Gen EPYC capabilities.”

Through this multi-year technology partnership, Google Cloud and AMD will continue to explore new features and innovations, while AMD will enjoy benefits such as:

  • Increased flexibility and choice to run applications in the most efficient way possible
  • Improved design and operations with Google Cloud applied artificial intelligence and machine learning tools and frameworks
  • More transparency with costs and resource consumption
  • Greater agility and less dependency on suppliers

For more information on Google Cloud’s offerings for high-performance computing, please see our website.

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