AMD announces joining the PyTorch Foundation as a founding member
AMD announced that it will join the newly formed PyTorch Foundation as a founding member. The fund, which is part of the non-profit Linux Foundation, was established through a partnership between Meta, AMD, AWS, Google Cloud, Microsoft, and Nvidia. Its governing board, composed of representatives from the six companies mentioned above, fosters and maintains an ecosystem of open source projects to advance the adoption of artificial intelligence (AL) tools by using PyTorch, a machine learning (ML) software framework originally created and nurtured by Meta.
As a founding member, AMD says it will strive to use the most advanced tools, libraries, and other components supported by innovations such as the AMD ROCm open software platform, AMD Instinct accelerators, adaptive SoCs, and CPUs to make these innovations accessible to all.
“Open software is critical to advancing HPC, AI and ML research, and we’re ready to bring our experience with open software platforms and innovation to the PyTorch foundation,” said Brad McCredie, corporate vice president, Data Center and Accelerated Processing, AMD. “AMD Instinct accelerators and ROCm software power important HPC and ML sites around the world, from exascale supercomputers at research labs to major cloud deployments showcasing the convergence of HPC and AI/ML. Together with other foundation members, we will support the acceleration of science and research that can make a dramatic impact on the world.”
According to Meta, the PyTorch Foundation will adhere to four principles, namely maintaining openness, maintaining neutrality, maintaining fairness, and building a strong technical image. Its priority is to ensure the independence between PyTorch commercialization and technical governance.