AMD confirmed that new products based on the CDNA 2 architecture will be launched this year
At the 49th Global Technology, Media, and Communications Conference held by JP Morgan Chase recently, AMD CEO Lisa Su briefly mentioned the CDNA 2 architecture.
At the beginning of this year, there has been news that the AMD Instinct MI200 computing card equipped with the new architecture is likely to be launched in the fourth quarter of this year. Dr. Lisa Su said:
“Last year we talked about our first generation CDNA architecture. This year, as I mentioned, we are going to introduce the next generation of CDNA. In fact, it is the architecture that is the key component that allowed us to win the tender for the creation of El Capitan supercomputers and others for Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Livermore National Laboratory. Lawrence. But also a considerable part of the success is associated with the reliable operation of a combination of our CPU and GPU, which allow us to optimize work at all levels for high performance computing, as well as for artificial intelligence and machine learning applications. In fact, this year we are going to release the next generation of the [CDNA] architecture. And we are really looking forward to this moment. I think we have made significant progress in its development. It will be the next big step in data center architecture innovation.”
AMD Instinct series of computing cards are specially designed for computing-intensive and HPC workloads. They use a different CDNA architecture from game cards. As a second-generation product, they will bring many new functions and technologies.
So far, there is not much news about the CDNA 2 architecture, although AMD has already released a roadmap for the CDNA 2 architecture. It is said that the new generation of products will use MCM (Multi-Chip-Module) packaging technology and the next generation of Infinity Fabric bus technology, and will support the third-generation AMD Infinity architecture, allowing up to 8 channels of the same GPU to be connected to Exascale. There are also rumors that the CDNA 2 architecture chip will also package HBM2e video memory together, just like Intel’s Ponte Vecchio method. The competitor is likely to be Nvidia’s future Lovelace MCM GPU for the HPC market.