Some of the research themes within AMD Research are the following:
- Systems level research such as:
- Exascale FastForward: Exploring a range of enabling processor and memory technologies necessary to build the supercomputer node for the year 2020 and investigating the impact of these technologies on other markets. This research spans from circuits and microarchitectures through software. It seeks to improve the performance, energy-efficiency, reliability, and programmability of future computing systems.
- Workloads for Future Computing: With cloud computing becoming more and more prevalent, we are committed to leveraging a plethora of techniques to understand and enhance AMD performance in the cloud.
- Enabling technologies such as:
- CPU, GPU and HSA Architectures: Development of the next generation architectures and beyond.
- Memory Systems: Work to understand the implications of system design from memory technologies on the horizon.
- Low Power: Circuits-based and architectural techniques, to reduce the power consumption of future platforms.
- I/O Subsystems: System performance is more and more influenced by I/O subsystem performance.
- Research infrastructure such as:
- Simulator Development: An important element of our research is simulator development, facilitates evaluation of revolutionary ideas. Besides AMD internal work we are a leader developing the open source simulator gem5.
We support and encourage research in the academic community aligned with the AMD strategic thrusts listed above.