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AMD's Role in Advancing Sustainability Through Energy Efficiency


On April 22nd, the world comes together to commemorate Earth Day and promote sustainable living. As a leader in the semiconductor industry, AMD is committed to mitigating climate change by not only producing energy-efficient products but also supporting research for transitioning to a low-carbon economy.

AMD's business strategy prioritizes maximizing computing performance per unit of energy consumed, and its cutting-edge chip architecture, design, and power management features have resulted in significant energy efficiency gains. In fact, AMD's EPYC processors power the most energy-efficient x86 servers, reducing energy costs and associated GHG emissions. AMD's commitment to energy efficiency extends to supercomputing, where it powers 75% of the top 20 most energy-efficient supercomputers, according to the Green500 List. AMD's sustainable efforts have been recognized with a 2022 SEAL Sustainable Product Award for its 30x25 Energy Efficiency Goal for Accelerated Computing initiative.

The company is on track to achieve its goal of 30x energy efficiency increase by 2025, having already reached a 6.8x improvement in 2022. AMD's commitment to sustainability is evident in its work with partners such as the LUMI supercomputer, which is powered by optimized 3rd Gen AMD EPYC CPUs and AMD Instinct MI250X GPUs.

The supercomputer is used to better understand and model climate change while running on 100% renewable energy and repurposing waste heat for a nearby town. As we celebrate Earth Day this year, AMD encourages everyone to join in their mission to promote sustainability and advance collective efforts towards a better future.