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AMD partners with Alibaba for cloud computing services

AMD president and CEO Dr. Lisa Su and Alibaba Cloud president Simon Hu announced at the Alibaba Computing Conference that their two companies will be collaborating in order to strengthen the latter’s global data centers. The partnership entails stronger research and cooperation related to the cloud-based use of AMD Radeon Pro GPUs.

“The partnership between AMD and Alibaba Cloud will bring both of our customers more diversified, cloud-based graphic processing solutions. It is our vision to work together with leading technology firms like AMD to empower businesses in every industry with cutting-edge technologies and computing capabilities,” said Hu.

Demonstrated during the Alibaba Computing Conference was the Alibaba Cloud Single Root Input/Output Virtualization (SR-IOV) Solution featuring AMD Radeon Pro server technology. Specifically,  the showcase is powered by the Radeon FirePro  S7150 x2 GPU featuring AMD Multi-user GPU (MxGPU) hardware-based server virtualization technology. It is the industry’s sole hardware-virtualized GPU technology that guarantees service levels, as well as improved security for remote workstation, cloud gaming, cloud computing, and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) implementations.  

“The collaboration between AMD and Alibaba Cloud leverages the world-class technology and software engineering capabilities of both companies to meet the growing demand for standards-based GPU computing solutions capable of enabling more immersive and intuitive cloud services,” commented Su. “Working closely with industry leaders like Alibaba Cloud helps ensure the investments AMD is making in our high-performance graphics and computing datacenter products continue to align with the needs of the broader cloud market.”