STMicroelectronics drives chip design with AMD EPYC™ processors and reinforces sustainability.

STMicroelectronics, Europe’s largest semiconductor company, has optimized performance, cost, and energy consumption in its research and development (R&D) center by choosing AMD EPYC™ processors. This strategic decision has not only accelerated the delivery of chip designs to its customers, but has also contributed to its sustainability goals.

Challenges of Performance and Energy Consumption in R&D
The company faces the challenge of reducing its energy consumption by 150 gigawatt-hours annually and achieving carbon neutrality by 2027. “Reducing energy consumption is crucial for us, especially with our double-digit growth in recent years,” says Olivier Joubert, Senior Infrastructure Architect of DTIT at STMicroelectronics.

The Choice of AMD EPYC™ for Optimal Efficiency
The decision to choose AMD EPYC™ processors was based on their superior performance and energy efficiency. “We were impressed by the performance of 2nd and 3rd generation AMD EPYC™ processors. With them, we have achieved a 33% reduction in electricity consumption,” remarks Joubert.

Impactful Results in R&D
With the implementation of AMD EPYC™ processors, STMicroelectronics has seen significant improvements:
– A 12% increase in performance compared to any other CPU on the market.
– Up to 30% lower cost per core and 30% less energy consumption per core.
– A 33% overall reduction in electricity consumption of the data center.

Strategic Partners in Innovation and Sustainability
STMicroelectronics closely collaborates with partners such as Microsoft Azure and HPE. “We work with Microsoft to ensure they are using the same CPU as us in our data center,” explains Joubert. This collaboration is crucial in maintaining technological alignment and meeting sustainability objectives.

Looking to the Future with AMD
STMicroelectronics is already evaluating 4th generation AMD EPYC™ processors, anticipating performance that is at least 25% superior to the previous generation. “The 4th generation AMD EPYC™ processors will further outperform any competitor in the market,” assures Joubert.

A Commitment to Sustainability and Innovation
The company, with a nearly 30-year track record in sustainability, has integrated this commitment into its business model. The implementation of AMD EPYC™ processors reflects this approach, allowing STMicroelectronics to advance in creating more complex and sustainable chip designs.

About STMicroelectronics
STMicroelectronics is a global semiconductor manufacturer with a strong focus on in-house technologies and a broad manufacturing footprint. With over 50,000 employees worldwide, the company is dedicated to providing customers with high-quality and sustainable products.

About AMD
AMD, with over 50 years of innovation in high-performance computing, graphics, and visualization technologies, is a cornerstone in the lives of billions of people and in the operations of leading businesses and scientific institutions worldwide.

In summary, the collaboration between STMicroelectronics and AMD EPYC™ is setting a milestone in the semiconductor industry, combining high performance and sustainability, and laying the groundwork for the future of chip technology and high-performance computing.

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