CSIR Fourth Paradigm Institute, a Council of Scientific and Industrial Research body based in Bengaluru, will get high-performance technology contributions from the chip-maker AMD as part of the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.

The CSIR FPI is among several global institutes, including Stanford School of Medicine, to get this assistance from AMD.

Early this year, the Nasdaq-listed US firm announced high-performing computing assistance to global research organisations in their quest to build solutions to defeat the pandemic.

AMD is now contributing high-end computing systems or access to Penguin-On-Demand (POD) cloud-based clusters powered by second generation AMD EPYC and AMD Radeon Instinct processors to 21 institutions and research facilities conducting Covid-19 research.

“We welcome AMD’s decision to donate a supercomputing system dedicated to Covid-19 research in India that will be hosted and managed at CSIR Fourth Paradigm Institute in Bengaluru. This will augment our capacity as the leading research and development

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