- Welcome to CES. I'm thrilled to introduce today's keynote speaker, AMD President and Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Lisa Su. She also was just recognized as Fortune's number two most powerful Business Person of the Year. She's known for making big bets, leading disciplined execution against ambitious roadmaps, forging meaningful partnerships and accelerating the growth and trajectory of AMD. Lisa Su has made a name for herself. As an industry leader who is pursuing cutting edge technologies that change the world, AMD products and technologies are helping to redefine the technology industry. We already see that through its work with PCs where AMD technology has helped people to reimagine the future of education, entertainment, gaming, and work, as it continues to push the envelope on performance, and in the cloud where AMD technology powers some of the most important services from video conferencing to video streaming. It's hard to tour the all-digital CES and not see something that AMD is a part of. From powerful desktops used by content creators to notebooks and Chromebooks that have assisted in the virtual schooling of children everywhere to your favorite new game consoles AMD touches so many facets of life-changing technology. Dr. Su is an engineer, technologist, and problem-solver at heart who has always been driven to find meaningful solutions to challenges and successfully advancing leading edge semiconductor and high performance computing technologies throughout her career. Prior to joining AMD, Dr. Su held technology and business leadership positions at IBM and Freescale Semiconductor now NXP. I'm excited to welcome Dr. Lisa SU to CES.

- [Narrator] Technology changes the world, but not on its own. Hardware needs heart. Software needs murmur. When processing power meets brainpower tomorrow comes alive. 1000 ideas spark inside one mind the world shrinks. Horizons expand. The speed of progress leaves us breathless with high-performance computing to lift us. We see more possibilities, new opportunities. We see where the future starts.

- Welcome everyone. Thank you to Gary and to all of you for joining us today at CES 2021. It's an honor to keynote CES for the second time. I know for most of us, we start every January together. So doing a virtual keynote is certainly different. At CES last year none of us could have imagined all the things that would happen in 2020 as we navigated the COVID-19 pandemic globally. I know it was a challenging year for everyone but it was also a year where we experienced firsthand the increasingly important role technology plays in every aspect of our lives. For all of us in the tech industry, although we've had our set of challenges, 2020 was perhaps one of our most productive years from how we work, to how our kids learned, to our entertainment to accelerating the pace of our digital transformation. High performance computing has never been more important in our daily lives or to our future. The world needed us to turbocharge our technology capabilities and our industry delivered wonderfully in so many different ways. At AMD our focus has always been to push the envelope on high performance computing across the cloud, infrastructure and personal computing. And in 2020 we broadened our focus to ensure we were working with our partners to drive innovation, provide more capability and meet the new requirements of a digital first world. I'm most proud of the work we have done with technology applied to solve some of the world's most challenging research problems. A great example of this is the work in the scientific community. Scientists and researchers really pivoted on a dime to pull their resources to rally around research on vaccines, therapeutics and other important learnings to combat and understand the pandemic. And to help them do this the AMD COVID-19 HPC Fund donated over 12 petaflops of super computing last year to many of the world's leading universities and labs conducting infectious disease research. Let's hear from some of the researchers on their work.

- When the pandemic came along there was a remarkable moment. Almost overnight it seemed the researchers that had been working on various other applications changed their research quickly to address COVID more directly.

- I've never seen such a universal desire to reach out across disciplines to form these interdisciplinary collaborations to try to do what we can to understand this virus, to understand the COVID-19 disease and to help overcome the pandemic.

- I'm the Director of the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences.

- I'm an Associate Professor of Molecular Biosciences.

- We run the big computers. We do high-performance computing.

- I am a Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

- There's never enough computing available. There's always a huge demand.

- That is where the AMD donation really comes into play. It's going to allow us to take all of this big data and make sense of it.

- The hardware will enable scientific breakthroughs because it has been designed specifically to be an AI capable machine.

- The fact that this new platform has been provided by AMD can do this quadrillion calculations per second will really allow us to build more sophisticated models.

- High-performance computing that can process massive amounts of data, and then couple it to simulations to make predictions. It could be just a game changer.

- We're going to have the capability of feeding all of these parameters, the molecular parameters cellular parameters, clinical parameters from patients into Machine Learning algorithm.

- We're now not limited anymore by how quickly those Machine Learning algorithms can run because of how powerful these new GPU clusters are. Jobs that used to take weeks on a supercomputer to run can happen in a matter of hours.

- When you're dealing with a pandemic, time is important and getting solutions and ideas and possible therapeutics and drugs as soon as you can is of paramount importance.

- We have many people across 55 departments or more than 55 departments in fact that are doing COVID related research.

- The researchers made these rapid changes in their work and I think that speaks to the generality of the Machine Learning methods but also to the power of the computing. And then AMD came along with this remarkable gift of tremendous additional computing power at just the right time to help us accelerate the research results that leads to real answers.

- The industry ability to partner with universities is a real boon to scientific development.

- It's a really exciting time to be doing science where the computer is really a part of the experiment can take us to places we never expected we'd be able to go.

- People feel like they are a part of something important. They all drop what they have to do and they go work on this thing. We're all in it together. And that is to something really, really nice to see.

- Those researchers truly are inspiring. And you know that what they're learning will not only help in this pandemic, but will actually position us much, much better for the future. Now, when the pandemic hit our lives actually changed practically overnight. As we went to working, schooling and filtering at home. In many businesses digital transformations that typically would have taken years to complete were adopted in a matter of weeks or months. And while these shifts were challenging on a personal level the differences were dramatic on the planet. Just take a look at some of the satellite data. This shows the level of harmful emissions in the skies over Europe. Fewer people on the roads meant significantly reduced emissions, improved air quality and visibly less smog. At the same time, we transitioned to the new normal of working and schooling from home. We've all needed to adapt to new ways of communicating and collaborating which has placed significantly higher demands on our digital infrastructure and made devices like the PC even more essential. So if you take a look at some of the user stats Zoom users are now approaching three and a half trillion minutes of meetings per year. Cisco WebEx meeting participants recently hit 600 million per month. And Microsoft Teams is now supporting 115 million daily active users. All of these examples make it clear how over the last year our relationship with technology has fundamentally changed. The pandemic has elevated technology to become an essential part of how we live, work, play, and communicate. But at the center of all this technology is high performance computing. That's why I'm very excited today to be joined by leaders from several of the industry's most important companies to share their perspective on the technology trends and products that will define 2021. Together we'll show you how advances in high-performance computing will once again reset expectations for what's possible across PCs, gaming, and the data center. So with that as an introduction let's get started with one of our biggest partners and a company that plays a significant role across each of these markets. To talk more about our work together please welcome Microsoft Chief Product Officer, Panos Panay.

- Hi Lisa.

- Hey Panos. It's so good to see you. Thank you for joining me today. I think I've connected with you quite a bit over the past few months on Microsoft Teams. So I feel like I see you in the screen all the time.

- We definitely learned to work together this way, for sure.

- So look, it's been an incredible time in the world and certainly for tech. Microsoft is at the center of that and really empowering people. Can you tell me a little bit about what it's been like for you and the team at Microsoft these last 10 months?

- Like many people at Microsoft they're learning to work differently. And I feel that certainly. Yesterday I was in a meeting with Satya my dogs were barking in the background the garage door opened, and you know, you're kind of working through it. I think like everybody, we're still adapting still learning. It takes time. How we connect with each other is changing right now, Lisa, in a huge way, how we work is changing, how we learn is changing. School, work, even how we're gaming which is so important to what we do together. And then ultimately we're seeing that at Microsoft, at PC, it's becoming more essential than it's ever been before, but not only as a productivity tool, but as a tool to connect with other humans and people in general whether it's at school or work and you see that you just said it, as we work together it's super powerful because we can continue to move forward, continue to push the boundaries. And I think between our companies, it's our responsibility to help tech disappear into the background and help people do that connection. Our customers need that right now, more than ever. And so we can talk about how folks are kind of working at Microsoft, but then you can see this intensity of usage of our products together that's really coming to life how we support that day in and day out matters but how we look to the future also then to your point whether it's the intensity on Teams or Windows or Azure on the backend supporting so much or just the delight of being able to gain on a PC or an X-Box right now that you have a whole team in Microsoft, a whole company if you will kind of rallying around how to help people stay connected, work, play, and learn. And ultimately being able to partner with AMD has been phenomenal for us.

- Well, look, I think Panos actually I think we see it exactly the same way. It's such a special time where we can really use technology to help people do all the things that they need to do. And frankly, it is how we stay connected. I'm so proud of the work that we've done together. Our partnership is just incredibly broad and spans all the way from the cloud and data center to console gaming and then to Windows and surface it's just been so great to partner with your team. So can you talk a little bit about some of the co-engineering and what we're trying to accomplish?

- Yeah, I think that'd be great. I'd love to. First let me just say AMD's momentum right now is incredible. The impact you're having on the world, the work you've done. Let me just say that and truly from the most humblest place like we've been working together, Lisa for a long time, you and I, but before I get into any of that, we should start right now when you talk partnerships we gotta start with gaming, don't we? We're working on the X-box Series X and Series S this work doesn't happen in a silo. This is two teams getting together, getting right down to the depth of what it means to deliver an incredible gaming experience. Now, we have this incredibly, the most performant console on the planet, and that's the work we do together. I think some people just think, sometimes I hear "it just happens." No, these are two teams coming together, working in detail. Then take it to the next level the work you're doing with Azure, the detailed work with AMD and Azure coming together with EPYC, delivering for game pass and X-cloud like these are real depth partnerships and here's my favorite thing and the way we work together. And for those of you who don't know you can take that architecture and that thinking that drives the X-Box, the RDNA architecture if you will, or RDNA2 I think and you just move that into what is the PC. And that's what just now I get super excited of course, because you know how much I love Windows how much I love working on these products leading into your Radeon product which has been so incredibly powerful for the PC right now to help gamers push forward, to help the high-performance PC compute happen. And right now thinking about customers in this time, we have an intensity of usage. This is even cat at home or gaming at home. Being able to push 64 core computing with Threadripper. You're doing all that with us but it's really the detailed work of the two teams coming together that bring that to life. But let me also share with you we created a small video for you, Lisa. I knew we were coming on today and I thought, boy, it would be so fun.

- Yeah, I'd love to see it.

- [Man] Three, two, one. Put your hands up.

- Panos that was fantastic. Thank you again for joining us. It was great to see you and thanks for providing those insights for our audience.

- What a blast. Lisa, thank you for having me. I really am grateful and thank you for this partnership. I think AMD is doing amazing things right now and your tech is moving this world forward and we're so grateful for it.

- Now let's turn our attention to PCs. In 2020, approximately 300 million notebooks, desktops and Chromebooks were sold. That's the highest number since 2014. And we expect demand to be even higher in 2021 as a PC continues playing an even larger role in our daily lives. At AMD we believe the PC has never been more essential. Now last November we introduced our first processors powered by our new Zen 3 CPU core. Zen 3 is a new architecture that brings new capabilities to PCs while delivering leadership performance and energy efficiency. The Zen 3 core is a phenomenal example of AMD's dedication to building the best technology. We redesigned the core to deliver our largest generation over generation performance increased since we launched the Zen family. Zen 3 increases our lead and overall performance and energy efficiency and also delivers the best single threaded performance. As a result the Ryzen 5000 Series CPU's are the fastest processors in the world for gamers and creators. Now we designed Zen 3 to scale from ultra thin notebooks all the way up to super computers. And I'm excited to announce we're starting 2021 by launching the most powerful PC processors ever built for ultra thin and gaming notebooks. Today, I'm proud to introduce the AMD Ryzen 5000 Series Mobile Processors powered by our new Zen 3 core. These new chips offer both tremendous performance and long battery life. In fact, AMD is the only company with an 8-Core x86 processor for ultra thins. For many years, the notebook PC market was on an incremental pace. By combining our leadership design capabilities with seven nanometer process technology our 4000 series mobile processors, launched last year, set a new performance trajectory for notebook processors. And we continue that new performance trajectory in 2021 with our Ryzen 5000 Series Mobile processors. You can expect to do more, to be more productive and to have more immersive gaming experiences with a notebook powered by our new Ryzen Mobile Processors. Now with so many of us working and learning from home in 2020, the performance and capabilities of our home PC actually defined how we worked and how we learned and much of our social interaction. We saw our productivity, our ability to create and our opportunities to connect limited by the computing power of our PC. And for many of us, we wanted more. Our new AMD Ryzen 5000 Series Mobile processors for ultra thin notebooks will be a significant step forward in performance and efficiency. With up to eight of our new Zen 3 cores, the AMD Ryzen 5000 Series are the best processors in the world for thin and light notebooks whether you're running general office productivity applications or more CPU intensive tasks like video rendering, photo editing, or 3D design the Ryzen 5000 Series actually sets the new bar for leadership performance. Now the AMD Ryzen 7 5800U is our best ultra thin notebook processor. It has eight cores, 16 threads with a boost up to 4.4 gigahertz and all of this while operating within a 15 watt thermal design that's required for these ultra thin notebooks. Now when you take a look at the benchmarks across a large range of applications it's just very clear that the rise of 7 5800 just runs your software faster. It's a very special product, the fastest x86 processor in the world for thin and light notebooks. Now the performance is really great, but in a notebook form factor battery life is also extremely important. And this is where the energy efficiency of the Zen 3 core truly shines. We've just done a ton of optimization in this space and with the Ryzen 5000 Series you can expect up to 17 and a half hours of general use and 21 hours of video playback on a single charge. Now that's a major jump compared to our previous generation and through all day battery life. Now, notebook customers don't just buy thin and light laptops, but millions of people actually buy notebooks to play PC games. AMD has a rich history in PC gaming and deep ties to the gaming community. Gamers actually want desktop-like performance in the notebook form factor and that's exactly what we built. Our new HX Series Mobile processors raise the bar for gaming notebooks. The HX brand actually represents our commitment to build the best processors for gaming. They feature the same Zen 3 cores from our best in class Ryzen 5000 desktop processors that deliver leadership frame rates. They're also unlocked for overclocking and have higher thermal ratings for sustained performance which is key for gaming. Now, let me introduce you to our top of the line Ryzen 9 HX processors, the 5900HX boost up to 4.6 gigahertz while the 5980HX boosts up to 4.8 gigahertz, both with 8-cores and thermal design power of 45 Watts or higher. So now let's take a look at the Ryzen 5900HX in action. What you're looking at here is a very graphics intensive game. Horizon Zero Dawn running on our new Ryzen 5900 HX processor. We're running this game at 1080P with a high detailed preset to really stress the CPU. And as you can see, our new mobile HX processors are delivering smooth frame rates of over 100 frames per second. And for all of you looking for a mobile 4k experience I'm happy to report that gaming notebooks featuring our new HX processors are also capable of delivering smooth gaming experiences when running at 4k at high settings. Now turning to some benchmarks versus the competition. Whether you're talking about single threaded performance or overall CPU performance the HX series wins by a wide margin. This is why the best gaming notebooks of 2021 will be powered by AMD Ryzen mobile HX processors. To bring the Ryzen 5000 mobile processors to market, we're really pleased with the strong partnership with the industry's leading PC OEMs. This year, we expect the number of notebook designs powered by our new generation of Ryzen mobile processors to grow by 50% compared to the Ryzen 4000 series. We expect more than 150 ultra-thin gaming and professional notebooks powered by Ryzen 5000 series to launch this year. This means even more choice for consumers. And you won't have to wait long to get your hands on these new systems with the first notebooks expected to be on sale from the world's top notebook providers in February. We couldn't be more excited about what the Ryzen 5000 will do for you in 2021. To drive innovation in the PC market you need great partners. Our next guest leads one of the world's largest PC companies. Let's welcome HP CEO and a great friend, Enrique Lores. Hey Enrique. Thank you so much for joining me today. It's great to see you to start the new year together.

- Lisa is great to see you as well and congratulations for keynoting this year in AMD. And also for all the success of AMD.

- Well, look, we are so honored to be partnered with HP. HP has really been at the center of Silicon Valley innovation. And during the past year I have talked a lot about really the charge that you're leading and helping consumers and businesses use technology to transform the way we live, work and learn. Can you tell us a little bit about some of the trends that you've seen accelerating over the past year?

- Sure I think one of the most important things we have seen in the last month is that PCs have become essential. With people working from home, kids learning from home, playing from home, families entertaining from home, the PC has become really the center of all these processes. And this is driving a new source of innovation enabling people to do things from their homes, connecting to their offices, really becoming much more efficient. And this is what we all have been working together. And I think we also have learned that is not only about developing technology, it's about developing technology that everybody can access because I think we have an obligation as well to make sure that technology doesn't help to divide our current societies. So this is something that we are working together on that I think is very important as well.

- I think you're absolutely right Enrique. It's such an opportunity for us to offer technology to help people in all walks of life. So look, I think the AMD HP partnership has spend a really broad reach from commercial PCs to ultra-thin consumer notebooks, to gaming and creator PCs. So we just showed everyone the new AMD Ryzen 5000 Mobile processors. And we truly appreciate the deep partnership with HP. Can you tell us about some of the designs that you're planning this year?

- Yes and before that, it's probably useful to recap a bit. I still remember the first meeting you and I had when none of us were the CEOs of our companies, where we were thinking and designing the first commercial PCs with AMD. And we have really gone a long way since these very early conversations, six, seven years ago. And I think with the launches this year we have really shown how much progress we have made and whether we look at the versatility of the new designs, the security that we have built into the solutions and the new form factors and the premium designs that we are bringing. Clearly we are making a difference and we are showing what the combination of both companies can bring to the market.

- You're so right Enrique. What I really appreciate is that every year the technology gets better, the partnership gets better. And I think what we can offer our customers gets better. So look, it's a incredible time for innovation in the PC market and across tech more broadly. Enrique, thank you so much for joining us today. I'm really, really thankful for our partnership and before to all the great new devices that we'll have out in 2021. Thank you.

- Thank you, Lisa.

- Now let's turn our attention to gaming. Gaming has continued to grow in recent years. And 2020 was another record year. Four in five U.S consumers have played a video game in the past six months. And at $174 billion in annual revenue the gaming industry is actually larger than the movie and music industries combined. We're now approaching 3 billion people playing games. That's 40% of the world's population. Now gaming is at the heart of so much of what we do at AMD. Gamers push us to innovate faster because they always want more, more frames, more pixels and more immersive experiences. Which is exactly what we delivered with our new CPU's and GPU's and the new generation of game consoles powered by AMD. The hottest products in the world today are the new game consoles from Microsoft and Sony. Panos mentioned our work with Microsoft to build high performance CPU's and GPU's for the Xbox Series X and Series S. We're also incredibly proud of our deep partnership with Sony to power the new PlayStation 5. All these next generation consoles use custom AMD SOC with Ryzen and Radeon technology. Console gaming has never looked better and AMD is providing the underlying technology pushing 4k gaming across these platforms. Now for PC gamers, we introduced high-end graphics cards to the desktop PC market at the end of 2020 with the Radeon RX 6000 Series. With the Radeon 6900 XT, 6800 XT and 6800 we have leadership at the high end, the reviews and awards for these products have been fantastic, and we know that millions of gamers are excited about the RX 6000 Series. Whether you're building your own gaming rig or buying a new gaming PC we truly have the best for PC gamers. We're working with our partner to drive a record number of premium desktop gaming systems from OEMs and from system builders featuring our new Radeon and RX 6000 Series graphics cards and a Ryzen 5000 series desktop CPUs. Now the underlying graphics architecture for all these new PC and console products is AMD RDNA2. With RDNA2 we really exceeded our goals. We doubled the performance from the first generation of RDNA in 2019 and we achieved a 65% performance per watt increase while supporting the full DX 12 ultimate experience for gamers. The team did a great job with this architecture and you'll see many more products in 2021 with RDNA2. We talked about the importance of gaming Notebooks a bit earlier and we'll be bringing RDNA2 to gaming Notebooks next. So let me show you a preview of the RDNA2 graphics architecture in a notebook reference design. What you're looking at here is Dirt5, another demanding game running at ultra high settings in 1440P. And what you see is more than 60 frames per second, just beautiful, smooth gameplay. We're on track to launch the first notebooks with RDNA2 in the first half of the year with our partners. And you'll also see new mainstream RDNA2 desktop graphic card designs in the first half of the year as well. We're very excited to have RDNA2 across the entire spectrum from consoles to desktops to notebooks soon. Now, while console and PC gaming are the most fun for some people, for others it's gorgeous content and Hollywood films. Today high performance computing makes it faster and less expensive to produce amazing movies and TV shows. My next guest has overseeing some of the most beloved stories and characters ever with visual effects and computer animation powered by AMD. Francois Chardavoine is the Head of Technology for Lucasfilm and Industrial Light & Magic.

- Hi, really happy to be here, Lisa.

- Great to see you. Thanks for joining us. So ILM, Lucasfilm and AMD have worked together now for more than a decade, yet 2020 is probably one of the most memorable of the years that we've worked together. The demand for content is through the roof. Can you tell us a little bit about how 2020 has changed the way you work?

- Absolutely, you're right. Lucasfilm just recently announced 10 new series and feature films, and a lot of studios are doing the same thing. Content creation is through the roof across all of the major content creators. And for ILM in particular, despite all the disruption for 2020 it's been an incredibly busy year and we're looking out to 2021 and it's gonna be even bigger. We built an entirely new studio from scratch in Sydney, Australia to add to our four other studios. We opened a few months before the pandemic really hit. And it was an opportunity for rethinking from the ground up all of our infrastructure to make sure that we're making the best choices possible. One of the most important parts of our infrastructure for what we do is the render farm. Really, the compute firepower that creates all of the images that you see on screen. And for Sydney, we decided to go exclusively with AMD to build our facility up. And that was something that really empowered that studio to hit the ground running despite all the disruption of 2020.

- Wow Francoise that's just fascinating. I mean, just to think of all of the things that you guys have to think about when you're producing the best content in the world. So you guys were really an early adopter of AMD EPYC and Threadripper. Can you tell us a little bit about how the tech works for you?

- Absolutely I mean, I think for us it's really about scale and flexibility. Scale just to produce the sheer amount of content across all of our studios where we just need as much firepower as possible. And AMD really focused on building out the amount of power that you can put in any individual's hands, the amount of threads and cores that you have available is unprecedented. And this really helps us deliver the content that we have. That scale comes into play a whole lot more than it ever has, even for interactive processes not just the overnight processes, where more and more we're just seeing software take advantage of that sheer amount of threads that are available with AMD processors in a way to software never has before. And so artists are able to make changes and immediately see the results. That gives you more of an intuitive sense of how when you turn the knob it really affects what you see on screen that really changes how you approach the creative process.

- You know Francoise, you sound like you love cores and threads just as much as I do. So we love that. You're really pushing the envelope on what technology can do. And it sounds like there are actually things that you can do in your creative pipeline or workflow that you weren't able to do before. Can you tell us a little bit about that?

- As artists more and more are having to tackle really high resolution content, high dynamic range, more bit depth. It's just a lot of data to process. And a lot of the codex the compression algorithms for the content are becoming more and more elaborate than they have before. And being able to play back at speed 4k content, 8k content. We have rides that are projected on huge screens that are sometimes multiple 16k content. We've never been able to review that before. And that's an area where we're really looking to AMD to help us solve that problem in a cost effective way. That used to be really limited to specialized hardware and AMD is making that a whole lot more commoditized than it ever has in the past.

- Well, that's fantastic. Really exciting stuff. I know we're all looking forward to seeing it. Well thank you so much for joining us today and giving us some of your insights on how high performance computing really does enable all the wonderful work that you do at ILM and Lucasfilm. We're really proud to be your partner and really look forward to doing much, much more together in the future.

- Thank you so much Lisa. This has been great and AMD has been an amazing partner through all this.

- Let's take a look at some of the great work by Lucasfilm and ILM using high performance computing. To share more about our work in the PC workstation and server markets, let's welcome our great friend, Lenovo Chairman and CEO, Yang Yuanqing.

- YY, it's great to see you today. Thank you so much for joining us.

- Thank you, Lisa. Thank you for having me here.

- I've heard you say Lenovo is focused on building smarter technology for all data center, PCs, mobile phones and smart devices. Can you tell me a little bit about what the Lenovo team experienced in 2020 when it comes to the world's transition to digital first?

- Why some people predicted a smartphone with the repairs PCs and the tablets before. The work and the study from home trend have proven PC to be a essential productivity tool now. Although this trend was a started by the pandemic, it has now become a new lifestyle. So even after the pandemic we believe this new lifestyle will stay and Lenovo is committed to meet our customer's requirements.

- We enjoy such a great partnership that spans from data center to workstation, to all forms of PC. Lenovo has some of the best solutions with AMD products whether it's our Ryzen 5000 or our Threadripper workstation products or our AMD EPYC product line. How do you view our expanding partnership and what we're able to bring to customers in these markets?

- We are happy to address different customer needs with a broader portfolio of technologies and the solutions we create with AMD. Our Legion gaming system are well recognized by E-sports. Our Yoga products are the perfect blend of the style and the performance. Our ThinkPad and the ThinkBook allows the professionals to take their productivity at home or anywhere. And our workstations continue to generate the creative contents and inspire the world.

- That's just really fantastic YY. We're starting a new year together during our digital CES, and I know you often use CES to kick off your most important announcements for the year. So can you tell us about some of the things that you're excited about for 2021?

- As a part of our smarter technology for our vision we believe there should also be connectivity for all. We have embedded the 5G technology across a number of our products to make sure that can be always on and always connected. But 2020 told us that what our customers need in the new normal is a breakthrough in our few existing technologies that have become absolutely essential today. We are leveraging advanced technology like Artificial Intelligence and the latest hardware innovations to drive breakthrough in this space. As a customer centric company, Lenovo is definitely focused on innovations that makes the biggest impact on customers lives today and in the future.

- That sounds super exciting YY. Thank you again for joining us today. I'm really looking forward to all the great new AMD powered products Lenovo has in the works. We've talked about the impact of high performance computing in our research, in our work, in education, gaming and the movies, but high-performance computing is also changing the world of professional sports. AMD is very proud to be an official partner to the seven time champion, Mercedes-AMG Formula One Racing Team. Now let's talk to our superstar driver, Lewis Hamilton and Team CEO, Toto Wolff to find out how the world of high performance computing and auto racing and speed sports are coming together. Lewis, how are you? It's so great to see you after such a busy year.

- I'm well thank you. Thanks so much for having me.

- Well, look, first, congratulations on your record tying seventh Formula One drivers championship just simply amazing.

- Thank you.

- Toto, thanks for joining us and congratulations to you as well for winning your seventh Constructors' Championship as a team.

- Thank you for having me. I'm pleased to join you. And yeah, it was another good season we won seventh Constructors' Championship. It was a difficult year with COVID-19 but finally on track, we were successful.

- Oh, that's fantastic. I know it was such a grueling year but you guys were just amazing. And hey, one of the things I know about you is that you love gaming and AMD loves gaming too. In fact, I heard you might be having some fun in your downtime with your new AMD powered Sony PlayStation 5.

- Yes, absolutely. Yeah, I've actually always been... My dad was actually, he was always into computers. And when I was younger when we started racing, he worked on computers for the British Rail and then he got into his own IT and network support company. So I remember being at home growing up and my dad taken apart these, the PCs and I remember getting involved and learning how to build computers for him when I was started working, when I was 17. I was always always into gaming and watching the technology advance over the years has been absolutely mind-blowing and yes, of course, I've been nagging everyone for the PS5 like everyone is and I finally got it and I actually carry it around with me. I travel with it everywhere I go. And I have a real, a gaming monitor the whole headphones, I'm fully geared up.

- I'm just imagining that. Imagine you're getting into the zone with your PS5. So that's wonderful. Well, one of the reasons AMD is an official partner to your team is that Formula One is such a great application of high performance computing technology. Can you just tell me a little bit about your view of the role of technology in racing and how the team depends on partners like our computing technology?

- Well, it's incredible when people look at the image next to you, the Formula One car, everything is built in-house. Pretty much everything is built in-house, give or take the tires and maybe breaks. But majority of the stuff is designed in-house and built in-house and designed on CAD machines. The technology in terms of the software they use for error data analysis. We have a real wind tunnel and then we have a virtual wind tunnel and the crazy amount of computing power that takes place for that is insane to see and it's advancing all the time. And from weekend, each weekend there's a huge amount of download. I think it's over 500 gigabytes of downloaded data which gets transferred back to the UK, to headquarters is digested. We're running a huge amount of simulations through the weekends in terms of getting the right setup strategy from a driver's point of view to get ahead you need to understand the data. That's understanding all the controls I have over 20 buttons on my steering wheel that have a direct link to how the car behaves. So I'm studying that in the background on computers all the time. And also when we come back into the garage the car downloads and the data pops up on my screen and I'm having to push that technology to be faster, the faster we can get that the faster I can analyze it and the faster I can get back out there and improve. So it's a huge part and huge asset for us. And I'm super grateful that we have AMD with us.

- It'll be fantastic to watch we're looking forward to it. So our work with you and the team goes much deeper than seeing the AMD brand on the beautiful W11 car, from the computing needed to design and set up the cars to the notebooks and desktops that the team uses on track and everywhere in between. Can you talk a little bit about how you're using our technology as a team?

- Yeah, so it goes much beyond the sticker on the car like we call it, the marketing and branding benefit is just the icing on the cake. What is really beneficial in our relationship, and there's only a few of these partnerships that we have, is the technical liberation and the advantage that you provide to us. And it's not only hardware like the desktops or the notebooks it's really ingrained or it's making its way into our performance departments. Be it the vehicle's dynamic group or in aerodynamics into the simulation we are starting to really integrate AMD products. And that should give us an advantage against our direct competitors.

- Well, we'd love to be part of that advantage. Now Toto, you're responsible for not just the Formula One Team but the formula-E Team as well as the E-sports team. And I know many of our viewers here are very interested in E-sports. So can you talk a little bit about how you're using technology there?

- We've been growing our department around E-sports from something that was a little bit of trial and error a few years ago to a real professional team. And we see the audiences growing massively, and it has become an area of performance like with the real car. So it's all about simulation, it's about development and the setup of the car. And there, again without wanting to disclose our competitive advantage you have been part of our success and we count on you.

- That's super, super cool. Lewis and Toto thank you so much. It's been such an honor to have you join us today and best of luck in the new season. I'm really looking forward to our partnership continuing and seeing what happens as we go through the year.

- Yes, we are really happy and proud to have you on board and you help us with the competitive edge. And yes, thank you very much for having me. Now, let's turn our attention to one of the most important areas of high performance computing, the data center cloud and super computing. During our 2019 CES keynote, we demonstrated the world's first 64 core x86 server processor. Since then AMD EPYC processors have been adopted by the largest cloud service providers the fastest supercomputers and then the heart of the enterprise. In addition to the researchers we heard from earlier using AMD technologies for medical research, our EPYC processors are also being used for research in areas like weather forecasting, climate change and energy exploration. From AWS to Google to Microsoft, Tencent cloud and Oracle, the largest cloud providers have adopted EPYC processors to power their internal infrastructure and services. And that incredible growth in video collaboration I highlighted earlier, those too are powered by AMD EPYC including services like Microsoft Teams running on Azure. And while each of these customers has unique needs and requirements, they all share one thing in common, they will take as much computing power as they can get and they all want more. That's why we're so excited about our upcoming 3rd Gen EPYC processors. 3rd Gen EPYC will reset the bar for data center computing with up to 64 leadership Zen 3 cores our next generation server processors extend our leadership and performance, total cost of ownership and security. But today we wanted to give you the world's first preview of the upcoming processors code name, Milan. Running WRF, one of the most popular tools used for climate research and weather forecasting. WRF is used in 185 countries. And as you might expect to simulate something as complex as a weather system WRF is an extremely demanding application that benefits for more processing power. Let's take a look at the competitive performance of our upcoming Milan processors running a simulation. In this test we're comparing two comparably configured servers running a compute intensive weather forecast for the continental United States. The system on the right features two of our next generation 32 core Milan processors. And the system on the left features two of the highest end dual socket processors from our competition. We're taking in a large set of climate data to produce a six hour weather forecast. And what you see is that the additional performance of the AMD EPYC processors completes the simulation much, much faster. The 3rd Gen EPYC server completed the forecast 68% faster than the competition. And the speed to complete in this case is very important because if the simulation runs faster that means scientists improve the accuracy of the forecast by using a larger data set for the model or running more simulations per day. Now just imagine how much more performance you're going to see with two 64 core Milan processors. We're extremely excited about bringing 3rd Gen EPYC to market, and can't wait to show you more when we launch later this quarter. Now it's been so much fun today but it's time to wrap this up. I'm so thankful for our amazing partners who have joined us today. Panos Panay from Microsoft, Enrique Lores from HP, Francois Chardavoine from Lucasfilm ILM, YY from Lenovo and Lewis Hamilton and Toto Wolff from Mercedes AMG Formula One. Today we've seen the power of high performance computing from scientific research to education, to global business, to auto racing, to gaming and filmmaking. I hope you're leaving with the same excitement that I have. I'm really proud to be part of this amazing industry. And when we work together across disciplines the technology that we build can make a huge impact on people's lives. AMD and our partners will continue to push the envelope on high performance computing in 2021 and the years ahead. Thank you for joining me today and have a fantastic digital CES experience.


 

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