‘Tech For Good’: How Technology is Poised to Solve Humanity’s Greatest Challenges

Technology is quickly becoming the driving force behind innovation in today’s fast-paced world, and its potential to address some of humanity’s most serious concerns is more apparent than ever before. Healthcare is one sector where technological developments are having a significant impact. We already see new advances in technology, that are revolutionizing the healthcare landscape and companies like AMD are playing a crucial role in this transformation.

The Healthcare Technology Revolution

In recent years, healthcare technology has advanced dramatically, from artificial intelligence (AI) to high-performance computing (HPC) and adaptive computing. These advancements are rapidly transforming the healthcare business, thereby presenting opportunities for the healthcare equipment producers.

To stay at the forefront of this technological revolution, governments across the world and in India are encouraging investments in such new-age technologies. For instance, the 2023 Indian Budget included plans to establish three centers of excellence (CoE) to boost AI in the country. Meanwhile, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) in India is focusing on HPC as part of the National Supercomputing Mission. These programmes demonstrate how the world is committed to using technology to solve pressing healthcare challenges.

AMD Leading the Way in HPC and Adaptive Computing

One prominent player in the realm of HPC and adaptive computing is Advanced Micro Devices (AMD). AMD has been at the forefront of leveraging these technologies to tackle critical issues such as finding new drug compounds, simulating materials and fabrics, and predicting weather changes. Their commitment to innovation is reflected in the following key initiatives:

High-performance and adaptive computing, powered by AMD’s EPYC™ processors, AMD Instinct™ accelerators, and Xilinx Alveo™ accelerators, provide real-time processing solutions. These technologies have been instrumental in advancing research in various fields, including climate change, healthcare, and defence.

The AMD Instinct MI200 series accelerators, in conjunction with 3rd Gen AMD EPYC CPUs and the ROCm™ 5.0 open software platform, are making it possible to address challenges from climate change to vaccine research.

AMD MI250X GPU; Advancing Healthcare with LUMI

The AMD MI250X GPU has emerged as a standout technology, thanks to its technical supremacy and remarkable performance per watt. These qualities were instrumental in AMD’s MI250X GPUs being chosen for the LUMI supercomputer, one of the pan-European pre-exascale supercomputers. LUMI, supplied by Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) and based on an HPE Cray EX supercomputer, features a GPU partition with 2560 nodes, each equipped with one 64-core AMD Trento CPU and four AMD MI250X GPUs.

The LUMI supercomputer trains large-scale AI models using AMD EPYC™ processors and AMD Instinct™ accelerators. These models play a pivotal role in assisting medical professionals in the early detection and diagnosis of diseases, including cancer. LUMI dramatically improves patient outcomes and healthcare efficiency by enabling faster and more accurate diagnostics.

Technology, which is advancing at an unparalleled rate, has the ability to solve some of the biggest problems facing humanity, notably in the field of healthcare. The high-performance and adaptive computing solutions provided by companies like AMD are at the vanguard of this shift, revolutionising healthcare research and applications. With their dedication to innovation and the development of cutting-edge technologies, AMD is helping to shape a healthier and more sustainable future for all of humanity.


(This article is authored by AMD India, and the views expressed in this article are their own)

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