AMD recently signed an agreement to acquire Nod.ai and strengthen its AI capabilities, offering its customers innovative solutions across an array of products. With this strategic move, AMD hopes to enhance its open AI software capabilities while expanding customer offerings and offering customers innovative products and solutions for everyday problems.
Nod.ai is widely known for its industry-leading software technology, and this acquisition will expedite deployment of AI solutions optimized for various AMD offerings – Instinct data center accelerators, Ryzen AI processors, EPYC processors, Versal SoCs and Radeon GPUs are among them.
Vamsi Boppana, Senior Vice President of AMD’s Artificial Intelligence Group, believes the addition of Nod.ai to AMD’s talent pool will significantly expand their ability to provide open software. This will allow their customers to deploy highly performant AI models tailored specifically for AMD hardware much more quickly and easily than before. Nod.ai expertise already extends across cloud environments, edge computing platforms and endpoint devices – meaning greater customer convenience!
Nod.ai is known for providing optimized AI solutions for hyperscalers, enterprises and startups alike. Their SHARK software automates many aspects of AI model deployment via compiler-based compiler-based deployment methods; eliminating manual optimization while cutting launch times of high performance AI models across platforms powered by AMD architectures.
Anush Elangovan, co-founder and CEO of Nod.ai, underscored their dedication to problem-solving through this partnership with AMD and expressed their readiness to share their expertise in AI repositories to a broader global audience through this agreement.
AMD’s move fits perfectly with their strategy to establish an open software ecosystem that makes adopting AI solutions simpler, via developer tools, libraries and models. This acquisition should bolster AMD’s position as a leader in AI software and allow them to offer even more innovative solutions to customers.