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AMD has entered into a collaboration with the Wormhole ecosystem, aiming to incorporate high-performance hardware accelerators into the Web3 domain to bolster blockchain interoperability

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This semiconductor developer, renowned as Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), is set to contribute its enterprise-grade FPGA hardware accelerators to Wormhole's platform, recognized for fueling large-scale multichain applications and bridges.
The joint effort extends beyond the hardware integration, as AMD commits to leveraging its proficiency in hardware acceleration and offering technical support to enhance the speed and scalability of multichain applications developed within the Wormhole ecosystem. Furthermore, in the subsequent months, collaborative efforts from AMD and Wormhole engineers will result in the deployment of mainnet releases for various zero-knowledge light clients. These clients will facilitate trustless message-passing across blockchains such as Ethereum, Near, Solana, Aptos, Sui, and Cosmos.
The amalgamation of advanced zero-knowledge cryptography and increased computing power contributes to more secure blockchain transactions, diminishing reliance on third-party entities for establishing trust and security. Wormhole emphasizes the adoption of zero-knowledge proofs (ZKPs) to reduce dependence on centralized node operators, favoring a trustless solution.
Hamid Salehi, the director of product management for AMD's Adaptive and Embedded Computing Group, expressed enthusiasm about propelling decentralized computing within the blockchain industry. Rehul Maganti, a contributor to the Wormhole ecosystem, emphasized that the partnership with AMD would bring the ecosystem closer to achieving low-latency, trustless multichain messaging. Anticipated ZK-enabled corridors resulting from the collaboration are expected to elevate user experience in terms of both speed and security.
AMD, renowned for its semiconductor chip development, is recognized for powering high-level artificial intelligence (AI) applications, positioning itself in direct competition with industry leaders like Microsoft and Intel. Observers in the Web3 industry foresee the emergence of AI and blockchain as a formidable duo, providing complementary use cases, shaping the space in the coming year.

February 22, 2024