Although they’ve been rather quiet compared to their competitors in the general server, GPU and of course, overall HPC market, it might be too early to write off AMD just yet. If we’re to look at their silence as the “calm before the storm” consider it typhoon season, at least according Suresh Gopalakrishnan, corporate vice Read more…
Last week, the annual AMD Developer Conference (APU 13) was held in the San Jose Convention Center. The two and a half day conference brought together technical computing researchers and enthusiasts from around the world. The tagline of the event was “Epicenter of Heterogeneous Computing.” AMD is uniquely positioned in the market with a world Read more…
This week we talked with AMD’s GM of the Server Business Unit, Andrew Feldman about his company’s role in the future of HPC. We asked how invested they are in the future of this market, what technologies will push their drive forward, and where they see the biggest opportunities in high performance computing. Interestingly, we found that….
<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/FirePro_w9000_small.png” alt=”” width=”115″ height=”96″ />Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) has launched six new FirePro processors for workstation users who want high-end graphics and computation in a single box. One of them promises a teraflop of double precision performance as well as support for error correcting code (ECC) memory. The new offerings also includes two APUs (Accelerated Processing Units) that glue four CPU cores and hundreds of FirePro GPU stream cores onto the same chip.
<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/AMD_generic_chip.bmp” alt=”” width=”101″ height=”71″ />AMD is plotting a relatively conservative roadmap for its Opteron CPUs over the next year or two, even as it preps its heterogenous computing technology for the big leap into the server arena. At the company’s 2012 Financial Analyst Day last week, AMD execs re-pledged their commitment to the server market and outlined a strategy that puts less emphasis on high performance cores and design complexity and more on power efficiency and building SoC products tailored to specific datacenter workloads.
At the close of the AMD Developer Summit in Bellevue, Washington we bring you a selection of video clips highlighting some of the activity around high performance computing, including thoughts from AMD’s Margaret Lewis, Chuck Moore, and researchers finding value in GPU computing.
Adopting the ARM architecture would be a leap of faith for the x86 chip vendor, but perhaps a necessary one.