<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/FirePro_S10000_Angle_black_180.jpg” alt=”” width=”98″ height=”85″ />AMD is launching its most powerful graphics card yet: the dual-GPU FirePro S10000 promises 5.91 teraflops of peak single precision and 1.48 teraflops of peak double precision floating point performance. And with AMD’s “Graphics Core Next” (GCN) architecture under the hood, the S10000 can deliver compute and graphics processing simultaneously.
AMD pitches FirePro V7800P against NVIDIA’s Tesla M2070Q.
At this year’s GPU Technology Conference in San Jose, GPU computing in the scientific and technical research space took center stage, almost to the point where it became possible, at least for a moment, to forget the gaming roots and movement from the mainstream to the deeply technical.
GPUs? We don’t need no stinkin GPUs.
While Intel prides itself on maintaining a breakneck speed for processor development, the company’s Larrabee GPU effort just couldn’t keep pace with graphics technology development at NVIDIA and AMD. Intel revealed late last Friday that the company would not be delivering a Larrabee-based discrete graphics product next year, and has instead decided to use the work as the basis for a software development platform.
This week SGI has announced a new product portfolio that signifies the company’s return to their computer graphics roots. The VUE family of applications is a new lineup of software and services that the company says will change the way you create, distribute and use visual information.