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AMD Secures No. 1 Spot in the 40th Edition of the Top500 Supercomputer Sites

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  1. Cristian_25H

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    AMD today demonstrated its ongoing support for high performance computing by providing massive compute capability, performance and flexibility for the world's number one ranked supercomputer. This ranking, the sixth number-one spot for AMD-based supercomputers in the last five years, highlights AMD's commitment to enabling indispensable computing technology by offering competitive performance at low cost.

    The top supercomputer, a Cray XK7 nicknamed "Titan" and containing more than 18,000 AMD Opteron processors, was cited in the latest list of the Top500 Supercomputer Sites and is installed at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Oak Ridge National Labs (ORNL).

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    "AMD's impressive results in the latest edition of this prominent list underscore our strong focus on creating industry-leading technologies that allow our customers to capture and analyze massive amounts of data for areas of science that will ultimately shape our future," said Suresh Gopalakrishnan, corporate vice president and general manager, AMD Server Business Unit. "Through employment of our technology, partners like ORNL allow AMD the opportunity to play a role in how some of the biggest challenges of our time are addressed."

    The semi-annual Top500 Supercomputing Sites list coincides with this week's SC12 event in Salt Lake City where AMD's leadership in supporting its technology partners and developing its ecosystem is echoed in the more than 20 technology demonstrations. Visitors to the AMD booth (#2019) will have the opportunity to see AMD-based systems that integrate technologies from nearly 30 independent software and hardware partners, as well as key industry partners such as Appro, Colfax, Cray, Dell, HP, Penguin, and Supermicro. Systems employing AMD FirePro graphics, AMD A-Series accelerated processing units (APUs) and AMD SeaMicro technologies will also be featured. The array of technologies presented in the booth emphasizes AMD's capabilities in addressing a range of workloads such as HPC cloud, big data and virtualization.

    The Top500 ranking also comes on the heels of the launch of the AMD Opteron 6300 Series processor, which is also featured in AMD's SC12 booth. This latest addition to the AMD Opteron family delivers superior performance and scalability for HPC systems. AMD has enhanced the performance of the AMD Opteron 6300 Series for HPC customers by leveraging optimizations in compilers and libraries and combining them with the next-generation core architecture.

    About Cray's "Titan" at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

    The DOE's ORNL supercomputer contains 18,688 nodes, each holding a 16-core AMD Opteron 6274 processor, for a total of almost 300,000 cores at 20 petaFLOPS. "Titan" is 10 times more powerful than ORNL's last world-leading system, "Jaguar," which was announced in June 2010 and is also powered by AMD Opteron technology.
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    More like nVidia Tesla (K20X).:laugh:
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    If its Tesla, they could have chose Intel's processors, so why did they not? AMD is still competitive against Intel in almost all fields from budget to big servers except high end gaming.
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    Is it just me or do you get somewhat aroused at the thought of these supercomputers? :rolleyes:
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    It is Tesla http://www.top500.org/system/177975

    Cray usually uses Opterons.
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    Titan is an upgraded Cray Jaguar super computer so i find it no strange they opt for AMD processor in the first place. but i do find this to be funny lol:

    source: http://techreport.com/news/23808/nvidia-kepler-powers-oak-ridge-supercomputing-titan
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    suddenly, i have the urge to build a supercomputer XD
    i bet if we can join all the computers at TPU we will exceed titan XD
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    In numbers only. If you want a super computer that doesn't suck ass at sequential loads, you still need X86.
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    Linpack Performance (Rmax) 17590 TFlop/s

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    Damn those K20's really fly. :respect:
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    Please join WCG TPU with this baby!!!!
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    Can it run Crysis 3? :D

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    It would be fun to see this VS IBM's Watson in WCG :)

    Also here is the website for Titan :)

    No, because it uses the Cray OS and obviously uses OpenGL and no Direct-X.

    If you had the right OS and coding it could render the whole game in real time though.


    Also why is it that the only used 1 cpu and 1 gpu per node, I thought the big deal about Opteron's was that you could use 4p nodes to save space and money...

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    Not only high end but mainstream too.

    I find supercomputers pretty mind-blowing but getting an erection from one requires you to be at a whole 'nother level of geekiness. It's like you need to reach geekvana.

    More like a PC killer.
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    A PC killer perhaps, but I doubt running it will upgrade your PC. ;)
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    LOL yeah sorry, just change the order, that was mistyped :D
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    AMD scales good and they're cheaper. It would be stupid not to use them.
    And this is exactly the kind of workloads BD was made for (you know, software that doesn't suck LOL).

    Take the stupid quotes elsewhere.
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    Wow thanks for reading the entire thread and trolling with a post that has already been made :shadedshu

    You know what "real men use real cores" suck it nerd!

    This is the exact workload that BD is immensely good at. I also have this quite odd feeling that it uses an AMD compiler which lets the processors use AVX, FMA and all the other technology in them.
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    Bingo :)
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    I doubt it uses the Opterons for much other than program setup, and data handling.
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    There are certain things that x86 is required for and will outperform GPU's at. I would hope they are used for that.
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    Program setup, and I doubt they are using X86 code very much or at all on this machine.


    If you are looking for a trend the CPU's could run a sigma 1 run at it with a certain level of precision, and then calculate the most likely scenario and run that with high accuracy on the GPUs
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