Thursday, November 14th 2013

AMD Announces First "Supercomputing" Server Graphics Card With 12 GB Memory

AMD today announced the new AMD FirePro S10000 12 GB Edition graphics card, designed for big data high-performance computing (HPC) workloads for single precision and double precision performance. With full support for PCI Express 3.0 and optimized for use with the OpenCL compute programming language, the AMD FirePro S10000 12 GB Edition GPU features ECC memory plus DirectGMA support allowing developers working with large models and assemblies to take advantage of the massively parallel processing capabilities of AMD GPUs based on the latest AMD Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture. AMD FirePro S10000 12 GB Edition GPU is slated for availability in Spring 2014.

The AMD FirePro S10000 12GB Edition graphics card is a compelling solution for a variety of scenarios:
  • Compute/Visualization Server: finance, oil exploration, aeronautics and automotive, design and engineering, geophysics, life sciences, medicine and defense
  • Double precision: genetic sequencing, computational fluid dynamics, structural mechanics, numeral analytics, reservoir simulation, automated reasoning and weather forecasting
  • Single precision: seismic processing, molecular dynamics, satellite imaging, explicit crash test simulation, video enhancement, signal processing, video transcoding, digital rendering and medical imaging
  • Ultra High-end Workstation (Requiring GPU compute and 3D graphics performance): Oil and gas, computer aided engineering
"Our compute application customers asked for a solution that offers increased memory to support larger data sets as they create new products and services," said David Cummings, senior director and general manager, Professional Graphics, AMD. "In response, we're announcing the AMD FirePro S10000 12 GB Edition graphics card to meet that additional memory demand with support for OpenCL and high-end compute and graphics technologies."

"AMD is proving again to be a key player in providing outstanding 3D graphics and GPGPU compute solutions based on the OpenCL Khronos Group standard for the industry with the announcement of the new AMD FirePro S10000 12 GB graphics card," said Nicolas Duny, VP R&D Technologies, Dassault Systèmes. "AMD is an industry innovator by responding to our customers' needs with cutting edge technology. The AMD FirePro S10000 12 GB card will be a welcome addition to the market and to our customers."

"Our customers are always eager for additional memory, so the introduction of the AMD FirePro S10000 12 GB Edition graphics card means key applications will finally be able to take advantage of the graphics compute capabilities," said Laurent Bertaux, CEO, CAPS. "As a leading provider of software and solutions for the HPC community, CAPS recognizes that this is a great opportunity for customers to reduce the potential for the bottleneck of data transfer, thus improving overall application performance. CAPS is a long-time AMD supporter so we're pleased that CAPS FORTAN and C compilers for OpenCL can immediately make full use of the 12GB memory offered in this new AMD FirePro solution."

The current AMD FirePro S10000 graphics solution with 6 GB of GDDR5 memory has received great acclaim. For example, the University of Frankfurt's Institution of Advanced Studies use of the card with the SANAM supercomputer ranks in the top five on the Green500 List as one of the most powerful and energy-efficient supercomputers powered by graphics processors.

The AMD FirePro S10000 with 6 GB of memory is currently available for purchase while the AMD FirePro S10000 12 GB Edition graphics card is slated for availability in Spring 2014.
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48 Comments on AMD Announces First "Supercomputing" Server Graphics Card With 12 GB Memory

#1
Pandora's Box
So how come they couldn't put that heatsink on the 290?
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#2
vanyots
[quote="Pandora's Box, post: 3016434"]So how come they couldn't put that heatsink on the 290?[/quote]That's a Dual GPU card.
And the problem with 290's cooling is not with the heatsink, but with the fan;)
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#3
Jorge
AMD is definitely hitting on all cylinders with the intro of HuMA/HSA and Kaveri. Now with FirePro and consumer graphics cards being designed to use the benefits of AMD's new tech, life is good.

BTW, as far as R9 cooling, it's not an issue at all. Some graphics cards had the fan speed programmed too low. A driver update fixed this. Cooling, noise and performance are just fine as confirmed by numerous independent sources. Enjoy.
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#4
RCoon
Gaming Moderator
Jorge said:
BTW, as far as R9 cooling, it's not an issue at all. Some graphics cards had the fan speed programmed too low. A driver update fixed this. Cooling, noise and performance are just fine as confirmed by numerous independent sources. Enjoy.
Thanks for clearing that up, I was so super worried about heat and noise, but now you tell me it was all just a little mistake and that everything is fine now I can finally sleep at night. Now we can all hold hands and sing coombaya as we sway around the fire that is the 290X chip. There I was thinking the fan was programmed low to keep noise down. Glad you schooled me on that one. hyuck hyuck.
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#5
qubit
Overclocked quantum bit
I'm assuming that picture is some sort of engineering sample and not the finished product made without a cover. :p

Big ass heatsink though, damn.
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#6
repman244
qubit said:
I'm assuming that picture is some sort of engineering sample and not the finished product made without a cover. :p

Big ass heatsink though, damn.
It maybe won't even have a cover since it's not really necessary.
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#7
RCoon
Gaming Moderator
qubit said:
I'm assuming that picture is some sort of engineering sample and not the finished product made without a cover. :p

Big ass heatsink though, damn.
Doesn't have a fan attached yet either, so it has to be even longer, unless they somehow created a freak passively cooled dual GPU card somehow. Either that or they dont use a blower cooler, and have 3 top mounted fans instead like 7990 reference.
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#8
Recus
Cristian_25H said:

The current AMD FirePro S10000 graphics solution with 6 GB of GDDR5 memory has received great acclaim. For example, the University of Frankfurt's Institution of Advanced Studies use of the card with the SANAM supercomputer ranks in the top five on the Green500 List as one of the most powerful and energy-efficient supercomputers powered by graphics processors.
ha ha ha ha ha



Jorge said:
AMD is definitely hitting on all cylinders with the intro of HuMA/HSA and Kaveri. Now with FirePro and consumer graphics cards being designed to use the benefits of AMD's new tech, life is good.

BTW, as far as R9 cooling, it's not an issue at all. Some graphics cards had the fan speed programmed too low. A driver update fixed this. Cooling, noise and performance are just fine as confirmed by numerous independent sources. Enjoy.
Yeah, even more louder, power hungry without performance impact.



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#9
HD64G
MFLOPS/W is the metric here. Learn to read what you post.

Fanboy detected...
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#10
SIGSEGV
Recus said:
ha ha ha ha ha

[ur/l]http://s18.postimg.org/u6359hqi1/Capture.png[/url]



Yeah, even more louder, power hungry without performance impact.
SANAM with an efficiency of 2.35 gigaflops/watt
Total Power consumed = 179.15 kW
It should be delivered ? GFlops
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#11
Recus
HD64G said:
MFLOPS/W is the metric here. Learn to read what you post.

Fanboy detected...
Learn to to understand what Green500 stands for.

Fanboy detected.
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#12
Aditya
Damn!!! This is just what I had published a paper on this concept last year,and they already made it!! Cool!!
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#13
Vinska
RCoon said:
Doesn't have a fan attached yet either, so it has to be even longer, unless they somehow created a freak passively cooled dual GPU card somehow. Either that or they dont use a blower cooler, and have 3 top mounted fans instead like 7990 reference.
No, I bet it just utilizes that strong and pretty much standardized through-case airflow servers and server-like computers have. Just like Nvidia K20[X] (IIRC, those lack fans, too).

Recus said:
Learn to to understand what Green500 stands for.
You should heed Your own advice.
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#14
adulaamin
Recus said:
Fanboy detected.
Look who's talking... :p
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#15
Supercrit
Recus said:
Learn to to understand what Green500 stands for.

Fanboy detected.
You just showed us it was one of the top five of the most efficient.
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#16
Xzibit
:shadedshu

RCoon said:
Doesn't have a fan attached yet either, so it has to be even longer, unless they somehow created a freak passively cooled dual GPU card somehow. Either that or they dont use a blower cooler, and have 3 top mounted fans instead like 7990 reference.
You did realize that AMD has had 2 dual GPU passively cooled available for awhile.

AMD Radeon™Sky 900

AMD FirePro™ S10000 Passive Server Graphics


Recus said:
Learn to to understand what Green500 stands for.

Fanboy detected.
Cant say much about this guys except hes a consistent blind loyalist. Doesn't even let his own facts get in his way. :roll:
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#17
Peter1986C
They are passively cooled because server racks are filled with special cases which have such a huge flow-through of air that fans on those cards would only hinder the cooling. Or so I have understood this.
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#18
HD64G
SIGSEGV said:
SANAM with an efficiency of 2.35 gigaflops/watt
Total Power consumed = 179.15 kW
It should be delivered ? GFlops
420Teraflops :toast:
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#19
leeb2013
is it dual GPU? Does than mean it's actually 6GB of Vram as it doesn't double up for dual parallel GPUs?
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#20
Brusfantomet
leeb2013 said:
is it dual GPU? Does than mean it's actually 6GB of Vram as it doesn't double up for dual parallel GPUs?
Not necessarily. For CF/SLi the ram need to bee mirrored because the cards are working on producing very similar images. Whereas this card is meant for computing, so if they work on different datasets each GPU can have different data in their RAM.
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#21
qubit
Overclocked quantum bit
Brusfantomet said:
Not necessarily. For CF/SLi the ram need to bee mirrored because the cards are working on producing very similar images. Whereas this card is meant for computing, so if they work on different datasets each GPU can have different data in their RAM.
That's intriguing. This arrangement for compute really wouldn't be so different to two regular CPUs working together / dual core CPU so I imagine performance scaling would be quite good. The main difference would be in the type of data being worked on and the types of calculations done on it.
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#22
HumanSmoke
HD64G said:
420Teraflops :toast:
421 TFlops from 420 S10000's and 420 Xeon E5-2650's. SANAM is 210 of these
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#23
natr0n
This heatsink comes with a graphic card.
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#24
theoneandonlymrk
Brusfantomet said:
Not necessarily. For CF/SLi the ram need to bee mirrored because the cards are working on producing very similar images. Whereas this card is meant for computing, so if they work on different datasets each GPU can have different data in their RAM.
At any rate this card already has the tech for fully unified memory with either gpu able to see write and move data anywhere and across busses it's likely its just us consumers waiting to use thesr features , pro grade driver's are a different beast.
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#25
Recus
Looks like someone doesn't understand what's going on.
The Green500 list, ranks the top 500 supercomputers in the world by energy efficiency. The focus of performance-at-any-cost computer operations has led to the emergence of supercomputers that consume vast amounts of electrical power and produce so much heat that large cooling facilities must be constructed to ensure proper performance. To address this trend, the Green500 list puts a premium on energy-efficient performance for sustainable supercomputing.
While similar performance Beacon and BlueGene/Q using 45 kW and 82 kW, Sanan using 179 kW.

Who even thinking about W when parents paying bills? :laugh:
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