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

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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.

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More like nVidia Tesla (K20X).:laugh:
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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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:

Incidentally, the Opteron processors used in the system are dual-chip CPUs based on the Bulldozer microarchitecture. We asked Sumit Gupta, General Manager for Tesla Accelerated Computing at Nvidia, why those CPU were chosen for this project, given the Xeon's current dominance in the HPC space. Gupta offered an interesting insight into the decision. He told us the contracts for Titan were signed between two and three years ago, and "back then, Bulldozer looked pretty darn good."
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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More like nVidia Tesla (K20X).:laugh:
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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Damn those K20's really fly. :respect:
 
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Please join WCG TPU with this baby!!!!
 
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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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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.
Not only high end but mainstream too.

Is it just me or do you get somewhat aroused at the thought of these supercomputers? :rolleyes:
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.

I can confirm that Crysis 3 will be a killer PC :toast:
More like a PC killer.
 
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A PC killer perhaps, but I doubt running it will upgrade your PC. ;)
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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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
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!

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.
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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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.
Bingo :)
 
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I doubt it uses the Opterons for much other than program setup, and data handling.
 

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I doubt it uses the Opterons for much other than program setup, and data handling.
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