New GPUs accelerate HPC applications

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In the past few years, accelerated computing has become strategically important for a wide range of applications. To gain performance on a variety of codes, hardware developers and software developers have concentrated their efforts to create systems that can accelerate certain applications by significant amount compared to what was previously possible. AMD has teamed with up with HP Enterprise to deliver optimized systems to the HPC community. This whitepaper examines how the combination of AMD GPUs and HP Enterprise servers can accelerate HPC applications.

amd Firepro s9150 white paperGPUs, such as the AMD FirePro ™ S9150 can deliver the performance that HPC applications require, when teamed with HP ProLiant Gen9 systems.  Specifically for HPC, the double precision floating point performance must considered, as simulations and other HPC applications require it.  However, there are certain applications that only require single precision math, and AMD is at the forefront of GPU development, in that both double precision and single precision optimized hardware is available.  The GPUs from AMD are very power efficient, which, when installed in large numbers in a datacenter, becomes noticeable .

In addition to new AMD FirePro models, the ability to write applications for these devices is as equally as important. Whether using OpenCL™ 2.0 or OpenACC 2.0, developers need libraries that can take advantage of the latest hardware.  At a higher level, OpenMP 4.0 can be used to create thread safe applications.

The AMD FirePro S9150 GPU is available with up to 16 GB of DDR5 RAM and is tuned for double precision performance excellence. The AMD FirePro W7100 GPU is a cost effective accelerator which is ideal for application environments that only require single precision math functions.

When combined with the HPE ProLiant Gen9 systems, an extremely powerful system is available to anyone that is working with large simulation requirements. The HPE ProLiant line of servers incorporate the latest CPUs as well as up to 4 AMD FirePro GPUs in single server.

This whitepaper describes the latest in technology from AMD and HPE. It is important to understand  the benefits  of using GPUs and the flexibility that AMD offers the customer.  Down load this whitepaper now.