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AMD Delivers ‘Supercomputing for All’ at SC17

At SC17 in Denver, AMD and its ecosystem partners announced at SC17 immediate availability of a suite of new, high performance systems powered by AMD EPYC CPUs and AMD Radeon Instinct GPUs to accelerate innovation in supercomputing. AMD combines this broad portfolio with software, featuring the new ROCm 1.7 open platform with updated development tools and libraries, enabling complete AMD EPYC-based PetaFLOPS systems.

The industry’s leading system providers are here at SC17 with a full breadth of AMD-based solutions that deliver outstanding compute capability across HPC workloads,” said Forrest Norrod, senior vice president and general manager of enterprise, embedded and semicustom products, AMD. “The power of the AMD portfolio is further underscored by investments we made in our open platform approach. Only AMD offers high performance CPU and GPU products, along with a completely open source software development environment with ROCm.”  

By comprehensively supporting both heterogeneous supercomputing systems and memory-bound, CPU driven, high performance platforms with EPYC, AMD uniquely addresses the needs of multiple workloads with up to a 3X advantage in performance per dollar for the EPYC 7601 vs the Intel Xeon Platinum 8180M. Target workloads for AMD solutions include machine learning, weather modeling, computational fluid dynamics, simulation and crash analysis in aviation and automotive manufacturing, oil and gas exploration, and more.

A highlight for AMD at SC17 is the Inventec P47 system that combines the performance of a single EPYC 7000 series CPU with four Radeon Instinct MI25 GPUs, each delivering up to 12.3 TFLOPS of single precision performance in a highly scalable platform. For large to hyperscale deployments, AMAX has developed the [SMART]Rack P47, an all-inclusive high-performance rackscale appliance featuring 20x P47 platforms to provide up to a PetaFLOPS of single precision compute performance and more than 10 terabytes of DDR4 memory per rack. The [SMART]Rack P47 also features HPC-optimized [SMART]DC DCiM software to remotely monitor, manage and orchestrate GPU-based deployments where real-time temperature, power and system health are particularly crucial to help ensure uninterrupted operation, as well as AMD’s ROCm software platform for the ultimate ease of implementation for deep learning, inference and training workloads.

As a high-performance technology provider enabling enterprises to close the gap between scale up performance, compute density and cost, AMAX sees the P47 as a game changer,” said Julia Shih, VP of Business Development, AMAX. “Starting from a single P47 platform, we can scale upwards to supercomputing-class performance by leveraging AMD EPYC, AMD Radeon Instinct, and the ROCm software platform to support Deep Learning, rendering, and a host of other workloads. The [SMART]Rack P47 is the first turnkey PetaFLOPS-in-a-Rack solution geared towards technical performance and business acceleration, married with ease of use. We are excited to announce that we are now taking pre-orders for both the P47 server and the fully-integrated [SMART]Rack P47, with delivery estimated in Q1 of 2018.”

AMD EPYC and AMD Radeon Instinct performance is fully supported by the new ROCm 1.7 release. Expanding on the most versatile open source software platform for heterogeneous computing systems, ROCm 1.7 delivers math libraries and software development support using modern programming languages to unlock the power of GPU acceleration and other accelerators like FPGAs. The ROCm 1.7 release includes multi-GPU support for the latest Radeon™ GPU hardware, as well as support for TensorFlow and Caffe in the MIOpen libraries.

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