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Video: AMD Powers Next-Gen Supercomputing at ISC 2019

In this video from ISC 2019, Dan Bounds from AMD describes how the company is powering a new generation of supercomputers with their EPYC processors and Radeon Instinct GPUs. “Large system designers today also need efficient systems with the flexibility and openness to meet the challenge of demanding workloads. AMD is raising the bar on compute densities by enabling optimized server designs with high performance, low latency, and excellent efficiency in an open, flexible environment.”

Experience The Exascale Era with AMD at ISC 2019

AMD is stepping up with renewed momentum in the HPC market at the ISC 2019 conference this week. “AMD invites you to explore future architecture and ecosystem technologies that are Powering the Exascale Era, and to hear how AMD will help unleash new realms of discovery for HPC with AMD EPYC processors, Radeon Instinct accelerators and the ROCm ecosystem.”

Atos to Deploy Most Powerful Supercomputer in Norway

Today Atos announced a 4-year contract to deliver a BullSequana XH2000 supercomputer to Uninett Sigma2, the national e-infrastructure provider in Norway. As the most powerful supercomputer in Norway, the AMD-powered system will provide researchers with an enhanced computing capacity to enable new innovation breakthroughs. “Norwegian researchers will have access to more than 5 times more capacity than previously, with a theoretical peak performance of 5.9 PetaFlops.”

NERSC taps NVIDIA compiler team for Perlmutter Supercomputer

NERSC has signed a contract with NVIDIA to enhance GPU compiler capabilities for Berkeley Lab’s next-generation Perlmutter supercomputer. “We are excited to work with NVIDIA to enable OpenMP GPU computing using their PGI compilers,” said Nick Wright, the Perlmutter chief architect. “Many NERSC users are already successfully using the OpenMP API to target the manycore architecture of the NERSC Cori supercomputer. This project provides a continuation of our support of OpenMP and offers an attractive method to use the GPUs in the Perlmutter supercomputer. We are confident that our investment in OpenMP will help NERSC users meet their application performance portability goals.”

ScaleMP teams with AMD for Scale-up EPYC Servers

Today ScaleMP announced that it has partnered with AMD to enable AMD server OEMs to create systems with 4, 8, and up to 128 processor sockets, up to 8,192 CPUs and 256 terabytes of shared memory. “Through this collaboration, ScaleMP enables AMD customers to create scale-up servers that will deliver breakthrough performance and help lower the TCO for organizations – enabling customers to use more of their budget for their applications and tackle the most demanding workloads while enjoying a broader choice of multi-socket servers.”

NEC Steps Up with AMD EPYC Servers for Aerospace and Automotive

In this video, NEC’s Oliver Tennert and AMD’s Dan Bounds describe how the two companies are developing high density computing solutions using AMD EPYC processors and liquid cooling for the aerospace and automotive industries. “More and more datacenters put a lot of efforts into reducing their cooling costs even further by making the leap to direct hot-water cooling. In this concept the water has an inlet temperature of up to 45 degrees Celsius and directly cools CPU, memory and other equipment by elements that are part of a closed water circuit. NEC works together with AMD to enable the best solution for each datacenter.”

Radio Free HPC Looks at TOP500 Trends on the Road to Exascale

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at the semi-annual TOP500 BoF presentation by Jack Dongarra.

The TOP500 list of supercomputers serves as a “Who’s Who” in the field of High Performance Computing. “This BoF will present detailed analyses of the TOP500 and discuss the changes in the HPC marketplace during the past years. The BoF is meant as an open forum for discussion and feedback between the TOP500 authors and the user community.”

AMD EPYC Powers Tyan Servers for Data-intensive Computing

In this video from SC18, Philip Maher from Tyan describes how the company is packaging AMD EPYC processors with innovative server configurations for tackling data-intensive workloads. “AMD EPYC processors are based on the 14nm “Zen” x86 core architecture with 32 cores and 64 threads, featuring 8 memory channels and up to16 DIMMs per socket. The new powerful processor allows TYAN to offer the optimal balance of computing, memory and I/O for the customers. By adopting the latest AMD EPYC processor technology, TYAN brings high memory channel bandwidth and PCI Express high speed I/O connectivity features to enterprises and datacenters.”

AMD steps up to HPC Workloads at ISC 2018

In this video from ISC 2018, Derek Bouius from AMD describes how HPC users can take advantage of new AMD EPYC processors and Radeon GPUs to accelerate their applications. “With the introduction of new EPYC processor based servers with Radeon Instinct GPU accelerators, combined with our ROCm open software platform, AMD is ushering in a new era of heterogeneous compute for HPC and Deep Learning.”

AMD Takes the gloves off at ISC 2018

This week at ISC 2018, AMD demonstrated its next generation of CPU and GPU technologies, including a first look at: 7nm AMD Radeon Vega GPU products, 12nm 2nd Generation AMD Ryzen Threadripper processors with up to 32 cores, and unprecedented customer adoption of Ryzen and Radeon products in premium OEM devices.