Welcome!

News Feed Item

AMD Supercomputing Leadership Continues With Broader Developer Ecosystem and Latest TOP500

24 of the Top 100 Supercomputers Powered by AMD

HAMBURG, GERMANY -- (Marketwire) -- 06/18/12 -- ISC'12 -- AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced its continued leadership in high performance computing (HPC) with 24 of the top 100 supercomputers in the 39th TOP500 list, announced today, while making significant strides in maturing its HPC ecosystem through the addition of several key components that enable end users to continue to benefit from best-in-class price/performance1 for today's demanding applications.

AMD has continued to work closely with its technology partners to significantly mature its HPC ecosystem, resulting in several new developments including LS-DYNA® simulation software optimized for the AMD Opteron™ 6200 Series processors from Livermore Software Technology Corporation (LSTC), the addition of programming options for AMD graphics processor unit (GPU) technology from CAPS, and the announcement by Mellanox® Technologies of its Connect-IB™ products that will deliver FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand® speeds to AMD's solution portfolios.

"AMD is fully committed to extending its offerings for the HPC market and ensuring that leading solution providers will continue to turn to AMD for a superior supercomputing experience," said Margaret Lewis, director, Server Software Planning, AMD. "Our latest engagements with industry-leading applications, developer tools, and high performance interconnect technology demonstrate the capabilities of AMD's innovative architecture. As well, our commitment to drive the industry shift to heterogeneous computing puts AMD in a prime position to strengthen our HPC leadership position well into the future."

LS-DYNA, a general-purpose finite element program from LSTC capable of simulating complex real-world problems, has developed a version of its popular LS-DYNA optimized specifically for the AMD Opteron 6200 Series processor. A beta version is currently available with general availability to come in the third quarter of this year. LS-DYNA is used by the automobile, aerospace, construction, military, manufacturing, and bioengineering industries to run simulations that are complex and compute-intensive like auto crashes and explosions.

The CAPS entreprise directive-based compiler, HMPP™, has recently added support for AMD's GPU technology. Based on OpenACC and OpenHMPP programming models, the HMPP compiler fully integrates data-parallel backend for OpenCL™, leveraging the computing power of AMD GPU and APU devices. The CAPS HMPP Workbench compiler will be demonstrated in AMD's booth running on a Supermicro system with the forthcoming AMD FirePro™ W8000 Series professional graphics technology based on an AMD technology codenamed "Tahiti."

The Mellanox Connect-IB product based on FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand is the next-generation InfiniBand technology developed and specified by the InfiniBand Trade Association (IBTA). Mellanox announced the Connect-IB interconnect adapter product this week which brings the capabilities of FDR InfiniBand to PCI Express® Gen2, offering customers with AMD Opteron 6200-based servers an opportunity to leverage faster data rates.

Supporting Resources

About AMD

AMD (NYSE: AMD) is a semiconductor design innovator leading the next era of vivid digital experiences with its ground-breaking AMD Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) that power a wide range of computing devices. AMD's server computing products are focused on driving industry-leading cloud computing and virtualization environments. AMD's superior graphics technologies are found in a variety of solutions ranging from game consoles, PCs to supercomputers. For more information, visit http://www.amd.com.

AMD, the AMD Arrow logo, AMD Opteron, FirePro, and combinations thereof, are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. PCI Express is a registered trademark of PCI-SIG. OpenCL is a trademark of Apple Inc., and is used with permission from the Khronos Group. Other names are for informational purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners.

(1)SPEC and SPECint are registered trademarks of the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation. The comparison reflects results published on http://www.spec.org/cpu2006/results/ as of 4/16/12 and is based on the best performing two-socket servers using AMD Opteron™ processor Model 6262 HE and Intel Xeon processor Model E5-2630L, operating at each processor's default frequency. For the latest SPECint®_rate2006 results, visit http://www.spec.org/cpu2006/results/. SPECint®_rate2006 score of 371 using 2x AMD Opteron™ processor Model 6262 HE: PowerEdge R715 (AMD Opteron 6262 HE, 1.60 GHz), 128 GB (16 x 8 GB 2Rx4 PC3-12800R-11, ECC), Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 6.1, Kernel 2.6.32-131.0.15.el6.x86_64, C/C++: Version 4.2.5.2 of x86 Open64 Compiler Suite (from AMD), http://www.spec.org/cpu2006/results/res2011q4/cpu2006-20111121-19032.html. SPECint®_rate2006 score of 394 using 2 x Intel Xeon E5-2630L: Fujitsu PRIMERGY RX300 S7, Intel Xeon E5-2630L, 2.0 GHz, 128 GB (16 x 8 GB 2Rx4 PC3L-12800R-11, ECC, running at 1333 MHz and CL9), Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 6.2 (Santiago) 2.6.32-220.el6.x86_64, C/C++: Version 12.1.0.225 of Intel C++ Studio XE for Linux, http://www.spec.org/cpu2006/results/res2012q2/cpu2006-20120326-20603.html. Pricing for Intel-based low cost server is based on HP ProLiant DL380 G8 server ($5,227) with two Intel Xeon processor Model E5-2630L, 32GB RAM (1333MHz 4x8GB 2R), 72GB 15K hdd, DVD, and 3yr base warranty at www.hp.com as of 4/16/12. Specs for Intel Xeon E5-2600 Series processors are available at www.intc.com/pricelist.cfm as of 4/16/12. Pricing for AMD-based server is based on HP ProLiant DL385 G7 server ($3,843) with two AMD Opteron processor Model 6262 HE, 32GB RAM (1333MHz 4x8GB 2R), 72GB 15K hdd, DVD, and 3yr base warranty at www.hp.com as of 4/16/12. Specs for AMD Opteron™ 6200 Series processors are available at http://www.amd.com/us/products/server/processors/Pages/model-numbers.aspx as of 4/16/12. SVR-169

Add to Digg Bookmark with del.icio.us Add to Newsvine

Contact:
Tara Sims
AMD Public Relations
(415) 713-5986
Email Contact


More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Latest Stories
22nd International Cloud Expo, taking place June 5-7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and co-located with the 1st DXWorld Expo will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud ...
The next XaaS is CICDaaS. Why? Because CICD saves developers a huge amount of time. CD is an especially great option for projects that require multiple and frequent contributions to be integrated. But… securing CICD best practices is an emerging, essential, yet little understood practice for DevOps teams and their Cloud Service Providers. The only way to get CICD to work in a highly secure environment takes collaboration, patience and persistence. Building CICD in the cloud requires rigorous ar...
@DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo, taking place November 12-13 in New York City, NY, is co-located with 22nd international CloudEXPO | first international DXWorldEXPO and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world.
"We're focused on how to get some of the attributes that you would expect from an Amazon, Azure, Google, and doing that on-prem. We believe today that you can actually get those types of things done with certain architectures available in the market today," explained Steve Conner, VP of Sales at Cloudistics, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Sanjeev Sharma Joins November 11-13, 2018 @DevOpsSummit at @CloudEXPO New York Faculty. Sanjeev Sharma is an internationally known DevOps and Cloud Transformation thought leader, technology executive, and author. Sanjeev's industry experience includes tenures as CTO, Technical Sales leader, and Cloud Architect leader. As an IBM Distinguished Engineer, Sanjeev is recognized at the highest levels of IBM's core of technical leaders.
As Cybric's Chief Technology Officer, Mike D. Kail is responsible for the strategic vision and technical direction of the platform. Prior to founding Cybric, Mike was Yahoo's CIO and SVP of Infrastructure, where he led the IT and Data Center functions for the company. He has more than 24 years of IT Operations experience with a focus on highly-scalable architectures.
JETRO showcased Japan Digital Transformation Pavilion at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo® at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. The Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) is a non-profit organization that provides business support services to companies expanding to Japan. With the support of JETRO's dedicated staff, clients can incorporate their business; receive visa, immigration, and HR support; find dedicated office space; identify local government subsidies; get...
Dion Hinchcliffe is an internationally recognized digital expert, bestselling book author, frequent keynote speaker, analyst, futurist, and transformation expert based in Washington, DC. He is currently Chief Strategy Officer at the industry-leading digital strategy and online community solutions firm, 7Summits.
All organizations that did not originate this moment have a pre-existing culture as well as legacy technology and processes that can be more or less amenable to DevOps implementation. That organizational culture is influenced by the personalities and management styles of Executive Management, the wider culture in which the organization is situated, and the personalities of key team members at all levels of the organization. This culture and entrenched interests usually throw a wrench in the work...
Bill Schmarzo, author of "Big Data: Understanding How Data Powers Big Business" and "Big Data MBA: Driving Business Strategies with Data Science," is responsible for setting the strategy and defining the Big Data service offerings and capabilities for EMC Global Services Big Data Practice. As the CTO for the Big Data Practice, he is responsible for working with organizations to help them identify where and how to start their big data journeys. He's written several white papers, is an avid blogge...
DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that Dez Blanchfield joined the faculty of CloudEXPO's "10-Year Anniversary Event" which will take place on November 11-13, 2018 in New York City. Dez is a strategic leader in business and digital transformation with 25 years of experience in the IT and telecommunications industries developing strategies and implementing business initiatives. He has a breadth of expertise spanning technologies such as cloud computing, big data and analytics, cognitive computing, m...
As DevOps methodologies expand their reach across the enterprise, organizations face the daunting challenge of adapting related cloud strategies to ensure optimal alignment, from managing complexity to ensuring proper governance. How can culture, automation, legacy apps and even budget be reexamined to enable this ongoing shift within the modern software factory?
In past @ThingsExpo presentations, Joseph di Paolantonio has explored how various Internet of Things (IoT) and data management and analytics (DMA) solution spaces will come together as sensor analytics ecosystems. This year, in his session at @ThingsExpo, Joseph di Paolantonio from DataArchon, added the numerous Transportation areas, from autonomous vehicles to “Uber for containers.” While IoT data in any one area of Transportation will have a huge impact in that area, combining sensor analytic...
Bill Schmarzo, author of "Big Data: Understanding How Data Powers Big Business" and "Big Data MBA: Driving Business Strategies with Data Science," is responsible for setting the strategy and defining the Big Data service offerings and capabilities for EMC Global Services Big Data Practice. As the CTO for the Big Data Practice, he is responsible for working with organizations to help them identify where and how to start their big data journeys. He's written several white papers, is an avid blogge...
Charles Araujo is an industry analyst, internationally recognized authority on the Digital Enterprise and author of The Quantum Age of IT: Why Everything You Know About IT is About to Change. As Principal Analyst with Intellyx, he writes, speaks and advises organizations on how to navigate through this time of disruption. He is also the founder of The Institute for Digital Transformation and a sought after keynote speaker. He has been a regular contributor to both InformationWeek and CIO Insight...