AMD FirePro Awarded Top Spot on Green500 List

The graphic processing units are helping power the L-CSC cluster in Germany.

In its efforts to power the L-CSC cluster at the GSI research facility in Darmstadt, Germany, AMD has been awarded the number on position on the Green500 List for supercomputers. This ranking recognizes the L-CSC cluster as the world’s most energy-efficient high performance GPU (graphic processing unit) system.

The GSI L-CSC cluster equipped with 600 AMD FirePro S9150 server has 5.27 GFLOPS per watt and delivers 20% better efficiency than the top ranked cluster on June’s Green500 list. The system is helping the GSI research facility conduct Lattice Quantum Dynamics computational research with an OpenCL implementation.

The FirePro S9150, according to the company, is the fastest and most power-efficient single GPU available. It is the only single GPU-based solution to deliver two teraflops of DGEMM sustained double precision performance.

“AMD is proud to be recognized as the world’s leader for energy efficient GPU computing by reaching the top spot on the Green500 List,” said David Cummings, senior director and general manager, professional graphics, AMD. “This unique position can only be achieved through sustained innovation at the leading edge of the computing world and processor and system design. AMD offers HPC GPU compute customers a full AMD FirePro S-series line up from entry-level to ultra-high-end boards supporting a feature-rich software ecosystem.”

For more information, visit AMD.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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