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August 15, 2014
AMD has launched the AMD FirePro S9150 server card, the most powerful server GPU (graphics processing unit) ever built for high-performance computing, the company states. It is the first AMD architecture built with compute workloads specifically in mind.
The FirePro S9150 has 16GB of GDDR5 memory, PCIe x16 dual slot form factors and a maximum power consumption of 235 watts. It supports OpenCL 2.0, and the company has aded a collaboration with Pathscale to support OpenMP 4.0 later this year.
Additionally, the server card has 5.07 TFLOPS of peak single-precision floating point performance and 2,816 stream processors. It comes with external error correcting code memory support, a passive thermal solution and STREAM technology.
“Today’s supercomputers feature an increasing mix of GPUs, CPUs and co-processors to achieve great performance, and many of them are being implemented in an environmentally responsible manner to help reduce power and water consumption,” said David Cummings, senior director and general manager, Professional Graphics, AMD. “Designed for large scale multi-GPU support and unmatched compute performance, AMD FirePro S9150 ushers in a new era of supercomputing. Its memory configuration, compute capabilities and performance per watt are unmatched in its class, and can help take supercomputers to the next level of performance and energy efficiency.”
For more information, visit AMD.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.