24 of the Top 100 Supercomputers Powered by AMD
Madrid ─ June 18, 2012 ─ ISC’12 – AMD (NYSE: AMD) todayannounced 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 HPCecosystem through the addition of several key components that enableend users to continue to benefit from best-in-class price/performance1for today’s demanding applications.
AMD has continued to work closely with its technology partners tosignificantly mature its HPC ecosystem, resulting in several newdevelopments including LS-DYNA® simulation software optimized forthe AMD Opteron™ 6200 Series processors from Livermore Software Technology Corporation (LSTC), the addition of programming optionsfor AMD graphics processor unit (GPU) technology from CAPS, andthe announcement by Mellanox® Technologies of its Connect-IB™products that will deliver FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand® speeds to AMD’ssolution portfolios.
“AMD is fully committed to extending its offerings for the HPC marketand ensuring that leading solution providers will continue to turn toAMD for a superior supercomputing experience,” said Margaret Lewis, director, Server Software Planning, AMD. “Our latest engagementswith industry-leading applications, developer tools, and highperformance interconnect technology demonstrate the capabilities ofAMD’s innovative architecture. As well, our commitment to drive theindustry 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 LSTCcapable of simulating complex real-world problems, has developed aversion of its popular LS-DYNA optimized specifically for the AMD Opteron 6200 Series processor. A beta version is currently availablewith 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 thatare complex and compute-intensive like auto crashes and explosions.
The CAPS entreprise directive-based compiler, HMPP™, has recentlyadded support for AMD’s GPU technology. Based on OpenACC and OpenHMPP programming models, the HMPP compiler fully integratesdata-parallel backend for OpenCL™, leveraging the computing powerof AMD GPU and APU devices. The CAPS HMPP Workbenchcompiler 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 technologycodenamed “Tahiti.”
The Mellanox Connect-IB product based on FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand isthe next-generation InfiniBand technology developed and specified bythe InfiniBand Trade Association (IBTA). Mellanox announced theConnect-IB interconnect adapter product this week which brings thecapabilities of FDR InfiniBand to PCI Express® Gen2, offeringcustomers with AMD Opteron 6200-based servers an opportunity toleverage faster data rates..
· Learn more about AMD and its HPC offerings athttp://www.amd.com/hpc