AMD FirePro Awarded Top Spot on the Green500 List

Most ener짯gy effi짯ci짯ent super짯com짯pu짯ter in the world is powered by
AMD Fire짯Pro꽓 S9150 ser짯ver GPUs 

NEW ORLEANS, Loui짯sia짯na Nov. 20, 2014 AMD (NYSE: AMD) powers the LCSC clus짯ter at the GSI rese짯arch faci짯li짯ty achie짯ving the num짯ber one posi짯ti짯on for super짯com짯pu짯ters on the latest Green500꽓 List, a ran짯king of the 500 most ener짯gy-effi짯ci짯ent super짯com짯pu짯ters in the world, with reco짯gni짯ti짯on as the world셲 lea짯der in ener짯gy-effi짯ci짯ent high per짯for짯mance GPU com짯pu짯ting (HPL). The LCSC clus짯ter is instal짯led at the GSI Helm짯holtz짯zen짯trum f체r Schwer짯io짯nen짯for짯schung GmbH rese짯arch faci짯li짯ty in Darm짯stadt, Ger짯ma짯ny, and is powered by AMD Fire짯Pro꽓 S9150 ser짯ver GPUs.

Our goal in Com짯pu짯ting and Gra짯phics at AMD is to deli짯ver world-class pro짯ducts to our cus짯to짯mers every time, said John Byr짯ne, seni짯or vice pre짯si짯dent and gene짯ral mana짯ger, com짯pu짯ting and gra짯phics busi짯ness group, AMD. 쏛s pro짯ven with the Green500 List ran짯king, our AMD Fire짯Pro lin짯e짯up of pro짯fes짯sio짯nal gra짯phics solu짯ti짯ons deli짯vers on this goal time and again abso짯lu짯te per짯for짯mance lea짯der짯ship with out짯stan짯ding ener짯gy effi짯ci짯en짯cy that enables incre짯di짯ble solu짯ti짯ons like the GSI LCSC cluster.

The GSI LCSC clus짯ter with 600 AMD Fire짯Pro S9150 ser짯ver GPUs out짯per짯forms all other ran짯ked clus짯ters. With 5.27 GFLOPS per watt, the GSI LCSC clus짯ter using AMD Fire짯Pro S9150 ser짯ver GPUs deli짯vers 20 per짯cent bet짯ter effi짯ci짯en짯cy than the top ran짯ked clus짯ter on the June 2014 Green500 List. The GSI LCSC clus짯ter enables Lat짯ti짯ce Quan짯tum Chro짯mo Dyna짯mics (Lat짯ti짯ce QCD) com짯pu짯ta짯tio짯nal rese짯arch using one of the fas짯test Open짯CL꽓 imple짯men짯ta짯ti짯ons for rese짯arch appli짯ca짯ti짯ons in the world.

AMD is proud to be reco짯gni짯zed as the world셲 lea짯der for ener짯gy effi짯ci짯ent GPU com짯pu짯ting by rea짯ching the top spot on the Green500 List, said David Cum짯mings, seni짯or direc짯tor and gene짯ral mana짯ger, pro짯fes짯sio짯nal gra짯phics, AMD. 쏷his uni짯que posi짯ti짯on can only be achie짯ved through sus짯tained inno짯va짯ti짯on at the lea짯ding edge of the com짯pu짯ting world and pro짯ces짯sor and sys짯tem design. AMD offers HPC GPU com짯pu짯te cus짯to짯mers a full AMD Fire짯Pro S몊eries line up from ent짯ry-level to ultra-high-end boards sup짯port짯ing a fea짯ture-rich soft짯ware ecosystem.

Super짯com짯pu짯ters are ine짯vi짯ta짯ble in today셲 rese짯arch. The sci짯en짯ti짯fic chal짯lenges requi짯re com짯pu짯ters as fast as pos짯si짯ble, but we have to keep power con짯sump짯ti짯on and cos짯ts in mind, in order to use our available resour짯ces as well as pos짯si짯ble, said Pro짯fes짯sor Dr. Vol짯ker Lin짯denstruth, pro짯fes짯sor at Goe짯the Uni짯ver짯si짯ty of Frank짯furt, head of IT depart짯ment of GSI, and chair짯man of Frank짯furt Insti짯tu짯te for Advan짯ced Stu짯dies. 쏻e셱e exci짯ted to reach the num짯ber one posi짯ti짯on in the Green500 List with the new LCSC super짯com짯pu짯ter and we thank AMD and ASUS for the excel짯lent coope짯ra짯ti짯on. The LCSC super짯com짯pu짯ter at the GSI rese짯arch faci짯li짯ty fea짯turing ASUS ESC4000 G2S ser짯vers and AMD Fire짯Pro GPUs pro짯vi짯des the huge com짯pu짯te capa짯bi짯li짯ties requi짯red for our research.

ASUS is proud to col짯la짯bo짯ra짯te with AMD in the GSI Rese짯arch super짯com짯pu짯ter reco짯gni짯ti짯on for the top spot on the Green500 List, said Tom Lin, ASUS ser짯ver busi짯ness unit, gene짯ral mana짯ger. ASUS is pas짯sio짯na짯te about the HPC field, in the same way that AMD is dedi짯ca짯ted to deli짯ve짯ring extre짯me-per짯for짯mance GPU solutions.

As the only sin짯gle GPU-based solu짯ti짯on to deli짯ver two tera짯flops DGEMM sus짯tained dou짯ble pre짯cis짯i짯on per짯for짯mance, AMD has been able to achie짯ve the world짯wi짯de top ran짯king in the Green500 List. With indus짯try-lea짯ding performance/watt1, indus짯try-lea짯ding memo짯ry con짯fi짯gu짯ra짯ti짯on2, and sup짯port for the latest Open짯CL꽓 stan짯dards3, the AMD Fire짯Pro S9150 Ser짯ver GPU is unmat짯ched in com짯pu짯te performance.

The AMD Fire짯Pro S9150 ser짯ver GPU is the fas짯test and most power-effi짯ci짯ent sin짯gle GPU board available today. The fami짯ly of AMD Fire짯Pro S몊eries pro짯ducts are desi짯gned to relia짯bly sup짯port lar짯ge mul짯ti-GPU clus짯ters to address lar짯ge com짯pu짯ta짯tio짯nal pro짯jects. The reco짯gni짯ti짯on on the Green500 List distin짯gu짯is짯hes AMD Pro짯fes짯sio짯nal GPUs for pushing the boun짯da짯ries of inno짯va짯ti짯on in ener짯gy effi짯ci짯en짯cy and per짯for짯mance per-FLOP, inclu짯ding enhan짯cing over짯all sys짯tem per짯for짯mance and effi짯ci짯en짯cy through AMD셲 mas짯si짯ve짯ly par짯al짯lel GPU processing.

In addi짯ti짯on to clai짯ming the top spot on the Green500 List, the AMD Opte짯ron꽓 ser짯ver CPU achie짯ved the num짯ber two spot on the latest TOP500 List, a ran짯king of the 500 most powerful super짯com짯pu짯ters in the world.

AMD exhi짯bi짯ted with AMD Fire짯Pro S9150 and AMD ser짯ver tech짯no짯lo짯gies at SC 14 in New Orleans at the Ernest Memo짯ri짯al Con짯ven짯ti짯on Cen짯ter booth #839 from Novem짯ber 17 to 20.

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1. AMD Fire짯Pro꽓 S9150 max power is 235W and deli짯vers up to 2.53 TFLOPS peak dou짯ble and up to 5.07 peak sin짯gle pre짯cis짯i짯on floa짯ting point per짯for짯mance. Nvidia셲 hig짯hest per짯forming ser짯ver cards in the mar짯ket as of June 2014 are the Tes짯la K40, max power of 235W, with up to 1.43 TFLOPS peak dou짯ble and up to 4.29 peak sin짯gle, and the K10, max power 225W, with up to 4.58 TFLOPS peak sin짯gle and 190 GFLOPS peak dou짯ble pre짯cis짯i짯on. Visit for Nvi짯dia pro짯duct specs. FP-97

2. AMD Fire짯Pro꽓 S9150 fea짯tures 16GB GDDR5 memo짯ry, and Nvidia셲 hig짯hest per짯for짯mance ser짯ver GPU in the mar짯ket as of June 2014 is the Tes짯la K40 with 12GB GDDR5 memo짯ry. Visit for Nvi짯dia pro짯duct specs. FP-98

3. Open짯CL꽓 1.2 con짯for짯mance expec짯ted for S9150 and S9050. AMD plans to release Open짯CL꽓 2.0 dri짯vers for enab짯led AMD Fire짯Pro S9150 ser짯ver GPUs in Q4 2014; con짯for짯mance test짯ing is plan짯ned at that time. Pre짯vious gene짯ra짯ti짯on AMD Fire짯Pro pro짯ducts may not sup짯port Open짯CL꽓 2.0.