‚ÄĒ Fron¬≠tier super¬≠com¬≠pu¬≠ter, powered by AMD EPYC CPUs and AMD Instinct Acce¬≠le¬≠ra¬≠tors, achie¬≠ves num¬≠ber one spots on Top500, Green500 and HPL-AI per¬≠for¬≠mance lists, an indus¬≠try first ‚ÄĒ
‚ÄĒ AMD powers five of the top ten most powerful and eight of the top ten most effi¬≠ci¬≠ent super¬≠com¬≠pu¬≠ters in the world ‚ÄĒ
SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 30, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) ‚ÄĒ Today, AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) show¬≠ca¬≠sed its con¬≠tin¬≠ued lea¬≠der¬≠ship in high per¬≠for¬≠mance com¬≠pu¬≠ting (HPC) by powe¬≠ring the fas¬≠test and the most ener¬≠gy effi¬≠ci¬≠ent super¬≠com¬≠pu¬≠ters in the world, accor¬≠ding to the latest Top500 and Green500 lists.
Oak Ridge Natio¬≠nal Laboratory‚Äôs (ORNL) Fron¬≠tier sys¬≠tem sub¬≠mit¬≠ted its very first score to the Top500 list of 1.1 exa¬≠flops, making it the world‚Äôs fas¬≠test super¬≠com¬≠pu¬≠ter and the first to break the exas¬≠ca¬≠le bar¬≠ri¬≠er. Frontier‚Äôs per¬≠for¬≠mance is more than dou¬≠ble the num¬≠ber two sys¬≠tem and grea¬≠ter than the sum of the next seven sys¬≠tems on the latest Top500 list.
In addi¬≠ti¬≠on, the Fron¬≠tier test and deve¬≠lo¬≠p¬≠ment sys¬≠tem (TDS) secu¬≠red the top spot on the Green500 list, deli¬≠ve¬≠ring 62.68 gigaflops/watt power-effi¬≠ci¬≠en¬≠cy from a sin¬≠gle cabi¬≠net of opti¬≠mi¬≠zed 3rd Gen AMD EPYC‚ĄĘ pro¬≠ces¬≠sors and AMD Instinct‚ĄĘ MI250x acce¬≠le¬≠ra¬≠tors. Final¬≠ly, Frontier‚Äôs mixed-pre¬≠cis¬≠i¬≠on com¬≠pu¬≠ting per¬≠for¬≠mance clo¬≠cked in at 6.86 exa¬≠flops, as mea¬≠su¬≠red by the High-Per¬≠for¬≠mance Lin¬≠pack-Acce¬≠le¬≠ra¬≠tor Intro¬≠s¬≠pec¬≠tion, or HPL-AI, test. Next steps for Fron¬≠tier include con¬≠tin¬≠ued test¬≠ing and vali¬≠da¬≠ti¬≠on of the sys¬≠tem, which remains on track for final accep¬≠tance and ear¬≠ly sci¬≠ence access later in 2022, and open for full sci¬≠ence at the begin¬≠ning of 2023.
In other AMD EPYC and AMD Instinct MI200 sys¬≠tems, CSC‚Äôs LUMI super¬≠com¬≠pu¬≠ter is third on the Top500 list with 152 peta¬≠flops of per¬≠for¬≠mance and third on the Green500 list with 51.63 gigaflops/watt power-effi¬≠ci¬≠en¬≠cy, and the Ada¬≠stra sys¬≠tem at GENCI-CINES is tenth on the Top500 list and fourth on the Green500 list. The¬≠se sys¬≠tems con¬≠ti¬≠nue to high¬≠light the per¬≠for¬≠mance and effi¬≠ci¬≠en¬≠cy capa¬≠bi¬≠li¬≠ties of the AMD Instinct acce¬≠le¬≠ra¬≠tors at a node, cabi¬≠net and sys¬≠tem level.
Addi¬≠tio¬≠nal¬≠ly, the Top500 and Green500 lists show¬≠ca¬≠se the rapidly gro¬≠wing pre¬≠fe¬≠rence for AMD solu¬≠ti¬≠ons across the HPC indus¬≠try. On the Top500 list, AMD powers 94 total sys¬≠tems, an increase of 95% year-over-year, and AMD Instinct MI200 acce¬≠le¬≠ra¬≠tors made their first ent¬≠ry to the Top500 list with seven sys¬≠tems. The per¬≠for¬≠mance num¬≠ber deli¬≠ver¬≠ed by this sin¬≠gle gene¬≠ra¬≠ti¬≠on of AMD Instinct based sys¬≠tems on the Top500 list almost equ¬≠als the com¬≠bi¬≠ned Flops of the rest of the 161 acce¬≠le¬≠ra¬≠ted sys¬≠tem on Top500.
On the Green500 list, AMD EPYC pro¬≠ces¬≠sors and AMD Instinct acce¬≠le¬≠ra¬≠tors now power the four most effi¬≠ci¬≠ent super¬≠com¬≠pu¬≠ters in the world. Bey¬≠ond that, AMD pro¬≠ducts are in eight of the top ten, and 17 of the top 20 most efficient.
‚ÄúWe are exci¬≠ted that AMD EPYC pro¬≠ces¬≠sors and AMD Instinct acce¬≠le¬≠ra¬≠tors power the world‚Äôs fas¬≠test, most ener¬≠gy effi¬≠ci¬≠ent, and first super¬≠com¬≠pu¬≠ter to break the exas¬≠ca¬≠le bar¬≠ri¬≠er,‚ÄĚ said For¬≠rest Nor¬≠rod, seni¬≠or vice pre¬≠si¬≠dent and gene¬≠ral mana¬≠ger, Data Cen¬≠ter Solu¬≠ti¬≠ons Group, AMD. ‚ÄúInno¬≠va¬≠ti¬≠on and deli¬≠ve¬≠ring more per¬≠for¬≠mance and effi¬≠ci¬≠en¬≠cy for super¬≠com¬≠pu¬≠ters is cri¬≠ti¬≠cal to addres¬≠sing the world‚Äôs most com¬≠plex chal¬≠lenges. AMD EPYC pro¬≠ces¬≠sors and AMD Instinct acce¬≠le¬≠ra¬≠tors con¬≠ti¬≠nue to push the enve¬≠lo¬≠pe in high per¬≠for¬≠mance com¬≠pu¬≠ting, pro¬≠vi¬≠ding the per¬≠for¬≠mance nee¬≠ded to advan¬≠ce sci¬≠en¬≠ti¬≠fic discoveries.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúThe Fron¬≠tier super¬≠com¬≠pu¬≠ter, powered by AMD and HPE, repres¬≠ents a mas¬≠si¬≠ve step for¬≠ward for both sci¬≠ence and for the HPC indus¬≠try,‚ÄĚ said Bron¬≠son Mes¬≠ser, direc¬≠tor of sci¬≠ence, Oak Ridge Lea¬≠der¬≠ship Com¬≠pu¬≠ting Faci¬≠li¬≠ty. ‚ÄúOur col¬≠la¬≠bo¬≠ra¬≠ti¬≠on with AMD has been cri¬≠ti¬≠cal for us to ensu¬≠re that we deploy the world‚Äôs lea¬≠ding plat¬≠form for com¬≠pu¬≠ta¬≠tio¬≠nal sci¬≠ence. The Fron¬≠tier super¬≠com¬≠pu¬≠ter taps into the com¬≠bi¬≠ned per¬≠for¬≠mance of enhan¬≠ced AMD CPUs and AMD Instinct acce¬≠le¬≠ra¬≠tors, along with an enhan¬≠ced AMD ROCm‚ĄĘ 5 open soft¬≠ware plat¬≠form, to deli¬≠ver the per¬≠for¬≠mance rese¬≠ar¬≠chers need to car¬≠ry out sci¬≠en¬≠ti¬≠fic rese¬≠arch for the good of all mankind.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúLUMI, one of the EuroHPC world-class super¬≠com¬≠pu¬≠ters and lea¬≠ding plat¬≠forms for arti¬≠fi¬≠ci¬≠al intel¬≠li¬≠gence, is built with lea¬≠der¬≠ship envi¬≠ron¬≠men¬≠tal sus¬≠taina¬≠bi¬≠li¬≠ty and per¬≠for¬≠mance in mind,‚ÄĚ said Pek¬≠ka Man¬≠ni¬≠nen, Direc¬≠tor of the LUMI Lea¬≠der¬≠ship Com¬≠pu¬≠ting Faci¬≠li¬≠ty, CSC. ‚ÄúAMD EPYC pro¬≠ces¬≠sors and AMD Instinct acce¬≠le¬≠ra¬≠tors enable us to reach our most ambi¬≠tious sci¬≠en¬≠ti¬≠fic rese¬≠arch goals while at the same time mee¬≠ting and excee¬≠ding the EU‚Äôs most strin¬≠gent cli¬≠ma¬≠te tar¬≠gets. We are extre¬≠me¬≠ly proud of our third-place posi¬≠ti¬≠on in the Green500 list, achie¬≠ving 51.63 gigaflops/watt power-efficiency.‚ÄĚ
The AMD Powered HPC Eco¬≠sys¬≠tem Con¬≠ti¬≠nues to Grow
AMD is lea¬≠ding the way in HPC by enab¬≠ling part¬≠ners and cus¬≠to¬≠mers to deploy all sizes of clus¬≠ters, across key rese¬≠arch are¬≠as inclu¬≠ding manu¬≠fac¬≠tu¬≠ring, life sci¬≠en¬≠ces, finan¬≠cial ser¬≠vices, cli¬≠ma¬≠te rese¬≠arch and more. For ins¬≠tance, AMD EPYC pro¬≠ces¬≠sors now power Thailand‚Äôs Natio¬≠nal Sci¬≠ence and Tech¬≠no¬≠lo¬≠gy Deve¬≠lo¬≠p¬≠ment Agency‚Äôs latest super¬≠com¬≠pu¬≠ter, pro¬≠vi¬≠ding the per¬≠for¬≠mance to advan¬≠ce rese¬≠arch in medi¬≠ci¬≠ne, wea¬≠ther fore¬≠cas¬≠ting and more. Addi¬≠tio¬≠nal¬≠ly, The Ohio Super¬≠com¬≠pu¬≠ter Cen¬≠ter recent¬≠ly announ¬≠ced Ascend, a new HPC clus¬≠ter com¬≠pri¬≠sed of Dell Tech¬≠no¬≠lo¬≠gies PowerEdge ser¬≠vers powered by AMD EPYC processors.
The AMD Instinct and ROCm‚ĄĘ eco¬≠sys¬≠tems offer cus¬≠to¬≠mers sup¬≠port for key appli¬≠ca¬≠ti¬≠ons in HPC, AI and machi¬≠ne lear¬≠ning as well as HIP and OpenMP¬ģ pro¬≠gramming models, com¬≠pi¬≠ler tool¬≠chain and ana¬≠ly¬≠sis tools for sci¬≠en¬≠ti¬≠fic and indus¬≠tri¬≠al appli¬≠ca¬≠ti¬≠ons. Addi¬≠tio¬≠nal¬≠ly, the AMD Acce¬≠le¬≠ra¬≠tor Cloud pro¬≠vi¬≠des an envi¬≠ron¬≠ment to remo¬≠te¬≠ly access, eva¬≠lua¬≠te and get the most out of AMD Instinct acce¬≠le¬≠ra¬≠tors and ROCm software.
HPC in the Cloud
HPC in the cloud expands access to com¬≠pu¬≠te, unlo¬≠cking key rese¬≠arch appli¬≠ca¬≠ti¬≠ons and busi¬≠ness workloads that lead to bet¬≠ter desi¬≠gned pro¬≠ducts and acce¬≠le¬≠ra¬≠te time to mar¬≠ket. The latest Goog¬≠le Cloud C2D vir¬≠tu¬≠al machi¬≠nes (VMs) with con¬≠fi¬≠den¬≠ti¬≠al com¬≠pu¬≠ting extend the momen¬≠tum of AMD EPYC pro¬≠ces¬≠sors powe¬≠ring high¬≠ly-per¬≠for¬≠mant and effi¬≠ci¬≠ent HPC solu¬≠ti¬≠ons from lea¬≠ding cloud ser¬≠vice pro¬≠vi¬≠ders. Elec¬≠tric super¬≠car inno¬≠va¬≠tor, Rimac, recent¬≠ly deploy¬≠ed Micro¬≠soft Azu¬≠re HBv3 vir¬≠tu¬≠al machi¬≠nes ‚Äď powered by 3rd Gen AMD EPYC‚ĄĘ pro¬≠ces¬≠sors with AMD 3D V‚ÄĎCache‚ĄĘ tech¬≠no¬≠lo¬≠gy ‚Äď to increase per¬≠for¬≠mance and sca¬≠la¬≠bi¬≠li¬≠ty for its elec¬≠tric super¬≠car simulations.
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