World‚Äôs First Exascale Supercomputer Powered by AMD EPYC‚ĄĘ Processors and AMD Instinct‚ĄĘ Accelerators

‚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 Natio­nal Laboratory’s (ORNL) Fron­tier sys­tem sub­mit­ted its very first score to the Top500 list of 1.1 exa­flops, making it the world’s fas­test super­com­pu­ter and the first to break the exas­ca­le bar­ri­er. Frontier’s per­for­mance is more than dou­ble the num­ber two sys­tem and grea­ter than the sum of the next seven sys­tems 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.

Addi­tio­nal­ly, the Top500 and Green500 lists show­ca­se the rapidly gro­wing pre­fe­rence for AMD solu­ti­ons across the HPC indus­try. On the Top500 list, AMD powers 94 total sys­tems, an increase of 95% year-over-year, and AMD Instinct MI200 acce­le­ra­tors made their first ent­ry to the Top500 list with seven sys­tems. The per­for­mance num­ber deli­ver­ed by this sin­gle gene­ra­ti­on of AMD Instinct based sys­tems on the Top500 list almost equ­als the com­bi­ned Flops of the rest of the 161 acce­le­ra­ted sys­tem on Top500.

On the Green500 list, AMD EPYC pro­ces­sors and AMD Instinct acce­le­ra­tors now power the four most effi­ci­ent super­com­pu­ters in the world. Bey­ond that, AMD pro­ducts 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 lea­ding the way in HPC by enab­ling part­ners and cus­to­mers to deploy all sizes of clus­ters, across key rese­arch are­as inclu­ding manu­fac­tu­ring, life sci­en­ces, finan­cial ser­vices, cli­ma­te rese­arch and more. For ins­tance, AMD EPYC pro­ces­sors now power Thailand’s Natio­nal Sci­ence and Tech­no­lo­gy Deve­lo­p­ment Agency’s latest super­com­pu­ter, pro­vi­ding the per­for­mance to advan­ce rese­arch in medi­ci­ne, wea­ther fore­cas­ting and more. Addi­tio­nal­ly, The Ohio Super­com­pu­ter Cen­ter recent­ly announ­ced Ascend, a new HPC clus­ter com­pri­sed of Dell Tech­no­lo­gies PowerEdge ser­vers 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.

Visit the AMD booth #E510 at ISC 2022 to learn more about AMD solu­ti­ons for HPC and talk with AMD experts.

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