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November 13, 2012

AMD Unveils FirePro S10000 Server Graphics Card

Offering a new and powerful graphic card for high-performance computing (HPC) workloads and graphics intensive applications, AMD (News - Alert) has introduced AMD FirePro S10000.

AMD FirePro S10000 is a GPU compute product that offers improved single and double peak precision floating point performance. Offering up to 1.3 times the single and up to 7.8 times the double peak precision floating point performance of the competition’s comparable dual-GPU product, according to the company, it’s the most powerful dual-GPU server graphics card ever created.

Various high performance computing (HPC) deployments, such as the ones concentrating on Genetic Sequencing, Structural Mechanics and Reservoir Simulation, are reportedly performing complex algorithms. Here, the smallest miscalculation can considerably alter the results.

The AMD FirePro S10000 is the right choice when precision matters, as it is the world’s first professional grade graphics card to exceed one teraflop of peak double precision floating point performance, providing an unprecedented 1.48 TFLOPS.

“The demands placed on servers by compute and graphics-intensive workload continues to grow exponentially as professionals work with larger data sets to design and engineer new products and services," said David Cummings, senior director and general manager, Professional Graphics, AMD. "The AMD FireProS10000, equipped with our Graphics Core Next Architecture, enables server graphics to play a dual role in providing both compute and graphics horsepower simultaneously.”

“This is executed without compromising performance for users while helping reduce the total cost of ownership for IT managers,” he said.

Recently, the firm partnered with Nvidia to announce high-performance graphics chips for supercomputers. Nvidia’s K20 has 5GB of memory and provides 1.17 teraflops of double-precision performance, and 3.52 teraflops of single-precision performance. As it carries higher precision for floating-point calculations than single-precision calculations, double-precision performance is more important for supercomputing applications.

The faster K20X has 6GB of memory, offering 1.31 teraflops of double-precision performance.


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Edited by Braden Becker
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