AMD Firepro S9170 GPU offers 32 GB of memory for HPC

Posted by Tony DeYoung on August 03, 2015

With up to 2.62 TFLOPS of peak double precision performance, the AMD FirePro S9170 server GPU is the world’s first and fastest 32GB single-GPU server card for DGEMM heavy double-precision workloads with support for OpenCL 2.0.

Tags: HPC, Hardware

AMD FirePro™ W5170M graphics to power zSpace virtual reality for Education using LiquidVR™

Posted by Tony DeYoung on June 30, 2015

AMD today announced that AMD FirePro graphics will power the virtual reality education solution from zSpace, enabling real world virtual reality in the classroom.

The new zSpace for Education empowers students to “learn by doing” in a virtual environment where it is easy to undo mistakes, make changes and not worry about material costs or clean up. It features an easy-to-use interface that is natural and intuitive. zSpace will implement AMD’s LiquidVR™ technology, harnessing AMD GPU hardware sub-systems to make the virtual reality experience as comfortable and as realistic as possible.

Unlike other VR solutions, AMD FirePro-powered zSpace for Education delivers interaction and group collaboration through a VR precision ‘stylus’ to naturally access the virtual experience matched with a head-tracking computer display in an innovative, all-in-one design.

Tags: VR

Dell offers AMD FirePro on PowerEdge Rack and Tower servers R730, T630 and C4130

Posted by Tony DeYoung on June 30, 2015

Dell PowerEdge servers deliver unmatched performance with greater flexibility, including Flash storage and up to 15 percent greater memory bandwidth.  Starting today, Dell now offers AMD FirePro GPUs on two new rack mount and one new tower server.

PowerEdge 2S/2U R730 Rack Server
CAD VDI and HPC powered by up to 4 AMD FirePro S9100 or S9150 GPUs

PowerEdge 1U C4130 Rack Server
HPC powered by up to 4 AMD FirePro S9100 or S9150 GPUs

PowerEdge 2S/2U T630 Tower Server
VDI and Medical Imaging powered by up to 4 AMD FirePro W9100 or W7000 GPUs

Tags: Dell, HPC, Hardware

AMD FirePro wins SOLIDWORKS User Choice Best of Show Gold Award

Posted by Tony DeYoung on June 30, 2015

The annual SolidWorks World show is the largest gathering of MCAD users in the world, with over 100 companies showing their hardware and software solutions to enhance Solidworks performance and productivity.

This year, 10 judges, chosen from actual SolidWorks users, along with TenLinks, evaluated these hardwares and softwares . After evaluation and voting, the Best of Show Gold Award for Hardware goes to AMD FirePro.

AMD to present talks on HPC Roadmap and Visualization at HP-CAST 24

Posted by Tony DeYoung on June 26, 2015

HP-CAST is an HPC world-wide user group meeting that takes place a few days before ISC 2015.
AMD’s Karl Freund will present several sessions at HP-CAST 24 including AMD’s HPC Strategy and Product Roadmap and AMD Visualization Features

Tags: Events, HPC

Make your Avid Media Composer v8.4 workstation fly at any resolution using AMD FirePro GPUs

Posted by Tony DeYoung on June 26, 2015

Avid officially released Media Composer v8.4 with certified support for AMD FirePro W7100, W8100.

With the release of version 8.4, Avid Media Composer becomes resolution agnostic, allowing an editor or artist to work in any resolution all the way up to 8K using the GPU. Windows-based workstations can take advantage of AMD FirePro W7100 or W8100 GPU to ensure super-smooth performance and fast internal image transfer speeds, while Apple Mac Pro users can benefit from the speed and performance offered by an AMD FirePro D700.

Take a look at the AMD FirePro powered Times Square mega billboard covering a city block!

Posted by Tony DeYoung on June 25, 2015

The largest display wall in the world is located in New York’s Times Square powered by 3 AMD FirePro W-Series cards using Eyefinity Technology. Each card powers six sections of the 25,000 square feet of Ultra-High Definition digital signage with 24 million pixels. The individual display sections are synchronized across graphics cards and zones using the FirePro S400 synchronization module

AMD FirePro and HP win 2015 Int Communicators Gold Excellence Award for Vancouver Film School Story

Posted by Tony DeYoung on June 25, 2015

AMD FirePro and HP win 2015 International Communicators Awards Gold Excellence for Online Video for their Vancouver Film School success story.

The Communicator Awards is the leading international awards program recognizing big ideas in marketing and communications. This year, the Communicator Awards received over 6,000 entries from companies and agencies of all sizes, making it one of the most competitive awards of its kind in the world.

The AMD FirePro / HP / VFS winning video tells a compelling story that not only showcased Vancouver Film School, their curriculum and student successes but highlighted the importance of HP and AMD workstation products to their infrastructure.

[TALK] Energy Efficiency & HPC Systems using AMD FirePro and OpenCL at ISC 2015

Posted by Tony DeYoung on June 22, 2015

Professor Lindenstruth of Goethe University Frankfurt, will present a talk Tuesday July 14, at ISC 2015 on Energy Efficiency & HPC Systems.

The GSI Helmholtzcenter for Heavy Ion Research is building the FAIR accelerator facility, which requires large amounts of computing resources. The first facility HPC implementation is the Lattice QCD HPC system L-CSC, which has a peak performance of more than a PetraFlop / hybrid cluster, using 4 AMD FirePro S9150 GPUs, achieved 5.2 GF/W and is the most energy efficient supercomputer worldwide. Many optimizations were necessary in order to achieve this goal. Nevertheless this system is based entirely on commodity building blocks and can be operated in any generic data center.

Date and Location:
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
08:30 am - 09:00 am
Panorama 1, Messe Frankfurt

Tags: Events, GPGPU, HPC

How to Choose the Right Graphics Solution For Your Workflow

Posted by Tony DeYoung on June 19, 2015

Have a particular software application you use regularly or a workflow of applications?  Which graphics card would suit you best?  Check out this AMD FirePro Graphic Solution Selector PDF and find out!


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