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Media & Entertainment training event in India demos AMD FirePro and OpenCL

Posted by Tony DeYoung on April 24, 2014

MAAC is India’s biggest Media & Entertainment education and training company. They recently held a technical session for all of their faculty in Goa. AMD FirePro was at the event demonstrating how the GPU uses OpenCL accelerated in in Autodesk Maya and Adobe PhotoShop and Premiere Pro CC.

The event was conducted over there days where more than 100 faculty members participated from various centers across the country, including representatives fron Sony Studio Chennai and Technicolor Studio Bangalore.

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Tags: Events, OpenCL

A Who’s Who at NAB 2014 in the AMD FirePro booth showing AMD FirePro W9100 4k workflows

Posted by Tony DeYoung on April 01, 2014

With the launch of the new AMD FirePro W9100, the FirePro booth at NAB is buzzing with many of the key players in video editing and finishing.

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Here's what to expect when you visit booth SL10405.

  • Smooth speed-shifted footage in 4K using RE:Vision FX Twixtor OpenCL plug-in running on a Dell workstation with two AMD FirePro W9100s displayed to a Dell 32" 4K display
  • 4K color processing using Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve 10 using four AMD FirePro W9100s and OpenCL running on a SuperMicro Ultra Workstation displayed to a 24" 4K display and 65" 4K TV
  • Real-time raytracing using OpenCL-accelerated Chaos Group VRay running on a Silverdraft Ultra Workstation with four AMD FirePro W9100s displayed to a 55" HD TV
  • 4K real-time video processing using the new Vegas Pro 13 running on a Dell workstation with an AMD FirePro W9100 displayed to a Dell 32" 4K display
  • 4k real-time processing using OpenCL-accelerated Adobe Premiere Pro running on a Dell workstation with an AMD FirePro W9100 and Fusion IO board displayed to a Sony 24" and 84" 4K displays
  • 3D texture painting in 4K using The Foundry Mari running on a Dell workstation with an AMD FirePro W9100 displayed to a 65" 4K TV
  • Compositing/post-processing in 4K using Assimilate Scratch running on a Dell workstation with an AMD FirePro W9100 displayed to an Asus 32" 4K display
  • Real-time 4k channel branding workflow using Ventuz software and Blackmagic Decklink 4K Extreme running on a Dell workstation with an AMD FirePro W9100 displayed to a 65" 4K TV
  • Bullet Physics demo in Autodesk Maya running on a Boxx Ultra Workstation with two AMD FirePro W9100s displayed to a Dell 32" 4K display
  • Low latency AJA Kona 3G video input/monitoring/output at full 10-bit uncompressed 4K running on a Dell workstation with an AMD FirePro W9100 displayed to a Sharp 32" 4K display
  • 4k real-time processing using OpenCL-accelerated Adobe Premiere Pro and compositing using GPU-accelerated The Foundry Nuke 8 running on Mac Pro with dual AMD FirePro D700s displayed to a Sharp 32" 4K display

Webinar: Optimizing your system for peak performance with After Effects & Adobe Premiere Pro

Posted by Tony DeYoung on February 18, 2014
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Adobe will be presenting a Webinar: ASK A VIDEO PRO | Optimizing your system for peak performance with After Effects & Adobe Premiere Pro
Thursday, February 27 , 2014 | 10:00 AM PT
Presented by Todd Kopriva and Steve Hoeg

If you are building or upgrading a system for editing or motion graphics work with the Adobe Creative Cloud applications, this online seminar will help you understand your options and help you get the best performance out of your software and AMD FirePro hardware.

In this session you will learn:

  • How CPU, GPU, and RAM affect performance - including OpenCL
  • What kinds of graphics cards should you be looking at?
  • What platform-specific considerations should you be aware of?
  • Running the Adobe applications on the new Mac Pro

What happens when a Rhino meets a wall? Simulation in Maya using AMD FirePro and Bullet Physics

Posted by Tony DeYoung on February 04, 2014

This article on 3DTotal describes how the OpenCL Bullet Physics plug-in for Maya, MayaBullet, has exploded the potential for game developers and visual effects teams to design more realistic dynamic and kinematic simulations.

From the article:
Using rigid-body, soft-body and collision-detection libraries, the MayaBullet Physics plug-in allows you to create small to large-scale realistic simulations for films, games and visualisations. Taking advantage of OpenCL, the MayaBullet plug-in allows you to very quickly create, view and edit simulations in pretty much real-time (depending the scene complexity of course) right inside the Maya viewport.

The AMD FirePro does not simply enhance the Bullet experience, but also allows you to push Maya further in certain ways.

1)  It allows you to deal with heavier scene files, heavier models and more complex rigs. Therefore the animator can work with a model at a resolution that allows him to get a clearer idea of how the mesh will deform at render time.

2) By utilizing Viewport 2.0 and the DirectX 11 shader, you can truly get a better representation of your mesh with displacement maps, normal maps applied and more - all in the Maya viewport.

3) By taking advantage of the Alembic GPU Cache, you can bring a huge number of polygons (and by huge, we mean into the millions) into a scene and it still handles like a trooper.

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ArrayFire v2.0 adds specific tuning for AMD FirePro GPUs, APUs and Radeon GPUs

Posted by Tony DeYoung on December 18, 2013
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ArrayFire is an OpenCL library designed for maximum speed without the hassle of writing OpenCL device code. The library contains hundreds of functions for math, signal processing, image processing, and algorithms so developers can maximize productivity and performance.

ArrayFire V2.0 for OpenCL adds:

  • Support for all of ArrayFire’s function library (with a few exceptions)
  • Same API as ArrayFire for CUDA enabling seamless interoperability
  • Just-In-Time (JIT) compilation of kernels for top performance
  • Specific tuning for AMD FirePro GPUs, APUs and Radeon GPUs
  • Specific tuning for Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors
  • Accelerated algorithms for image processing, signal processing, visualization

Magnetar T25 workstation with AMD FirePro S10000 - ideal machine for GPU Compute, HPC, 3D rendering

Posted by Tony DeYoung on December 02, 2013

Armari Ltd has just released the new Magnetar T25 workstation with AMD FirePro S10000.  The high performance workstation is an ultimate OpenCL developer or application server system.  If interested, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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AMD FirePro S10K 12 GB Edition at SC13 - up to 3 times faster performance

Posted by Tony DeYoung on November 20, 2013

From Supercomputing 2013, the Glen Mathews of the AMD FirePro team talks about the new passively cooled server GPU, the FirePro S10K 12 GB Edition, with up to 3 times greater performance than the previous 6GB model.

Also at the show is a large focus on OpenCL, particularly with Apple’s Mac Pro announcement using dual AMD FirePro GPUs.

Pics from the AMD FirePro booth #1113 at Supercomputing 2013 (SC13)

Posted by Tony DeYoung on November 18, 2013

Some photos from Supercomputing 2013 - SC13 demonstrating OpenCL and HSA computing solutions.  AMD is also debuting the new FirePro S10000 12GB Edition for HPC servers (announced last Friday)  and hosting several HPC talks in the AMD booth #1113 theater,

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Tags: Events, HSA, OpenCL

AMD to host 11 HPC talks at SuperComputing 2013 - Booth #1113

Posted by Tony DeYoung on November 14, 2013
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Fresh off the heels of this week's successful AMD Developer Summit (APU13) focused on heterogenous computing, as well as the announcement of the world's first 12GB GPU-accelerator built for servers - the AMD FirePro S10000 12GB Edition, AMD will also be hosting some killer talks in Booth #1113 at Supercomputing 2013 .

Spotlighting the most advanced scientific and technical applications in the world, SC13 will bring together the international supercomputing community for an exceptional program of technical papers, tutorials and talks.

AMD SC13 Theater Talk Schedule - Booth #1113

Date/Time Title Speaker
Tuesday Nov 19th
11am-noon Distributed Symmetric Multiprocessing - Shattering Affordability and Scalability barriers to large shared memory HPC Richard Anderson, CEO of Symmetric Computing
2-3pm Portals for Visualizing Graphics Intensive Big Data from HPC Bill Nitzberg, CTO of PBS Works
3-4pm OpenACC on the AMD APU and Discrete GPU Michael Wolfe, Compiler Engineer at PGI
4-5pm Case Study: "Accelerating Full Waveform Inversion via OpenCL on AMD GPUs" Dan Cyca, Chief Technology Officer, Acceleware
5-6pm Michael Waltrip Racing uses Penguin Computing Servers running AMD processors for a Competitive Advantage Donour Sizemore, Director of Trackside Systems at Michael Waltrip Racing
Wednesday Nov 20th
11am-noon AMD Software Ecosystem Update Margaret Lewis, Dir. of Product Mktg., Server Software at AMD
1-2pm Distributed Symmetric Multiprocessing - Shattering Affordability and Scalability barriers to large shared memory HPC Richard Anderson, CEO of Symmetric Computing
2-3pm A Vision for Collaborative Research with AMD Jay Owen, Dir. of External Research Office (AMD Research)
3-4pm Delivering Economical Big Data and Hadoop solutions with AMD and Penguin Computing David Ingersoll, WW VP of Sales Solutions at Penguin Computing
4-5pm Case Study: "Accelerating Full Waveform Inversion via OpenCL on AMD GPUs" Dan Cyca, Chief Technology Officer, Acceleware
5-6pm Introduction to HSA: HSAIL, Memory Model and Queuing Model Vinod Tipparaju, Software Engineer at AMD

AMD FirePro S10000 Passively Cooled Server Graphics Card with 12GB memory

Posted by Tony DeYoung on November 14, 2013
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The new AMD FirePro S10000 12GB Edition is the world’s first server graphics card to feature 12GB of memory. Announced just in time for next week’s SC13, the card is designed for ‘big data’ high-performance computing (HPC) workloads delivering the highest peak single and double precision floating point performance in a single server graphics card product. It fully supports PCIe 3.0, ECC memory and DirectGMA.

With this card, memory hungry applications can now take advantage of the GPU for compute workloads and OpenCL acceleration. Each of the 56 Compute Units on the 12GB Edition (28 per GPU) are designed to handle two compute and one graphics operation at the same time, enabling independent scheduling and work item dispatch for more efficient multi-tasking.

Performance benefits will also accrue to applications that require high-speed, high capacity video memory such as Genetic Sequencing, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Structural Mechanics, Numeral Analytics, Reservoir Simulation, Automated Reasoning, and Weather Forecasting.

Importantly the GPU features passive cooling for high-density datacenter computing integration. You can see the AMD FirePro S10000 12GB at Supercomputing 13, booth #1113. The card is slated for general availability in spring 2014. 

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