Entries tagged as: OpenCL

OpenCL delivers simulation performance for Simulia Abaqus and Siemens NX Nastran using AMD FIrePro

Posted by Tony DeYoung on December 17, 2014
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CADPlace describes how CAE applications vendors such as Dassault Systems and Siemens PLM Software have begun to partner with GPU vendors to take advantage of OpenCL and GPUs for solving large systems of non-linear equations.
The article describes three important aspects for optimizing engineering workflows:

1) Partnerships between graphics vendors and software vendors
2) Developer tools like OpenCL
3) Fast GPUs with the right features to support simulation applications like the AMD FirePro W8100 and FirePro W9100

The article links 2 PDF downloads about AMD FirePro and their CAE partners:

Accelerate Your Simulation with Abaqus/CAE, now powered by AMD FirePro Graphics and OpenCL technology  

Cooperation between Siemens PLM Software and AMD FirePro helps to deliver fast simulation performance 

Tags: CAE, OpenCL

Scilab SciGPGPU demo on AMDFirePro at SC14

Posted by Tony DeYoung on November 10, 2014

Ideal for large data processing, sciGPGPU allows not only for the use of a number of Scilab numerical computation functions in the GPU but it also implements many clBLAS and clFFT functions. You can check out sciGPGPU in the AMD booth #839 during the Supercomputing Conference (SC14)  Nov 17-20, 2014.

The video shows Scilab OpenCL accelerated by the AMD Firepro S9150.

Tags: Events, HPC, OpenCL

AMD FirePro SC14 Theater Schedule in booth #839

Posted by Tony DeYoung on November 06, 2014
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If you are attending SC14 Nov 18-20 and are interested in OpenCL, OpenACC or HPC check out the theater presentations in the AMD FirePro booth #839.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18TH

11:15 AM OpenACC on AMD GPUs and APUs - Learn how to use OpenACC on your AMD APUs and Radeon GPUs using the PGI compilers
Michael Wolfe, Compiler Engineer - PGI

1:00p ASUS Server Launch with AMD FirePro S-series GPUs

1:15p The L-CSC cluster - An AMD-GPU-based cost- and power-efficient multi-GPU system for Lattice-QCD calculations at GSI
Dr. David Rohr, Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies

2:15 PM Distributed Symmetric Multiprocessing - Shattering Affordability and Scalability Barriers to Large Shared Memory, Many Core HPC
Richard Anderson, CEO - Symmetric Computing

3:15 PM Power efficient HPC clusters with AMD FirePro S-series GPUs - An overview of AMD FirePro S-series products for compute and practical recommendations on deploying GPUs in HPC environments
Niles Burbank, Sr. Product Manager, AMD FirePro S-series Server GPUs

4:15 PM Raising the Bar on HPC Innovation with PBS Works
Scott Suchyta, Director of Partner Solutions and Integrations, Altair

5:15 PM Sandia National Laboratories’ Experiences with AMD APUs and HSA Technology
Si Hammond, Scalable Computer Architectures, Sandia National Laboratories


WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19TH

11:15 AM HSA for Application Developers - Learn the intricacies of using HSA and the benefits seen in some HPC workloads
Jonathan Gallmeier, AMD Research Software Engineer

2:15 PM Using the SYCL for OpenCL open standard to accelerate C++ code - SYCL for OpenCL is an upcoming standard C++ programming model for OpenCL from the Khronos group. Ideally suited to C++ metaprogramming, it allows a single C++ source file to be compiled for both host and OpenCL devices. This talk will introduce the provisional specification and enable developers to provide feedback for the final specification.
Andrew Richards, CEO Codeplay

3:15 PM Porting Gromacs from CUDA to OpenCL. Lessons learned
Vincent Hindriksen, CEO, Stream Computing

4:15 PM Kernel Compilation and execution for HSA
Greg Rodgers, Design Engineer, AMD Research

5:15 PM The Value of Supercomputing Field Data - Dr. Nathan DeBardeleben of LANL will discuss supercomputer reliability studies, in collaboration with AMD RAS and Research teams, and the impact they will have on next generation system design and ExaScale planning for the Department of Energy.
Nathan DeBardeleben, Ph.D., Head of Ultrascale Systems Research Center (USRC), HPC Resilience Lead, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20TH

11:15 PM Distributed Symmetric Multiprocessing - Shattering Affordability and Scalability Barriers to Large Shared Memory, Many Core HPC
Richard Anderson, CEO - Symmetric Computing

1:15 PM Penguin Computing’s APU / HSA Development Cluster
Phil Pokorny, CTO - Penguin Computing

Tags: Events, HPC, OpenCL

AMD FirePro at SC14 booth #839: OpenCL on new HPC clusters from Asus, Supermicro, Gigabyte, Exxact

Posted by Tony DeYoung on November 06, 2014
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AMD FirePro will be showcasing new HPC server configurations from Asus, Supermicro, Gigabyte and Exxact at SC14 (SuperComputing 2014)  Nov 16-21, demonstrating supercomputing performance using SPEC ACCEL  (OpenCL and OpenACC), GROMACS (molecular dynamics) , SHOC (Scalable HeterOgeneous Computing / OpenCL) benchmarks.

New HPC server configurations include:
- SMC 1047GR-TRF server, 1U 2P with 3 S9150
- Gigabyte G210-H4G blade, 2U enclosure, 4 blades, 1P with 4 S915
- Exxact FXR410-512R workstation (secured) 2P with 4 W9100s
- A new server from Asus, powered by AMD FirePro S-Series server GPUs

Also check out the HPC Theater schedule,

Hands-On Introduction to OpenCL and OpenCL 2.0 and Beyond BOF at SC14

Posted by Tony DeYoung on November 06, 2014
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In addition to the rich AMD FirePro theater schedule, there will also be several highly recommended talks at SC14 on OpenCL, presented by Simon-McIntosh-Smith from University of Bristol in the UK.

OpenCL: A Hands-On Introduction
DATE: Monday Nov 17
TIME: 8:30AM - 5:00PM
This is one of the most popular tutorials at the SC conference.  It introduces OpenCL using the more accessible C++ API. The tutorial format will be a 50/50 split between lectures and exercises. Students will use their own laptops (Windows, Linux or OS/X) and log into a remote server running an OpenCL platform. Alternatively, students can load OpenCL onto their own laptops prior to the course .The last segment of the tutorial will be spent visiting the “OpenCL zoo”; a diverse collection of OpenCL conformant devices. Tutorial attendees will run their own programs on devices in the zoo to explore performance portability of OpenCL. The zoo should include a mix of CPU, GPU, FPGA, mobile, and DSP devices.

OpenCL: Version 2.0 and Beyond
DATE: Tuesday Nov 18
TIME: 5:30PM - 7:00PM
Birds of a Feather discussion of the latest developments in OpenCL including the recent OpenCL 2.0 specification. A panel representing divergent views on the future of OpenCL will engage in an interactive debate on where to take OpenCL. The BOF will close with a survey of the audience to create “hard data” to can present to the OpenCL standards committee to help them address the unique needs of the HPC community.

Tags: Events, OpenCL

NUKE 9 & NUKE Studio on Mac Pro w and w/o AMD FirePro OpenCL acceleration

Posted by Tony DeYoung on September 24, 2014

The new NUKE 9 & NUKE Studio add full OpenCL support on the new running on Mac Pro with dual AMD FirePro D-series GPUs.  The video shows a doubling of multi-node performance when using the FirePro GPU acceleration as opposed to without..

Overview of Blackmagic Design Eyeon Fusion 7 VFX software using AMD FirePro GPU OpenCL acceleration

Posted by Tony DeYoung on September 23, 2014

Interview covering Blackmagic Design’s newly acquired Eyeon Fusion 7 compositing and visual effects software.  OpenCL is used to parallelize computations for complete interactivity in complex productions. Performance on AMD FirePro GPUs is real-time even for computationally expensive operations - amazing!

Adobe Premiere Pro User Experience 4k workflow improvements using OpenCL on AMD FirePro GPUs

Posted by Tony DeYoung on September 23, 2014

Overview of some of the updates to Adobe Premiere Pro CC that take advantage of OpenCL on AMD FirePro cards including real-time color correction and tracking across multiple 4k formats

Tags: 4K, Adobe, OpenCL

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
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