Matt Skynner, AMD’s VP and GM of Graphics Business Unit, took the stage at CES 2014 to demonstrate the new Mac Pro with dual AMD FirePro GPUs w/ up to 6GB of VRAM and up to 2048 stream processors per GPU, matched with top configurations capable of up to 7 teraflops of computing power.
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
2013 was a great year for AMD FirePro graphics and Radeon Graphics. This video highlights some of the key milestones achieved including OpenCL support in Adobe Premiere Pro at 4k, dynamic physics simulations in Maya 2014, SpeedGrade and Media Encoder, OpenCL and multi-GPU support in DaVinci Resolve at 4K and multiple layers of color correction, and some amazing examples of Eyefinity display walls.
The video starts at time 1:04 to showcase FirePro specific highlights.
Immersive projection mapping with 4k uncompressed video took top billing at this year’s Radio City Christmas Spectacular in New York City. 7thSense used their Delta Media servers, a new automation control system and AMD FirePro GPUs to deliver a visual spectacular to rival the eye-level high kicks of the renowned Rockettes.
Two racks of Delta media servers produced a ‘pixel map’ of the show’s entire laser-scanned 3D display surface and the theaters proscenium arches. This enabled the show’s content creators to place 4k uncompressed video content as well as colorful animations exactly where they wanted inside the theater, without having to work in a 3D modeling environment.
At Autodesk University 2013, attendees had the opportunity to see for themselves the direct tie-in between the eye-catching visuals of next generation game consoles and the tools that create those games. This blog discusses the AMD FirePro demos at AU2013 for 3ds Max with stereo support, the new Bullet Physics engine with Maya 2014, as well as Revit 2014, and Inventor 2014.
One of the newer applications that benefit from exceptional GPU performance is Autodesk VRED 3D which uses real-time lighting and rendering to offer breathtaking visual results for designers. The AMD booth demo offered attendees the opportunity to compare game visuals with design visuals. Autodesk tools using AMD FirePro offers users the ability to create highly realistic materials, manipulate camera settings, and move from physical to virtual prototypes in real time.
Additionally, visitors to the AMD FirePro booth experienced Autodesk Inventor 3D CAD, an easy-to-use set of tools for 3D mechanical design and Autodesk Revit for design and construction users to bring large models concepts to construction reality in a consistent model-based approach.
These two videos from the HP Rock On 2013 sales training event gave sales specialist and channel partners a first hand look at the power of remote graphics and high performance 3D computing on an ultrabook.
1) Demo of two remote displays connected to a thin client, powered by a single AMD FirePro R5000 remote graphics card. The FirePro R5000 is in an HP Tower Workstation and the Teradici PCoIP chip is compressing and transmitting the pixels and sending to the two remote displays, via an HP thin client. This allows users to work on graphic-intensive workloads on their local machine, across multiple displays, while the actual data stays securely on the server.
2) High polygon count car model running on the HP ZBook Ultrabook 14” mobile workstation powered by the AMD FirePro M4100 GPU.
AMD FirePro is at HP’s annual Rock On 2013 sales training event, showing sales specialists, region category management teams and select channel partners, just what the new FirePro technology delivers to the workstation and thin client markets.
The highly visited AMD FirePro booth at HP Rock On 2013
AMD FirePro W7000 powering OpenCL-accelerated Adobe Premiere Pro CC across 4 HD displays
HP ZBook ultra book mobile workstation with AMD FirePro M4100
The newly announced Barco MXRT-7500 is a high-end display controller for medical imaging. It uses the AMD FirePro W7000 core and adds medical imaging specific driver enhancements. Specifically the MXRT-7500 uses PCIe 3.0 and can drive up to four full resolution displays attached via DisplayPort 1.2 for ultra-fast loading of medical images and large datasets. The drivers are optimized to work with Barco’s Nio and Coronis display products (e.g. the new Coronis 6MP diagnostic color display system with LED backlights) as well as its MediCal QAWeb software solution and the leading PACS (picture archiving and communications system) applications.
Compared to the previous generation, the MXRT-7500 achieves, on average, a 34% performance improvement on 2D benchmarks, a 28% improvement on OpenGL 3D benchmarks, and a 40% improvement on DirectX 3D benchmarks.
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