A few weeks back AMD and HP announced that AMD FirePro S9150 server GPUs were an available configuration option for HP ProLiant DL380 Gen9, the world’s best-selling server. That combination targeted smaller deployments for academics and small business.
For organizations that want to build larger clusters, they can now get the power of AMD FirePro S9150 server GPUs on the HP XL250a Gen9 Server, designed to support larger clusters for high performance compute.
If you don’t recall, the AMD FirePro S9150 is the GPU that powered the most energy efficient supercomputer in the Green500). A single card breaks the 2.0 TFLOPS double precision barrier. With 16GB of GDDR5 memory and maximum power consumption of 235 watts, AMD FirePro S9150 server GPUs provide massive compute performance while helping maximize available power budgets.
In this video from NAB 2015, Mike Griggs demonstrates something amazing: A single Mac Pro can drive a seamless and simultaneous workflow between MODO, MARI and NUKE by using the dual AMD FirePro GPUs on the Mac.
As Mike points out, even as a model is polygon optimizing in MODO, he can still be working in MARI to work in the textures - all at the same time. Essentially he is running a 3-man workflow on just one one machine being controlled by one man!
This is a video worth watching to understand how to integrate MODO, MARI and NUKE and how they take advantage of AMD FirePro W-Series acceleration.
This out-take video from Post Magazine shows a clip from an interview with AMD FirePro’s Melanie Ball about what was exciting and new at NAB 2015.
Melanie talks about the collaboration partnership with Avid for Media Composer, which is now supporting AMD FirePro on Mac and Windows, as well as with The Pixel Farm for its OpenCL-acceleartd PFTrack software. She also describes OpenCL acceleration in Black Magic Davinci Resolve. The full interview can be viewed at http://www.postmagazine.com/Video-Center/NAB/PostTV-2015-AMD.aspx.
In this advanced, hands-on tutorial, we assume the attendee is already familiar with OpenCL, and has probably written at least one OpenCL program. The tutorial will focus on more advanced OpenCL concepts, such as:
Shipping kernel code,
Portable binaries with SPIR
OpenCL kernel compiler options
Optimised host-device communications
Using multiple OpenCL devices
Coalesced memory accesses
Tuning work-group sizes
OpenCL / OpenGL interoperability
The OpenCL ecosystem:
OpenCL 2.0 and future versions
Other OpenCL resources
The tutorial will use a mix of OpenCL’s C and C++ host APIs. The format will be a 50/50 split between lectures and exercises. Attendees will need to 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 (Intel, AMD and NVIDIA provide OpenCL SDKs. Apple laptops with X-code include OpenCL by default. Be sure to configure X-code to use the command line interface).
The International Workshop on OpenCL (IWOCL) is an annual meeting of OpenCL users, researchers, developers and suppliers to share OpenCL best practise, and to promote the evolution and advancement of the Khronos OpenCL standard.
Join this Webinar with host Martyn Day from Develop3D, Scott Hamilton, Vertical Market Strategist from Dell, and Jon Clark, Senior Application Engineer from AMD, as they discuss the latest trends in product development, new CAD application features and how to ensure you have the optimal workstation to maximize your productivity and workflow performance.
This Webinar a must for anyone currently using or planning to upgrade to PTC Creo 3.0 or SolidWorks 2015.
New features in Creo 3.0
Learn how transparent objects in SolidWorks- 2015 can help you model faster
How to select or optimize your workstation to take advantage of new application features
How to select the optimal graphics card for your unique product development applications
AMD FirePro and SAPPHIRE are at Hannover Messe, a huge Industrial manufacturing show where display walls and CAD visualization and analysis software play a significant role for process overviews and interactive collaboration
Smart VR Wall drive by two FirePro W9100s - 12K laser projection Smart VR Wall only 6m thick, running Autodesk VRED software
Several pics of the AMD FirePro booth #SL9324 at NAB 2015 before the show opening.
If the pics aren’t enough to bring you to booth #SL9324, then come by to be entered for a chance to WIN an AMD FirePro graphics card or one of today’s hottest gaming consoles with AMD technology inside.
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