AMD inputted a lot of strategic investments in heterogeneous system architecture (HSA). The most logical step forward is building a suite of tools designed to ease development of high-performance, energy efficient heterogeneous computing systems. This is what the “Boltzmann Initiative” is all about it seems. The “Boltzmann Initiative” leverages HSA’s ability to harness both central processing units (CPU) and AMD FirePro™ graphics processing units (GPU) for maximum compute efficiency through software. The first results of the initiative are featured this week at SC15 and include the Heterogeneous Compute Compiler (HCC); a headless Linux® driver and HSA runtime infrastructure for cluster-class, High Performance Computing (HPC); and the Heterogeneous-compute Interface for
Earlier this week, AMD announced that the new Dell Precision 3510, 7510, and 7710 mobile workstations will be powered by AMD FirePro mobile GPUs, allowing for outstanding application performance. This comes as outstanding news for mobile workstation users. Most prominently, the ones in the Media and Entertainment field. These users will mostly benefit from the AMD FirePro W7170M GPU with outstanding graphics performance in the Dell Precision 7710 mobile workstation matched with almost 3 TFLOPS of single-precision GPU compute power for GPU-accelerated applications and workflows. For engineering and design professionals, Dell Precision mobile workstations with AMD FirePro W7170M, AMD FirePro W5170M, and AMD FirePro W5130M
AMD-powered L-CSC cluster is the world’s most efficient.
Today was an interesting day in AMDland, first the company announced their latest GPU, the FirePro W8100 and then later in the day they announced a program where you could buy any of their latest GPUs for a whopping 50% as long as its the first one, every subsequent one will be full price. But first, you have to go through an ‘approval process’. Now, let’s get back to the new GPU AMD just announced, what is it exactly? Well, the FirePro W8100 is part of AMD’s professional line of graphics cards branded as FirePro. So, looking at the rough specs we can see that the