AMD Introduces GPU Accelerator for Big Data Applications

AMD Unveils FirePro S10000 12GB Edition GPU Accelerator

by Anton Shilov
11/14/2013 | 10:28 PM

Advanced Micro Devices on Thursday announced the new AMD FirePro S10000 12GB Edition graphics card, designed for big data high-performance computing (HPC) workloads for single precision and double precision performance. The new accelerator is the first in the industry to come with 12GB of onboard memory. The novelty will only hit the market in Spring.

 

“Our compute application customers asked for a solution that offers increased memory to support larger data sets as they create new products and services. In response, we are announcing the AMD FirePro S10000 12GB Edition graphics card to meet that additional memory demand with support for OpenCL and high-end compute and graphics technologies," said David Cummings, senior director and general manager of professional graphics at AMD.  

AMD FirePro S10000 12GB server graphics card is based on two Tahiti graphics processing units with 12GB of GDDR5 memory with ECC and delivers up to 5.91 TFLOPS of peak single-precision and 1.48 TFLOPS of double-precision floating-point performance. The board features ECC memory and DirectGMA support allowing developers working with large models and assemblies to take advantage of the massively parallel processing capabilities of AMD GPUs based on the latest AMD Graphics core next (GCN) architecture.

The AMD FirePro S10000 12GB Edition graphics card is a compelling solution for a variety of scenarios and markets, including finance, oil and gas, computer aided engineering, genetic sequencing, computational fluid dynamics, structural mechanics, numeral analytics, reservoir simulation, seismic processing, molecular dynamics, satellite imaging, explicit crash test simulation and so on.

“Our customers are always eager for additional memory, so the introduction of the AMD FirePro S10000 12GB Edition graphics card means key applications will finally be able to take advantage of the graphics compute capabilities. As a leading provider of software and solutions for the HPC community, CAPS recognizes that this is a great opportunity for customers to reduce the potential for the bottleneck of data transfer, thus improving overall application performance. CAPS is a long-time AMD supporter so we're pleased that CAPS Fortran and C compilers for OpenCL can immediately make full use of the 12GB memory offered in this new AMD FirePro solution," said Laurent Bertaux, chief executive officer of CAPS.  

The AMD FirePro S10000 with 6GB of memory is currently available for purchase while the AMD FirePro S10000 12GB Edition graphics card is slated for availability in Spring 2014.

"AMD is an industry innovator by responding to our customers' needs with cutting edge technology. The AMD FirePro S10000 12GB card will be a welcome addition to the market and to our customers," said Nicolas Duny, vice president of research and development Dassault Systèmes.