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    Phoronix: AMD FirePro S9170 Rolls Out With 32GB Of GDDR5 Memory

    AMD announced the FirePro S9170 this morning as the first server graphics card with 32GB of memory for high performance compute...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...-FirePro-S9170

  • #2
    Too many questions...
    1. How much does it cost?
    2. Is it possible to do anything OpenCL 2.0 under FreeBSD, let alone use this card?
    3. What does "double precision" mean in their marketing material?
    4. Why would I want this over a Xeon Phi?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by bpetty View Post
      Too many questions...
      1. How much does it cost?
      2. Is it possible to do anything OpenCL 2.0 under FreeBSD, let alone use this card?
      3. What does "double precision" mean in their marketing material?
      4. Why would I want this over a Xeon Phi?
      Im assuming it means double precision floating point

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      • #4
        Originally posted by bpetty View Post
        Too many questions...
        1. How much does it cost?
        2. Is it possible to do anything OpenCL 2.0 under FreeBSD, let alone use this card?
        3. What does "double precision" mean in their marketing material?
        4. Why would I want this over a Xeon Phi?


        price would be over US$2000
        so far and AFAIK, no OpenCL/CUDA/GPGPU under FreeBSD which is a real pitty
        double precision means as Ericg said double precision float (FP64) which is needed for any computation
        Xeon Phi is base on a simple implementation of x86 but unlike Intel's claims you will also need some code tuning in order to take advantage of the Phi's arch. So besides some "x86" features that may lead to some easier port in some specific cases, there is, so far, no real advantage of Phi over GPGPU, except that it's really hard to get access to a Phi device unless you pay a lot or have access to HPC facilities as opposed to GPU which can be bought in any store and so you can learn, practice, develop before porting your application to heavier device such as FirePro or Tesla cards.


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        • #5
          Originally posted by adakite View Post
          price would be over US$2000
          It should maybe easely be around $4000 as previous 16GB S9150 is at $3000... don't think price is a problem who needs those, here 640 x S9150 cards paired


          Last edited by dungeon; 07-08-2015, 07:36 PM.

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