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    Phoronix: AMD EPYC + Radeon Instrinct To Power "Frontier" 1.5 Exaflop Supercomputer

    AMD and Cray announced today they won a contract to provide the US Department of Energy with the hardware to the "Frontier" supercomputer that is expected to go online in 2021 and deliver 1.5 exaflops of compute power...

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

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    Looking at the DoE's website, it seems they tend to throw tens of millions of dollars at things so although it's obvious AMD wouldn't get 100% of that funding, they're still obviously getting a pretty hefty sum. This kind of funding is what we need in order to see better products.

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    • #3
      Thumbs up. It's time we overthrow cuda and replace it with open, easily accessible ecosystem.

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      • #4
        This is really good! I can see lots improvements flowing in the short and long term future!

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        • #5
          Great news, public money should be used to stimulate free software solutions where possible, instead of vendor lock-in. Society at large will benefit from this deal, fostering competition in the GPGPU market. Using AMD CPUs is an obvious choice here, given the lead AMD will have with Rome architecture, based on computing power as well as bandwidth (RAM, and most important here, PCI-E lanes).

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          • #6
            As much as I prefer CUDA over OpenCL as a programmer that knows and has used both semi-professionally (as a university researcher), I still ideologically prefer OpenCL over CUDA and thus it's nice to see it gain at least some wins in a market so badly dominated by CUDA.
            "Why should I want to make anything up? Life's bad enough as it is without wanting to invent any more of it."

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            • #7
              What does the department of energy need a supercomputer for?

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              • #8
                What does the department of energy need a supercomputer for?
                Simulating nuclear reactions, simulating weather patterns for wind/solar development, etc.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Rayniac View Post
                  What does the department of energy need a supercomputer for?
                  The first response..Nuclear Bombs..after that there are some side note cases..

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                  • #10
                    what about
                    https://diit.cz/media-gallery/detail/79677/282777

                    Epyc Tech Day Second Session For Press And Analysts 2017 06 19 47

                    dealing GPUs for Epyc socket connected via Infinity fabric?

                    Is it this case?

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