3/4/20 AMD Wins El Capitan!

DOE has decided to use AMD's Epyc and Radeon Instinct for its El Capitan supercomputer at the Lawrence Livermore National Lab! To review, DOE, under the CORAL-2 Procurement, was to acquire three exascale supercomputers. Aurora (1 exaflops) was awarded to Intel for Argonne National Lab, detailed here. Frontier (1.5 exaflops) was award to HPE/Cray, using… Continue reading 3/4/20 AMD Wins El Capitan!

5/28/19 Epyc 4 is Genoa! AMD 26.44 to 29.05

https://www.anandtech.com/show/14419/amd-confirms-zen-4-epyc-codename-and-elaborates-frontier-cpu Epyc 4 is Genoa. Frontier will use special chip rumored to have 15 chiplets, with GPU chiplets added to the CPU and I/O dies. This can then be sold to the general market as well. AMD is advancing rapidly with their architecture! https://www.pcgamesn.com/amd/navi-rx-5000-gpu-release-date-performance https://www.pcgamesn.com/amd/ryzen-3000-cpu-overclocking https://www.pcgamesn.com/amd/navi-availability-factory-overclocked-graphics-cards-coolers Rumors are starting to appear on Navi and Ryzen… Continue reading 5/28/19 Epyc 4 is Genoa! AMD 26.44 to 29.05

5/7/19 AMD + Cray win Exascale Supercomputer Project! AMD 27.42 to 26.66

https://www.nextplatform.com/2019/05/07/cray-amd-tag-team-on-1-5-exaflops-frontier-supercomputer/ This is a big win! Previously AMD had joined with Cray to build a pre-exascale supercomputer named Perlmutter with funding from DOE. Perlmutter will use AMD's Epyc 3 (Milan) CPU and Nvidia's next gen GPU in 2020. It was to prepare for an eventual exascale supercomputer. Fast forward to today, amazingly, DOE is now… Continue reading 5/7/19 AMD + Cray win Exascale Supercomputer Project! AMD 27.42 to 26.66