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!
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
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