AMD powers the world’s most powerful supercomputer

Advanced Micro Devices states that its Epyc processors power the world’s most powerful supercomputers.

The Santa Clara, California-based chipmaker also said its Epyc processors are five of the world’s top 10 most powerful supercomputers and eight of the most efficient supercomputers, according to the latest Top 500 Supercomputers and Green 500 lists. AMD has 94 systems in the top 500 list. The fastest system is made by HPE.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) Frontier System submits its first score to the Top 500
1.1 List of exaflops, making it the world’s fastest supercomputer and the first to break the exaflop barrier, AMD said. This score is twice the number of scores. 2 systems and more than the sum of the next eight systems on the latest Top500 list.

In addition, the Frontier Test and Development System (TDS) topped the Green 500 list, delivering 62.68 gigaflops / watts of power-efficiency from a cabinet of 3G Gen AMD Epyc processors and AMD Instinct MI250x accelerator. Frontier’s mixed-precision computing performance was clocked at 6.86 exoflops, as measured by the High-Performance Linpack-Accelerator Introspection, or HPL-AI, test.

The next steps for Frontier include continuous testing and validation of the system, which remains on track for final acceptance and early science access later in 2022 and is open to full science in early 2023.

Among other AMD Epyc and AMD Instinct MI200 systems, CSC’s LUMI supercomputer ranks third in the top 500 list with 152 petaflops performance and third in the green 500 list with 51.6 gigaflops / watts.
Power-efficiency, and the Adastra system at GENCI-CINES ranks tenth and fourth on the list of top 500.
Green 500 list. These systems continue to highlight performance and efficiency capabilities
AMD Instant Accelerators at node, cabinet and system level.

In addition, the Top500 and Green500 lists show the fastest growing choice for AMD solutions across the HPC industry. In the top 500 list, AMD products power a total of 94 systems, an increase of 95% year-over-year, and AMD Instinct MI200 accelerators made their first entry into the top 500 list with seven systems.

“We are excited that AMD Epyc processors and AMD Instinct accelerators power the world’s fastest,
The first supercomputer to break the most energy-efficient, and double-precision Exaflop barrier, “said Forrest Norode, senior vice president of Datacenter Solutions Group at AMD, in a statement. The AMD EPYC processors and the AMD Instinct Accelerators continue to push the envelope into high-performance computing, providing the tools needed to advance scientific discoveries and break the supercomputer’s access scale. “

The performance numbers provided by this single generation of AMD Instinct based systems on the Top 500 list are approximately equal to the combined flops of the remaining 161 accelerated systems on the Top500.
In the Green 500 list, AMD EPYC processors and AMD Instinct accelerators now power the world’s four most efficient supercomputers. In addition, AMD products are in eight of the top ten and 17th
Top 20 most efficient.

“Frontier Supercomputers, powered by AMD and HPE, are a huge step forward for both.
For the science and HPC industry, “said Bronson Messer, Director of Science at Oak Ridge Leadership.
Computing facility, in a statement. “Our collaboration with AMD has been important in ensuring that we deploy the world’s leading platform for computational science. Frontier supercomputers tap into the combined performance of advanced AMD CPUs and AMD Instinct accelerators, with the advanced AMD ROCm 5 open software platform, required to conduct performance modifiers scientifically.
Research for the good of all mankind. “

AMD is advancing in high-performance computing in key research areas, including manufacturing, life sciences, financial services, climate research and more. AMD Epyc processors now power the latest supercomputers from Thailand’s National Science and Technology Development Agency, providing computing horsepower to further research into medicine, energy sources, weather forecasting and more. In addition, the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) recently announced Ascend, a new HPC cluster consisting of Dell Technologies PowerAge servers powered by AMD Epyc processors.

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