Two High Performance Computing Cards Announced by AMD and NVIDIA Respectively

Two High Performance Computing Cards Announced by AMD and NVIDIA Respectively

AMD has announced its 12GB FirePro S10000 graphics card that is meant for high performance computing (HPC) implementations. NVIDIA also has its own solution, in the form of the 12GB Tesla K40 graphics card.

The AMD FirePro S10000 12GB edition graphics card. (Image Source: AMD)

The AMD FirePro S10000 has 12GB of GDDR5 video memory, and it features the "latest Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture." The card is designed for heavy single and double precision performance, making it suitable for HPC requirements in industries like oil exploration, aeronautics and automotive, design and engineering, geophysics, life sciences, just to name a handful. According to AMD, the card is expected to be available by spring 2014.

In the wake of AMD's announcement, NVIDIA has launched its 12GB Tesla K40 graphics card. The card features a fully-unlocked GK110 graphics core. In the previous cards of Tesla K20X and K20, the GK110 core wasn't fully enabled.

The 12GB NVIDIA Tesla K40 graphics card. (Image Source: NVIDIA)

The new Tesla K40 boasts of 2880 CUDA cores, with 12GB of GDDR5 of video memory. At the same time, it also supports GPU Boost that actively monitors power headroom and uses any surplus to boost the graphics core in a controlled manner, for additional performance gains. In the earlier version of Tesla GPUs, this feature was disabled as it introduced GPU frequency jitter. Apparently, this issue has been resolved for the Tesla K40. Like its AMD counterpart, the Tesla K40 will find its niche in HPC implementations. For the official NVIDIA press release, please click this link.

(Source: AMD, NVIDIA)

All News Categories

News for Past 12 Months

Subscribe to HWZ Here!

Subscribe now to receive latest tech news, articles and promotions straight to your inbox!
By signing up, you indicate that you have read and agreed to the and .

Obsessed with technology?
Subscribe to the latest tech news as well as exciting promotions from us and our partners!
By subscribing, you indicate that you have read & understood the SPH's Privacy Policy and PDPA Statement.