The chip developer is a member of Inventec in order to demonstrate the great potential of its new products for the world of powerful servers and processing
It's no secret that the new hardware products on the market allow us to achieve unprecedented performance on a smaller scale, and with lower power consumption - but the new applications we encounter thanks to the latest technologies never cease to surprise us, and this has happened once again thanks toAMD And theEPYC New ones.
Collaboration of the cores developer together with the manufacture of the Taiwan Inventec, a company סמסונג And the Israeli company Mellanox led to the creation of Project 47, which is a very compact way to reach PetaFLOPS - a quadrillion (or million billion) of floating point calculations each year, based on one and only full-height server cabinet.
how does it happen? 20 2U cities consisting of the single and most advanced EPYC 7601 processor in this family, with 32 physical processing cores and 64 logical cores (as well as a very large number of PCI Express chips to distribute to additional products on the motherboard) Radeon Instinct MI25 based on the Vega core, and 512 gigabytes of memory DDR4 From home סמסונג. Connecting each unit to another with Gnomex 100 Gigabits per second from Mellanox gives the giant numbers that put Project 47 directly into the world of supercomputers, with a variety of applications in artificial intelligence and smart image processing.
Project 47 is capable of delivering 32-bit standard precision PetaFLOPS, as well as 2PetaFLOPS of 16-bit maximum performance which is widely used in the world of computational learning and neural networks - when if not enoughAMD They claim that their array is also 'green' and very efficient, with the ability to provide a performance of about 30 billion floating point calculations for every watt of energy invested in the system, which is undoubtedly at the top of the supercomputers field (even if the measurements are made there Traditionally exactly 64 bit double, so the comparison is not direct).
Project 47 sets will be available to interested parties in the last quarter of 2017, and we have no choice but to wait and see if anyone decides to put several dozen such units together - and create one of the most powerful supercomputers in the entire world.