Thursday November 13, 2014

AMD FirePro GPUs Enable GSI Research Facility’s Heavy Ion Studies

AMD leadership in heterogeneous high performance computing (HPC) is delivering more than 3 petaFLOPS of AMD FireProآ™ S9150 server GPU performance for the GSI Helmholtzzentrum fأ¼r Schwerionenforschung GmbH in support of physics research related to heavy ion studies. Each of the 160 ASUS ESC4000 G2S nodes of the new L-CSC cluster include four AMD FirePro S9150 server GPUs, for a total GPU peak of 3.25 petaFLOPS single precision and 1.62 petaFLOPS double precision performance. The cluster is enabling Lattice Quantum Chromo Dynamics (Lattice QCD) computational research using one of the fastest OpenCLآ™ implementations for research applications in the world. Lattice QCD calculations are applicable to a range of studies in high energy and heavy ion physics.