Tuesday, September 02, 2014
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
webOS Is Still Alive With LuneOS ROM Release for Android, webOS Devices
AMD Launches AMD Radeon R9 285 Graphics, "Never Settle: Space Edition" Game Bundle
AMD Introduces New 8-core FX-series Processors
New Philips Hue Beyond Combines Functionality And Ambient Lighting for Home
LG and Samsung Add Swarovski Crystals on Their Products
Pioneer DDJ-WeGO3 Allows You To Mix Tracks from Spotify or iTunes
Apple's iCloud Could Have Allowed Celebrity Nude-Photo Leak
Google To Launch New Budget Phone In India
Active Discussions
help questions structure DVDR
Made video, won't play back easily
Questions durability monitor LCD
Questions fungus CD/DVD Media, Some expert engineer in optical media can help me?
CD, DVD and Blu-ray burning for Android in development
IBM supercharges Power servers with graphics chips
Werner Vogels: four cloud computing trends for 2014
Video editing software.
 Home > News > PC Parts > AMD Use...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Tuesday, November 14, 2006
AMD Uses Graphics Processor For High-performance Computing Applications


At the Supercomputing 2006 show on Thusday, AMD introduced the stream processor, the first dedicated processor designed to meet the specific hardware demands of high-performance computing (HPC) applications.

AMD's Stream Processor is based on the ATI radeon X1900 chip, already known as a gaming GPU. AMD said that it has engineered the chip specifically for compute-only systems such as workstations and servers. The AMD Stream Processor makes use of AMD?s new thin hardware interface called CTM (for Close to Metal) to drive performance gains in areas such as financial analysis, seismic migration analysis, and life sciences research, among others.

Stream computing leverages parallel processors generally used to calculate and render millions of pixels onto computer monitors, hundreds of times each second for 3D graphics applications. Stream computing uses that processing power for a wide range of scientific, business and consumer computing applications, providing organizations the ability to process incredible amounts of information in significantly less time. The AMD Stream Processor is the first hardware of its kind dedicated to addressing stream computing problems in the enterprise space.

The AMD Stream Processor is a PCI Express-based add-in board designed with higher memory densities than any consumer graphics card ? a full 1 GB of GDDR3 memory for stream computing applications. The processor also features HPC-optimized memory performance designed to best handle unique stream computing problem sets. The AMD Stream Processor also includes broad operating system support for server implementations; full-service, enterprise-class technical support; and a limited three-year warranty. The AMD Stream Processor is available now from distributors.

"AMD stream computing represents a bold, new direction for high performance computing," said Tom Barton, CEO of Rackable Systems. "By leveraging the AMD Stream Processor, Rackable Systems will be able to deliver a new class of stream servers in familiar form factors that maximize performance and reduce costs. We are excited by the prospects of using stream computing to create application-specific platforms that offer improved price/performance."

AMD also today announced that software developers can use a new thin hardware interface known as CTM (for "Close To Metal") to increase processing application performance by as much as eightfold more than traditional 3D application programming interfaces (APIs).

CTM gives developers access to the native instruction set and memory of the parallel computational elements in AMD Stream Processors.

CTM is available to developers to license today at no cost. For more information visit http://ati.amd.com/companyinfo/researcher/resources.html.


Previous
Next
NEC LCD Technologies Develops 3.5-Inch New System-on-Glass LCD Module        All News        Google Closes YouTube Deal
Lenovo Puts a New Spin on the ThinkPad Tablet PC     PC Parts News      Intel to Introduce More Core 2 Duo Processors Next Year

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
AMD Launches AMD Radeon R9 285 Graphics, "Never Settle: Space Edition" Game Bundle
AMD Introduces New 8-core FX-series Processors
AMD Announces Heterogeneous C++ AMP Language for Developers
New AMD R9 285 Radeon Graphics Card Unveiled
AMD Officially Releases The OCZ-rebranded, Radeon R7 SSDs
AMD, Nvidia, Refresh Their Professional Graphics Cards Lineups
AMD Releases The FirePro S9150 Server GPU for HPC
AMD Readies Radeon R7 SSDs
AMD Introduces New Kaveri APUs for System Builders
AMD Opteron 64-Bit ARM-Based Developer Kits Now Available
AMD Reports Second-quarter Loss
AMD Announces New A-Series APUs

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2014 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .