AMD announced the AMD Instinct MI100 accelerator with ROCm 4.0 open ecosystem support and showcased a growing list of AMD EPYC CPU and AMD Instinct accelerator-based deployments during this year’s SC20 virtual tradeshow. AMD also remains on track to begin volume shipments of the 3rd Gen EPYC processors with the “Zen 3” core.
AMD also stated that the new AMD Instinct MI100 accelerator is the world’s fastest HPC GPU accelerator for scientific workloads. It is also capable of surpassing the 10 teraflops performance barrier. With the new AMD CDNA architecture, Instinct MI100 GPU enables a new class of accelerated systems for HPC and AI when paired with 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processors. Supported by new accelerated compute platforms, the MI100, with AMD EPYC CPUs and ROCm 4.0 software, is designed to propel new discoveries ahead of the exascale era. Forrest Norrod, SVP and GM, Data Center and Embedded Solutions Business Group, AMD, said,
“No two customers are the same in HPC, and AMD is providing a path to today’s most advanced technologies and capabilities that are critical to support their HPC work, from small clusters on-premise, to virtual machines in the cloud, all the way to exascale supercomputers. Combining AMD EPYC processors and Instinct accelerators with critical application software and development tools enables AMD to deliver leadership performance for HPC workloads.”