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New AMD Instinct™ MI200 Series Accelerators Bring Leadership HPC and AI Performance to Power Exascale Systems and More
— With new AMD CDNA™ 2 architecture, AMD Instinct MI200 series accelerators deliver ground-breaking 4.9x advantage in HPC performance1 compared to competing data center accelerators, expediting science and discovery —
— MI200 series accelerators are first multi-die GPU, first to support 128GB of HBM2e memory, and deliver a substantial boost for applications critical to the foundation of science —
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 08, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) today announced the new AMD Instinct™ MI200 series accelerators, the first exascale-class GPU accelerators. AMD Instinct MI200 series accelerators includes the world’s fastest high performance computing (HPC) and artificial intelligence (AI) accelerator,1 the AMD Instinct™ MI250X.
Built on AMD CDNA™ 2 architecture, AMD Instinct MI200 series accelerators deliver leading application performance for a broad set of HPC workloads.2 The AMD Instinct MI250X accelerator provides up to 4.9X better performance than competitive accelerators for double precision (FP64) HPC applications and surpasses 380 teraflops of peak theoretical half-precision (FP16) for AI workloads to enable disruptive approaches in further accelerating data-driven research.1
“AMD Instinct MI200 accelerators deliver leadership HPC and AI performance, helping scientists make generational leaps in research that can dramatically shorten the time between initial hypothesis and discovery,” said Forrest Norrod, senior vice president and general manager, Data Center and Embedded Solutions Business Group, AMD. “With key innovations in architecture, packaging and system design, the AMD Instinct MI200 series accelerators are the most advanced data center GPUs ever, providing exceptional performance for supercomputers and data centers to solve the world’s most complex problems.”
Exascale With AMD
AMD, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and HPE, designed the Frontier supercomputer expected to deliver more than 1.5 exaflops of peak computing power. Powered by optimized 3rd Gen AMD EPYC™ CPUs and AMD Instinct MI250X accelerators, Frontier will push the boundaries of scientific discovery by dramatically enhancing performance of AI, analytics, and simulation at scale, helping scientists to pack in more calculations, identify new patterns in data, and develop innovative data analysis methods to accelerate the pace of scientific discovery.
“The Frontier supercomputer is the culmination of a strong collaboration between AMD, HPE and the U.S. Department of Energy, to provide an exascale-capable system that pushes the boundaries of scientific discovery by dramatically enhancing performance of artificial intelligence, analytics, and simulation at scale,” said Thomas Zacharia, director, Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Powering The Future of HPC
The AMD Instinct MI200 series accelerators, combined with 3rd Gen AMD EPYC CPUs and the ROCm™ 5.0 open software platform, are designed to propel new discoveries for the exascale era and tackle our most pressing challenges from climate change to vaccine research.
Key capabilities and features of the AMD Instinct MI200 series accelerators include:
- AMD CDNA™ 2 architecture – 2nd Gen Matrix Cores accelerating FP64 and FP32 matrix operations, delivering up to 4X the peak theoretical FP64 performance vs. AMD previous gen GPUs. 1,3,4
- Leadership Packaging Technology – Industry-first multi-die GPU design with 2.5D Elevated Fanout Bridge (EFB) technology delivers 1.8X more cores and 2.7X higher memory bandwidth vs. AMD previous gen GPUs, offering the industry’s best aggregate peak theoretical memory bandwidth at 3.2 terabytes per second. 4,5,6
- 3rd Gen AMD Infinity Fabric™ technology – Up to 8 Infinity Fabric links connect the AMD Instinct MI200 with 3rd Gen EPYC CPUs and other GPUs in the node to enable unified CPU/GPU memory coherency and maximize system throughput, allowing for an easier on-ramp for CPU codes to tap the power of accelerators.
Software for Enabling Exascale Science
AMD ROCm™ is an open software platform allowing researchers to tap the power of AMD Instinct™ accelerators to drive scientific discoveries. The ROCm platform is built on the foundation of open portability, supporting environments across multiple accelerator vendors and architectures. With ROCm 5.0, AMD extends its open platform powering top HPC and AI applications with AMD Instinct MI200 series accelerators, increasing accessibility of ROCm for developers and delivering leadership performance across key workloads.
Through the AMD Infinity Hub, researchers, data scientists and end-users can easily find, download and install containerized HPC apps and ML frameworks that are optimized and supported on AMD Instinct accelerators and ROCm. The hub currently offers a range of containers supporting either Radeon Instinct™ MI50, AMD Instinct™ MI100 or AMD Instinct MI200 accelerators including several applications like Chroma, CP2k, LAMMPS, NAMD, OpenMM and more, along with popular ML frameworks TensorFlow and PyTorch. New containers are continually being added to the hub.
Available Server Solutions
The AMD Instinct MI250X and AMD Instinct MI250 are available in the open-hardware compute accelerator module or OCP Accelerator Module (OAM) form factor. The AMD Instinct MI210 will be available in a PCIe® card form factor in OEM servers.
The AMD MI250X accelerator is currently available from HPE in the HPE Cray EX Supercomputer, and additional AMD Instinct MI200 series accelerators are expected in systems from major OEM and ODM partners in enterprise markets in Q1 2022, including ASUS, ATOS, Dell Technologies, Gigabyte, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), Lenovo, Penguin Computingand Supermicro.
MI200 Series Specifications
|RUMORED AMD Instinct Accelerators Specifications|
|VideoCardz||AMD Radeon Instinct MI60||AMD Instinct MI100||AMD Instinct MI250||AMD Instinct MI250X|
|Architecture||7nm GCN5 (GFX906)||7nm CDNA1 (GFX908)||6nm CDNA2 (GFX90A)||6nm CDNA2 (GFX90A)|
|GPU||Vega 20||Arcturus||Aldebaran (MCM)||Aldebaran (MCM)|
|GPU Clock Speed||1800 MHz||~1500 MHz||~1700 MHz||~1700 MHz|
|FP16 Compute||29.5 TFLOPS||185 TFLOPS||362 TFLOPS||383 TFLOPS|
|FP32 Compute||14.7 TFLOPS||23.1 TFLOPS||45.3 TFLOPS||47.9 TFLOPS|
|FP64 Compute||7.4 TFLOPS||11.5 TFLOPS||47.9 TFLOPS||47.9 TFLOPS|
|VRAM||32 GB HBM2||32 GB HBM2||128 GB HBM2E||128 GB HBM2E|
|Memory Clock||2.0 Gbps||2.4 Gbps||3.2 Gbps||3.2 Gbps|
|Memory Bandwidth||1 TB/s||1.23 TB/s||3.2 TB/s||3.2 TB/s|
|Form Factor||Dual Slot, Full Length||Dual Slot, Full Length||OAM||OAM|
|Cooling||Passive Cooling||Passive Cooling||Passive Cooling||Passive Cooling|
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