DoE selects AMD to help drive next gen supercomputer hardware

Gideon

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I saw this bit of news and thought it was interesting.

http://www.****************************/2017/06/doe-selects-amd-to-help-drive-next.html

http://www.amd.com/en-us/press-releases/Pages/amd-selected-by-2017jun15.aspx


AMD today announced that it has been selected by the Department of Energy's Exascale Computing Project (ECP) to accelerate critical computing technology research for the development of the nation's first exascale supercomputers. The new three-year PathForward program provides funding for research and development to drive critical advances of next-generation supercomputing hardware technologies.

PathForward differs from previous exascale research efforts in that it puts even greater emphasis on co-design to foster innovation, encouraging close collaboration between AMD and other program participants. The PathForward program will address the four key technical challenges of exascale computing: parallelism, memory and storage, reliability, and energy consumption. AMD will work on CPU and GPU microarchitecture, memory systems, component integration, and high-speed interconnects. AMD's work for PathForward will emphasize an open, standards-based approach to heterogeneous computing to improve the performance, power-efficiency, and ease of use for exascale systems.
 

Gideon

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Wow didn't realize posting anything from Hypothermia was not ok. Main post from AMD came through tho.
 

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given the open source nature of what DoE's trying to do doesn't surprise me AMD would be selected after the huge improvements they've made with the Zen architecture.. should be a good move for AMD in the long run and throw more money into R&D.
 

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Not just AMD. AMD, Cray, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IBM, Intel, and Nvidia have all received grants.

Ahh well thanks for the further details, all I had at the time was the Hypothermia article and a link to the AMD news.
 
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