[Beowulf] AMD FirePro S10000 1.5 Tflop double precision

Vincent Diepeveen diep at xs4all.nl
Mon Nov 12 07:25:50 PST 2012

I stumbled upon this:


1.5 Tflop double precision card.

It quotes it has ECC, yet past few weeks AMD started announcing a lot  
of things.

Is it because they're nearly bankrupt (chapter 11) within a few  
months, or did they really produce
an entire new GPU line?

As just putting 2 gpu's from the 7900 series onto a card isn't gonna  
work easily with ECC,
i understood from hardware engineers that this requires total  
redesign of a chip, as you default would lose 90%
performance from the RAM otherwise.

Maybe the CRC that DDR5 has has been with some creative engineering  
renamed to ECC?

Anyone on this?

As the AMD forums this question was raised as well yet no answers  
from AMD engineers there...

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