[Beowulf] AMD cards with integrated SSD slots

Scott Atchley e.scott.atchley at gmail.com
Wed Jul 27 17:31:30 PDT 2016

None have AMD CPUs? Number three Titan has AMD Interlagos CPUs and NVIDIA

Given that the Fiji can access HBM at 512 GB/s, accessing NVM at 4 GB/s
will feel rather slow albeit much better than 1-2 GB/s connected to the
motherboard's PCIe.

On Wed, Jul 27, 2016 at 5:53 PM, Brian Oborn <linuxpunk at gmail.com> wrote:

> I noticed that AMD is coming out with a new line of Pro cards that have
> two PCIe 3.0 M.2 slots for caching 1TB of content on the card.
> http://www.anandtech.com/show/10518/amd-announces-radeon-pro-ssg-fiji-with-m2-ssds-onboard
> I'm wondering what the list's thoughts are on the following questions:
> 1) Is AMD relevant in HPC anymore? In the Top500 list I only found two
> older systems that had AMD video cards and none that had AMD CPUs. Does
> anyone here run smaller newer AMD clusters?
> 2) Are there many workloads that would benefit from this type of cache? I
> think trying to juggle GPU RAM, system RAM, GPU storage, system storage,
> and inter-node networking might make this too difficult to scale beyond a
> single system?
> Thanks,
> Brian Oborn
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