AMD has announced the new AMD FirePro S10000 12GB Edition graphics cards specifically designed for big data high-performance computing (HPC) workloads for single- and double-precision performance.
With support for PCI-Express 3.0 as well as OpenCL compute programming language optimizations, the new AMD FirePro S10000 12GB Edition GPU packs 12GB of ECC memory as well as DirectGMA support which will allow developers to work with large models and assemblies and take advantage of massive parallel processing capabilities of AMD GPUs and AMD's Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture.
The AMD Firepro S1000 is a dual-GPU FirePro graphics card based on two Tahiti GPUs clocked at 825MHz and paired up 6GB of memory per GPU. Clocked at 5.0GHz, 12GB of GDDR5 memory is paired up with a dual 384-bit memory interface. The single precision compute performance is set at just a tad below 6 TFLOPS, or 5.91 TFLOPS to be precise, while double precision compute performance at 1.48 TFLOPS.
AMD made the FirePro S10000 12GB Edition as a solution for variety of scenarios including, compute/visualization server solution in finance, oil exploration, aeronautics and automotive, design and engineering, geophysics, life sciences, medicine and defense, double precision solution in genetic sequencing, computational fluid dynamics, structural mechanics, numeral analytics, reservoir simulation, automated reasoning and weather forecasting, single precision solution in seismic processing, molecular dynamics, satellite imaging, explicit crash test simulation, video enhancement, signal processing, video transcoding, digital rendering and medical imaging or as a ultra high-end workstation that requires GPU compute and 3D graphics performance in oil and gas, computer aided engineering.
AMD released the 6GB version of the AMD FirePro S10000 last year while the AMD FirePro S10000 12GB Edition is scheduled to be available in Spring 2014.