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AMD Radeon Instinct MI100 Acturus teased, NVIDIA Ampere destroyer?!

AMD Radeon Instinct MI100 accelerator teased, would stomp all over NVIDIA's new Ampere-based A100 accelerator in FP32 compute perf.

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Anthony Garreffa
Published Fri, Jul 31 2020 10:19 PM CDT   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

A huge leak on AMD's purported Radeon Instinct MI100 acclerator teases that AMD could be serious about not just contending against NVIDIA in the 4K gaming market with a new Radeon to combat the new GeForce RTX cards coming -- but also in the pro market, too.

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AdoredTV is reporting from some leaked slides that slid into their inbox that AMD's upcoming Radeon Instinct MI100 accelerator is quite the beast. It is being teased in the slides in a dual socket AMD EPYC Rome/Milan system with 8 x MI100 PCIe-based accelerators.

In this system, we'd be looking at 256GB of HBM2 memory with 9.8TB/sec (yes, that's terabytes per second) of bandwidth and an insane 272 TFLOPs of FP32 compute performance using just 3kW of power.

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Even in a dual-socket AMD EPYC Rome/Milan server and 4 x MI100 PCIe-based accelerators, we're looking at 128GB of HBM memory on offer with 4.9TB/sec of bandwidth. We see a drop down to 136 TFLOPs here as well.

We are looking at the purported AMD Radeon Instinct MI100 accelerator being around 13% faster in FP32 compute performance over NVIDIA's new Ampere A100 accelerator. The performance to value ratio is much better, with the MI100 being 2.4x better value over a V100S setup, and 50% better value over Ampere A100.

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You can see in the leaked slides that AMD is aiming the purported Radeon Instinct MI100 accelerator and its machine learning muscle into HPC simulation modelling and inferencing workloads. This will include oil and gas markets, academia, HPC, AI, and data analytics.

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Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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