AMD Fusion: An Accelerator for High Performance Computing

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted December 7, 2011


Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) is offering up its Fusion architecture for consideration in high performance computing (HPC) enviornments. As reported on EE Times, some vendors are already taking the bait and choosing AMD Fusion While Intel and Nvidia engage in a war of words over which architecture is best.


 

"APUs are something of a hybrid between CPUs and GPUs, combining multi-core x86 processing, memory controllers, a massively parallel and a PCI-E interface, all on one piece of silicon.

"With the CPU and GPU fused together into one core sharing a common memory controller, said Pokorny, APUs mean applications need not be limited to the two, four or six gigabytes of memory on a GPU card, instead being able to access all host memory. On the Sandia system, this means applications have access to some 16GBs of RAM."

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