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Tyan debuts AMD FireStream compatible GPGPU server motherboards

Posted on Tuesday, November 16 2010 @ 14:59:36 CET by

Tyan introduced new AMD FireStream compatible GPGPU server mainboards:
TYAN, an industry-leading server platform manufacturer, and a subsidiary of MiTAC International Corp., today announced four server platforms that are fully compatible with AMD FireStream™ GPU compute accelerators.

The AMD FireStream™ GPU compute accelerators are general purpose graphics processing units that deliver exceptional floating point processing capabilities, and are used widely in HPC, cloud and enterprise-scale applications, helping reduce cycle times with up to 2.64 TFLOPs of single precision performance.

“TYAN offers an outstanding selection of platforms that are designed to take full advantage of AMD FireStream GPU compute accelerators,” said Patricia Harrell, director, Stream Computing, AMD (NYSE: AMD). “AMD’s work with TYAN is helping usher in a new generation of exciting form factors and computing capabilities, in large part due to the exceptional performance capabilities of AMD’s graphics technology.”

These four TYAN platforms were designed specifically for GPU computing, and support solutions that range from one AMD FireStream compute accelerator in a 1U server up to eight compute accelerators in a 4U platform. These platforms feature double-wide PCIe 2.0 x16 slots, and meet the special mechanical requirements as well as the power and airflow needs to support AMD FireStream 9170, 9250, 9270, 9350 and 9370 GPU compute accelerators.

B7015 8-GPU 4U platform
S7025 4-GPU 4U platform
S8225 4-GPU 4U platform supports dual AMD Opteron™ 4100 series processors
S8236 Up to 2-GPU rack optimized 2U platform supports dual AMD Opteron 6100 series processors

Kevin Hart, TYAN’s director of product marketing, noted that “these GPGPU platforms, armed with AMD FireStream GPU compute accelerators, deliver shocking floating point performance that is exponentially faster than x86 CPUs in some applications.”

All of these AMD FireStream-compatible server platforms are available worldwide now through TYAN’s authorized distributors. OEM pricing is available upon request. See these models and all TYAN’s latest server boards on display in TYAN’s booth at the Supercomputing 2010 convention in New Orleans, November 15-18.



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