Radeon HD 7970 GPUs cannibalizes professional FireStream Tesla
The recent event GPU Technology Conference (GTC) 2012 , which ended only yesterday (took place from 14 to 17 May), brought together many actors both new and experienced business and industry segment, many of whom were interviewed by Theo Valich, editor of VR-Zone and Bright Side of News.
The purpose of the interview was to collect the products which were focused on accelerated by gpu computing (GPGPU), which enjoyed greater popularity among companies category “C”, the answers were surprising, because the GPUs that are leading their preferences domestic GPUs : geforce GTX 280, Geforce GTX 480, Geforce GTX 580 and Radeon HD 7970 .
The great brute force of the AMD Radeon HD 7970 with 2048 cores (processors or shader ALUs) is a factor that many companies consider to be considered an option ahead of other solutions such as the Geforce GTX 680 (1536 ALUs) and even products Tesla C2075 or the new Tesla K10.
This means that many companies see it as an economical riding 5U rackmount servers with up to eight Radeon hd 7970 installed, but unfortunately say that amd still does not offer solutions based on GCN optimized for the small space rackmount servers 1U and 2U, where Nvidia has a wide variety of offers, and stands as the only option (AMD does not update its product line FireStream 9370 FireStream from “Cypress” launched in June 2010).
GPU accelerated computing (GPGPU) is rapidly becoming big business, and Nvidia has been able to get much more out of this new market that AMD, who see an urgent need to launch new FireStream based on GCN with at least 6GB ECC memory GDDR5.accelerated, amd, computing, FireStream, GCN, geforce, GPGPU, gpu, hd 7970, Next Core Graphics, Nvidia, OpenCL, Radeon, tahiti, Tesla