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  • With new AMD CDNA™ 2 architecture, AMD Instinct MI200 series accelerators deliver ground-breaking 4.9x advantage in HPC performance1 compared to competing data center accelerators, expediting science and discovery

  • MI200 series accelerators are first multi-die GPU, first to support 128GB of HBM2e memory, and deliver a substantial boost for applications critical to the foundation of science

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – 11/08/2021 – AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) today announced the new AMD Instinct™ MI200 series accelerators, the first exascale-class GPU accelerators. AMD Instinct MI200 series accelerators includes the world’s fastest high performance computing (HPC) and artificial intelligence (AI) accelerator,1 the AMD Instinct™ MI250X.

Built on AMD CDNA™ 2 architecture, AMD Instinct MI200 series accelerators deliver leading application performance for a broad set of HPC workloads.2 The AMD Instinct MI250X accelerator provides up to 4.9X better performance than competitive accelerators for double precision (FP64) HPC applications and surpasses 380 teraflops of peak theoretical half-precision (FP16) for AI workloads to enable disruptive approaches in further accelerating data-driven research.1

“AMD Instinct MI200 accelerators deliver leadership HPC and AI performance, helping scientists make generational leaps in research that can dramatically shorten the time between initial hypothesis and discovery,” said Forrest Norrod, senior vice president and general manager, Data Center and Embedded Solutions Business Group, AMD. “With key innovations in architecture, packaging and system design, the AMD Instinct MI200 series accelerators are the most advanced data center GPUs ever, providing exceptional performance for supercomputers and data centers to solve the world’s most complex problems.”

Exascale With AMD

AMD, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and HPE, designed the Frontier supercomputer expected to deliver more than 1.5 exaflops of peak computing power. Powered by optimized 3rd Gen AMD EPYC™ CPUs and AMD Instinct MI250X accelerators, Frontier will push the boundaries of scientific discovery by dramatically enhancing performance of AI, analytics, and simulation at scale, helping scientists to pack in more calculations, identify new patterns in data, and develop innovative data analysis methods to accelerate the pace of scientific discovery.

“The Frontier supercomputer is the culmination of a strong collaboration between AMD, HPE and the U.S. Department of Energy, to provide an exascale-capable system that pushes the boundaries of scientific discovery by dramatically enhancing performance of artificial intelligence, analytics, and simulation at scale,” said Thomas Zacharia, director, Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Powering The Future of HPC

The AMD Instinct MI200 series accelerators, combined with 3rd Gen AMD EPYC CPUs and the ROCm™ 5.0 open software platform, are designed to propel new discoveries for the exascale era and tackle our most pressing challenges from climate change to vaccine research.

Key capabilities and features of the AMD Instinct MI200 series accelerators include:

  • AMD CDNA™ 2 architecture – 2nd Gen Matrix Cores accelerating FP64 and FP32 matrix operations, delivering up to 4X the peak theoretical FP64 performance vs. AMD previous gen GPUs.1,3,4
  • Leadership Packaging Technology – Industry-first multi-die GPU design with 2.5D Elevated Fanout Bridge (EFB) technology delivers 1.8X more cores and 2.7X higher memory bandwidth vs. AMD previous gen GPUs, offering the industry’s best aggregate peak theoretical memory bandwidth at 3.2 terabytes per second.4,5,6
  • 3rd Gen AMD Infinity Fabric™ technology – Up to 8 Infinity Fabric links connect the AMD Instinct MI200 with 3rd Gen EPYC CPUs and other GPUs in the node to enable unified CPU/GPU memory coherency and maximize system throughput, allowing for an easier on-ramp for CPU codes to tap the power of accelerators.

Software for Enabling Exascale Science

AMD ROCm™ is an open software platform allowing researchers to tap the power of AMD Instinct™ accelerators to drive scientific discoveries. The ROCm platform is built on the foundation of open portability, supporting environments across multiple accelerator vendors and architectures. With ROCm 5.0, AMD extends its open platform powering top HPC and AI applications with AMD Instinct MI200 series accelerators, increasing accessibility of ROCm for developers and delivering leadership performance across key workloads.

Through the AMD Infinity Hub, researchers, data scientists and end-users can easily find, download and install containerized HPC apps and ML frameworks that are optimized and supported on AMD Instinct accelerators and ROCm. The hub currently offers a range of containers supporting either Radeon Instinct™ MI50, AMD Instinct™ MI100 or AMD Instinct MI200 accelerators including several applications like Chroma, CP2k, LAMMPS, NAMD, OpenMM and more, along with popular ML frameworks TensorFlow and PyTorch. New containers are continually being added to the hub.

Available Server Solutions

The AMD Instinct MI250X and AMD Instinct MI250 are available in the open-hardware compute accelerator module or OCP Accelerator Module (OAM) form factor. The AMD Instinct MI210 will be available in a PCIe® card form factor in OEM servers.

The AMD Instinct MI250X accelerator is currently available from HPE in the HPE Cray EX Supercomputer, and additional AMD Instinct MI200 series accelerators are expected in systems from major OEM and ODM partners in enterprise markets in Q1 2022, including ASUS, ATOS, Dell Technologies, Gigabyte, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), Lenovo, Penguin Computing, and Supermicro.

MI200 Series Specifications

Models Compute Units Stream Processors FP64 | FP32 Vector (Peak) FP64 | FP32 Matrix (Peak) FP16 | bf16

(Peak)

INT4 | INT8

(Peak)

HBM2e
ECC
Memory
Memory Bandwidth Form Factor
AMD Instinct™ MI250x 220 14,080 Up to 47.9 TF Up to 95.7 TF Up to 383.0 TF Up to 383.0 TOPS 128GB 3.2 TB/sec OCP Accelerator Module
AMD Instinct™ MI250 208 13,312 Up to 45.3 TF Up to 90.5 TF Up to 362.1 TF Up to 362.1 TOPS 128GB 3.2 TB/sec OCP Accelerator Module

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Footnotes

Additional benchmark data is available on AMD.com

  1. World’s fastest data center GPU is the AMD Instinct™ MI250X. Calculations conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of Sep 15, 2021, for the AMD Instinct™ MI250X (128GB HBM2e OAM module) accelerator at 1,700 MHz peak boost engine clock resulted in 95.7 TFLOPS peak theoretical double precision (FP64 Matrix), 47.9 TFLOPS peak theoretical double precision (FP64), 95.7 TFLOPS peak theoretical single precision matrix (FP32 Matrix), 47.9 TFLOPS peak theoretical single precision (FP32), 383.0 TFLOPS peak theoretical half precision (FP16), and  383.0 TFLOPS peak theoretical Bfloat16 format precision (BF16) floating-point performance. Calculations conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of Sep 18, 2020 for the AMD Instinct™ MI100 (32GB HBM2 PCIe® card) accelerator at 1,502 MHz peak boost engine clock resulted in 11.54 TFLOPS peak theoretical double precision (FP64), 46.1 TFLOPS peak theoretical single precision matrix (FP32), 23.1 TFLOPS  peak theoretical single precision (FP32), 184.6 TFLOPS peak theoretical half precision (FP16) floating-point performance. Published results on the NVidia Ampere A100 (80GB) GPU accelerator, boost engine clock of 1410 MHz, resulted in 19.5 TFLOPS peak double precision tensor cores (FP64 Tensor Core), 9.7 TFLOPS peak double precision (FP64). 19.5 TFLOPS peak single precision (FP32), 78 TFLOPS peak half precision (FP16), 312 TFLOPS peak half precision (FP16 Tensor Flow), 39 TFLOPS peak Bfloat 16 (BF16), 312 TFLOPS peak Bfloat16 format precision (BF16 Tensor Flow), theoretical floating-point performance.  The TF32 data format is not IEEE compliant and not included in this comparison. https://www.nvidia.com/content/dam/en-zz/Solutions/Data-Center/nvidia-ampere-architecture-whitepaper.pdf, page 15, Table 1. MI200-01
  2. AMD Instinct MI250X accelerator application and benchmark performance can be found at https://www.amd.com/en/graphics/server-accelerators-benchmarks.
  3. Calculations conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of Sep 15, 2021, for the AMD Instinct™ MI250X accelerator (128GB HBM2e OAM module) at 1,700 MHz peak boost engine clock resulted in 95.7 TFLOPS peak double precision matrix (FP64 Matrix) theoretical, floating-point performance.Published results on the NVidia Ampere A100 (80GB) GPU accelerator resulted in 19.5 TFLOPS peak double precision (FP64 Tensor Core) theoretical, floating-point performance.Results found at:https://www.nvidia.com/content/dam/en-zz/Solutions/Data-Center/nvidia-ampere-architecture-whitepaper.pdf, page 15, Table 1.MI200-02
  4. Calculations conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of Sep 21, 2021, for the AMD Instinct™ MI250X and MI250 (128GB HBM2e) OAM accelerators designed with AMD CDNA™ 2 6nm FinFet process technology at 1,600 MHz peak memory clock resulted in 128GB HBM2e memory capacity and 3.2768 TFLOPS peak theoretical memory bandwidth performance. MI250/MI250X memory bus interface is 4,096 bits times 2 die and memory data rate is 3.20 Gbps for total memory bandwidth of 3.2768 TB/s ((3.20 Gbps*(4,096 bits*2))/8).The highest published results on the NVidia Ampere A100 (80GB) SXM GPU accelerator resulted in 80GB HBM2e memory capaicity and 2.039 TB/s GPU memory bandwidth performance.https://www.nvidia.com/content/dam/en-zz/Solutions/Data-Center/a100/pdf/nvidia-a100-datasheet-us-nvidia-1758950-r4-web.pdfMI200-07
  5. The AMD Instinct™ MI250X accelerator has 220 compute units (CUs) and 14,080 stream cores. The AMD Instinct™ MI100 accelerator has 120 compute units (CUs) and 7,680 stream cores. MI200-027
  6. Calculations conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of Sep 21, 2021, for the AMD Instinct™ MI250X and MI250 (128GB HBM2e) OAM accelerators designed with AMD CDNA™ 2 6nm FinFet process technology at 1,600 MHz peak memory clock resulted in 3.2768 TFLOPS peak theoretical memory bandwidth performance. MI250/MI250X memory bus interface is 4,096 bits times 2 die and memory data rate is 3.20 Gbps for total memory bandwidth of 3.2768 TB/s ((3.20 Gbps*(4,096 bits*2))/8). Calculations by AMD Performance Labs as of OCT 5th, 2020 for the AMD Instinct™ MI100 accelerator designed with AMD CDNA 7nm FinFET process technology at 1,200 MHz peak memory clock resulted in 1.2288 TFLOPS peak theoretical memory bandwidth performance. MI100 memory bus interface is 4,096 bits and memory data rate is 2.40 Gbps for total memory bandwidth of 1.2288 TB/s ((2.40 Gbps*4,096 bits)/8) MI200-33

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