AMD Introduces Industry's Most Powerful Server Graphics Card

Mon Nov 12, 2012 12:01am EST

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  SUNNYVALE, CA, Nov 12 (Marketwire) -- 
AMD (NYSE: AMD) today launched the AMD FirePro(TM) S10000, the industry's
most powerful server graphics card, designed for high-performance
computing (HPC) workloads and graphics intensive applications. The AMD
FirePro S10000 is the first professional-grade card to exceed one
teraFLOPS (TFLOPS) of double-precision floating-point performance,
helping to ensure optimal efficiency for HPC calculations(1). It is also
the first ultra high-end card that brings an unprecedented 5.91 TFLOPS of
peak single-precision and 1.48 TFLOPS of double-precision floating-point
calculations(2).This performance ensures the fastest possible data
processing speeds for professionals working with large amounts of
information. In addition to HPC, the FirePro S10000 is also ideal for
virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and workstation graphics deployments.

    "The demands placed on servers by compute and graphics-intensive
workloads continues to grow exponentially as professionals work with
larger data sets to design and engineer new products and services," said
David Cummings, senior director and general manager, Professional
Graphics, AMD. "The AMD FireProS10000, equipped with our Graphics Core
Next Architecture, enables server graphics to play a dual role in
providing both compute and graphics horsepower simultaneously. This is
executed without compromising performance for users while helping reduce
the total cost of ownership for IT managers."

    Equipped with AMD next-generation Graphics Core Next Architecture, the
FirePro S10000 brings high performance computing and visualization to a
variety of disciplines such as finance, oil exploration, aeronautics,
automotive design and engineering, geophysics, life sciences, medicine
and defense. With dual GPUs at work, professionals can experience high
throughput, low latency transfers allowing for quick compute of complex
calculations requiring high accuracy.

    Responding to IT Manager Needs
 With two powerful GPUs in one dual-slot
card, the FirePro S10000 enables high GPU density in the data center for
VDI and helps increase overall processing performance. This makes it
ideal for IT managers considering GPUs to sustain compute and facilitate
graphics intensive workloads. Two on-board GPUs can help IT managers reap
significant cost savings, replacing the need to purchase two single
ultra-high-end graphics cards, and can help reduce total cost of
ownership (TCO) due to lower power and cooling expenses. 

    Key Features of AMD FirePro(TM) S10000 Server Graphics

--  Compute Performance: The AMD FirePro S10000 is the most powerful
    dual-GPU server graphics card ever created, delivering up to 1.3 times
    the single precision and up to 7.8 times peak double-precision
    floating-point performance of the competition's comparable dual-GPU
    product. It also boasts an unprecedented 1.48 TFLOPS of peak
    double-precision floating-point performance(3);
--  Increased Performance-Per-Watt: The AMD FirePro S10000 delivers the
    highest peak double-precision performance-per-watt -- 3.94 gigaFLOPS
    -- up to 4.7 times more than the competition's comparable dual-GPU
--  High Memory Bandwidth: Equipped with a 6GB GDDR5 frame buffer and a
    384-bit interface, the AMD FirePro S10000 delivers up to 1.5 times the
    memory bandwidth of the comparable competing dual-GPU solution(4);
--  DirectGMA Support: This feature removes CPU bandwidth and latency
    bottlenecks, optimizing communication between both GPUs. This also
    enables P2P data transfers between devices on the bus and the GPU,
    completely bypassing any need to traverse the host's main memory,
    utilize the CPU, or incur additional redundant transfers over PCI
    Express(R), resulting in high throughput low-latency transfers
    which allow for quick compute of complex calculations requiring high
--  OpenCL(TM) Support: OpenCL has become the compute programming
    language of choice among developers looking to take full advantage of
    the combined parallel processing capabilities of the FirePro S10000.
    This has accelerated computer-aided design (CAD), computer-aided
    engineering (CAE), and media and entertainment (M&E) software,
    changing the way professionals work thanks to performance and
    functionality improvements.


Please visit AMD at SC12, booth #2019, to see the AMD FirePro S10000
power the latest in graphics technology. 

    Supporting Resources

--  Learn more about AMD Firepro Server Graphics
--  Learn more about AMD Professional Graphics
--  Learn more about GCN Architecture
--  Follow AMD professional graphics news on Twitter at @AMDFirePro
--  Become a fan of AMD technology on Facebook


About AMD 
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leading the next era of vivid digital experiences with its
ground-breaking AMD Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) that power a wide
range of computing devices. AMD's server computing products are focused
on driving industry-leading cloud computing and virtualization
environments. AMD's superior graphics technologies are found in a variety
of solutions ranging from game consoles, PCs to supercomputers. For more
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    (1) AMD FirePro(TM) S10000 delivers 1.48 TFLOPS peak dual-precision
floating-point performance -- no other AMD or Nvidia server graphics card
has exceeded one TFLOPS before. Prior to launch of AMD FirePro S10000,
AMD's highest performing graphics card for double precision was the AMD
FirePro(TM) W9000 with 1.0 TFLOPS, and Nvidia's highest performing card
in the market as of Oct. 31, 2012 is the Tesla M2090 with 665 GFLOPS
double precision. Visit
for Nvidia product specs. FP-71

    (2) AMD FirePro(TM) S10000 delivers up to 5.91 TFLOPS of peak
single-precision and 1.48 TFLOPS of peak double-precision floating-point
performance, compared to Nvidia Tesla K10 that is capable of up to 4.58
TFLOPS of peak single-precision and 190 GFLOPS peak double-precision
floating-point performance. Visit for Nvidia product specs.
Comparison as of 10/31/12. FP-65

    (3) Based on comparison as of Oct. 31, 2012 between AMD FirePro S10000
with 1.48 TFLOPS peak double precision, max board power of 375W and 3.94
GFLOPS double-precision performance-per-watt. Compared to the dual-GPU
Nvidia Tesla K10 with 190 GFLOPS peak double precision, 225W max board
power, and less than 1 GFLOPS per watt double-precision performance
(0.84). Nvidia Tesla K10 product specs found here

    (4) AMD FirePro(TM) S10000 features 480 GB/sec memory bandwidth compared
to Nvidia Tesla K10 with 320 GB/sec memory bandwidth. Visit for Nvidia product specs.


Dave Erskine
AMD Public Relations
(289) 695-0903 

Matthew Kanas
Edelman for AMD
(416) 849-3324 

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