of top 500 A list of the world’s fastest supercomputers was released today. While there’s been no unexpected change in leadership position — AMD’s exascale-class Frontier still ranks as the fastest system in the world while Intel grapples with latency in its Aurora system — the list continues with AMD reveals that it continues to take over. more top spots. AMD also accounted for his 84% of new systems added to the list.
This release sees AMD powering 101 of the top 500 systems. That’s a 38% year-over-year increase for a list that typically changes a little slower. More importantly, many of these AMD-powered systems top the list, with AMD currently occupying 4 of the top 10 and 12 of the top 20. When it was last released in June, it jumped to 93 spots in the Top 100.
AMD just released its recently reviewed EPYC Genoa processors and it goes without saying that the chips outperform Intel’s current Ice Lake in all types of workloads. The fastest machine in the world. Additionally, AMD’s performance gains often come from its incredible core count advantage. The top-of-the-line Genoa processor is Twice The number of cores on Ice Lake Xeons. AMD’s dominance should continue, at least in the next Intel CPU cycle. Because now Genoa has 60% more cores than the yet to be released Sapphire Rapids. Sapphire Rapids is rumored to peak at his 60 cores.
As you can imagine, some newcomers are taking advantage of AMD’s latest silicon. for example, Shaheen IIIThe Middle East’s fastest supercomputer is powered by 4th generation EPYC Genova silicon.
However, not all is new silicon. Another newcomer from HPE is surprisingly powered by AMD’s 2nd Gen EPYC Rome silicon.supercomputer for Mohammed Bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence (MBZUAI) It features 384 Nvidia A100 GPUs paired with AMD’s previous-generation silicon, showing that AMD is capable of carving out new victories even with older kits.
Speaking of GPU accelerators, the Top 500 list now has nine systems with AMD Instinct accelerators, two more than the last list. While it’s clear AMD hasn’t had as much success with Instinct’s accelerator lineup as it did on the CPU side, the move to chiplet-based Instinct MI200 GPUs follows the same technique they did with EPYC. Helps you start gaining more traction.
In particular, AMD’s MI250X accelerator powers Frontier, the world’s fastest supercomputer, and also ranks high on the Green 500, a list that makes up the world’s 500 most efficient supercomputers. AMD’s CPUs are also currently powering seven of the top 10 most efficient systems, nearly double the four systems the company had on his list in June.
Intel’s CPUs still dominate the list, with more system totals than AMD’s. Still, AMD’s penetration into the upper ranks and the share of new systems underlines that its CPUs have a performance edge, giving them a clear path to expansion in the years to come.