The goal of this talk is to present in a practical way (through a hands on session) how latest AMD technology works and meets current high performance computing requirements. Concepts such as the performance metrics of GFLOPs and GB/s, performance efficiencies of FPU and memory controllers/channels, scalability of the multi socket platforms, tuning tips such as process/thread affinity, multi Infiniband/GPU and their I/O affinity, impact of appropriate math libraries and compilers, power consumption characteristics on a system when heavily stressed with different HPC workloads,….will be reviewed. By the end of the talk/session you should walk away with some good foundation on what building block technologies matter for you and how to design and exploit your own HPC solutions.
Title: Hands on work on AMD technologies for HPC solutions
Speaker : Joshua Mora (AMD) Date : 15th October 2012
Location : Faculty of Chemistry (UB), C/ Martí i Franqués 1, 08028 Barcelona, Spain.