AMD surprised with Instinct MI200 graphics accelerators

As part of the AMD Accelerated Data Center event, AMD presented a new generation of graphics accelerators for the server market via the YouTube web portal, with a special focus on supercomputer applications. The Instinct MI200 family is the culmination of AMD engineers’ efforts to offer a state-of-the-art solution on the market, despite limited R&D budgets compared to the competition, most notably Nvidia. In addition, the new family of accelerators represents the culmination of technology development in synergy between the processor and the graphics core.

AMD has produced three models of the Instinct MI200 family of accelerators. All are based on the CDNA 2 structure, which was specifically designed for server systems. The combination of technology made it possible to combine two 6-nanometer graphics boards with integrated HBM2 memory (64 gigabytes per graphics core) on the same motherboard. The exchange of data between local graphics accelerators takes place via the 3rd generation Infinity Fabric interface. Applications can access each graphics accelerator individually, but they can also use their combined operation.

The most powerful version of the new Instinct MI200 family of accelerators is the MI250X. The primary client of the new modules is the US Department of Energy. In addition, the AMD MI250X accelerators are currently available for order from HPE as part of the HPE Cray EX supercomputer. Weaker versions will be available in the first quarter of next year on AMD partner systems such as Asus, ATOS, Dell Technologies, Gigabyte, HPE, Lenovo and Supermicro.

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