Q1. Which GPU model does AMD offer for developers ?
~ does AMD offer a new prototype for developers ?
Q2. Price ?
~ free for developers ?
Q3. Performance ?
~ better than current one/at least professional/consumer level ?
Q4. Configuration for the best GPU AMD can offer to developers ?
~ hardware features ?
~ software features ?
Catch cool Developer Waves with AMD GPU=?
Thanks for your answer !
The following questions are to estimate time schedules and to evaluate
how many GPU-version tests to be expected:
Q1. What is the latest GPU model for OpenCL developers ?
Q2. Is it the same model as the one AMD's developers use ?
Q3. What is the schedule for the final AMD OpenCL GPU ?
Thanks in advance!
it's pretty obvious to me that the OP is talking about an AMD solution for what NVIDIA has as Tesla card line. I know you have the FireStream I just wonder why you guys don't talk about it (up to 4GB of VRAM with one single GPU)! Plus, it seems that you have been long working to make it integrate very well with opteron processors as co-processor units, specially for float point calculations (Torrenza). I've even seen blades with 2 of these 9370 + 4 opterons. As much as the APUs seems to be a very good choice on this aspect, it will never pair the power of a Opteron+Firesteam couple.
I understand that Radeon line card is perfectly suitable to OpenCL calculation (by the way, the GPU is the same for Radeon and FireStream), but not even evoking FireStream cards is really intriguing. Well, it is not of my business, but still. May I ask why FireStream is not brought to the discussion when one talks about professional solutions? By the way, is there any FireStream based on the HD6900 series GPU?
Definition for Q3:
"final" = all OpenCL 1.1. features implemented and tested by AMD - with one multi-core CPU and at least two(2) GPUs serving OpenCL apps simultaneously
~ full implementation of 2D and 3D image
~ double-precision fully implemented
~ from developer's point of view:
a) AMD's developer version = consumer versions of CPU/GPUs ready for OpenCL 1.1 apps system tests
b) AMD's professional CPU/GPUs available with warranties that all OpenCL 1.1 features work in pilot installations in customer premises
c) AMD's professional CPU/GPUs available with warranties that all OpenCL 1.1. features work in industrial installations
ref: Does AMD support image for AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 955 Processor ?
AMD's answer: AMD support image for AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 955 Processor is only in beta <-- schedule for final version ?
Someone having that card can post his clInfo. But I think you can get all important information about 6990 here:
Originally posted by: MicahVillmow Laobaruca, The main reason is you are communicating with developers, and not marketing or sales
figure that I thought about it actually xD