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    UK's Archer 2 supercomputer to use 12,000 AMD Epyc Rome CPUs

    Cray is building this 1.5 million thread system in the UK Research and Innovation Centre.
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    Re: UK's Archer 2 supercomputer to use 12,000 AMD Epyc Rome CPUs

    28 Pflops...

    That's not bad actually, puts it at (currently) number 5 in the top 10 of the worlds most powerful supercomputers, probably will have fallen down that list by the time its actually operational though.

    ...and the gap between #5 & #4 is considerable (61 pflops)

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    Re: UK's Archer 2 supercomputer to use 12,000 AMD Epyc Rome CPUs

    But can it run Crisis on full titty?

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    Re: UK's Archer 2 supercomputer to use 12,000 AMD Epyc Rome CPUs

    I am happy that AMD CPUs are getting the usage and recognition they deserve. AMD has done well as compared to Intel in the last couple yyears.

    Quote Originally Posted by blokeinkent View Post
    But can it run Crisis on full titty?
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    Re: UK's Archer 2 supercomputer to use 12,000 AMD Epyc Rome CPUs

    Quote Originally Posted by Millennium View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by blokeinkent View Post
    But can it run Crisis on full titty?
    Yep.
    It seems that there's a comparatively small number of GPUs hooked up though

    "The system is designed to be a CPU-only beast, though it will include 16 AMD GPUs connected to four compute nodes just in case"

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    Re: UK's Archer 2 supercomputer to use 12,000 AMD Epyc Rome CPUs

    Now we know where all the good Zen 2 dies are going

    Well done AMD!

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    Re: UK's Archer 2 supercomputer to use 12,000 AMD Epyc Rome CPUs

    so can they sold me the old Archer 1 compute cabinets? I need a supercomputer in my neighbourhood.

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    Re: UK's Archer 2 supercomputer to use 12,000 AMD Epyc Rome CPUs

    *Retrieves a stick*

    *prepares to poke*


    Brexit.





    *hides*.

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    Re: UK's Archer 2 supercomputer to use 12,000 AMD Epyc Rome CPUs

    Didn't Felicity Smoak (aca Green Arrow) come up with this a while back?
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    Re: UK's Archer 2 supercomputer to use 12,000 AMD Epyc Rome CPUs

    Quote Originally Posted by philehidiot View Post
    … Brexit. ...
    Shouldn't have any impact on this, AFAIK. Can't say the same for many other research initiatives, but Archer should be OK...

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    Re: UK's Archer 2 supercomputer to use 12,000 AMD Epyc Rome CPUs

    I'm guessing the security - or lack thereof, of Intel hardware is one of the reasons for going with AMD.

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    Re: UK's Archer 2 supercomputer to use 12,000 AMD Epyc Rome CPUs

    Quote Originally Posted by ohmaheid View Post
    I'm guessing the security - or lack thereof, of Intel hardware is one of the reasons for going with AMD.
    LOL and cost

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    Re: UK's Archer 2 supercomputer to use 12,000 AMD Epyc Rome CPUs

    They will stress test it playing ARMA2, ripping a copy of Apocolypse now at 1080p AND play minesweeper on it.

    What a weapon

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    Re: UK's Archer 2 supercomputer to use 12,000 AMD Epyc Rome CPUs

    So I guess we shouldn't hold our breath waiting on Ryzen/Threadripper CPUs with non-garbage tier 8 core chiplets?
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    Re: UK's Archer 2 supercomputer to use 12,000 AMD Epyc Rome CPUs

    Quote Originally Posted by chj View Post
    It seems that there's a comparatively small number of GPUs hooked up though

    "The system is designed to be a CPU-only beast, though it will include 16 AMD GPUs connected to four compute nodes just in case"
    It can run crysis on low at 720p ~10,000 times at once
    https://youtu.be/HuLsrr79-Pw?t=705

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    Re: UK's Archer 2 supercomputer to use 12,000 AMD Epyc Rome CPUs

    So, its already outdated.

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