The details are a little sparse but we now have hints of what AMD's plans are for next year and 2017. In 2016 we should see AMD chips with ARM cores, the Skybridge architecture which Josh described almost a year ago, which will be pin compatible allowing the same motherboard to run with either an ARM processor or an AMD64 depending on your requirements. The GPU portion of their APUs will move forward on a two year cycle so we should not expect any big jumps in the next year but they are talking about an HPC capable part by 2017. The final point that The Register translated covers that HPC part which is supposed to utilize a new memory architecture which will be nine times faster than existing GDDR5.
"Consumer and commercial business lead Junji Hayashi told the PC Cluster Consortium workshop in Osaka that the 2016 release CPU cores (an ARMv8 and an AMD64) will get simultaneous multithreading support, to sit alongside the clustered multithreading of the company's Bulldozer processor families."
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Jeremy, I think you miss read
Jeremy, I think you miss read the following statement
“but they are talking about an HPC capable part by 2019”
According to the article, it says:
“By 2017, the company wants to be able to ship a 200-300 W thermal design power (TDP) HPC GPU, with high-bandwidth memory the company expects to be nine times faster than GDDR5 memory and 128 times better than DDR3.”
Typo, sorry about that.
Typo, sorry about that.
…Or maybe you were counting
…Or maybe you were counting in a two years lag from AMD: statements and actual product 😉
Here’s a much better read:
Here’s a much better read: http://www.guru3d.com/news-story/amd-prepping-greenland-gpu-for-2016.html
There are already AMD chips
There are already AMD chips with ARM Holdings reference design cores, the Seattle core Opteron. Let’s not use AMD64 to reference AMDs x86 64 bit ISA based product, too confusing now that AMD offers ARM based SKUs, and the Register just does not have the best CPU microarchitecture reporting, which is a shame, because its other reporting is sometimes good. It should also be noted that the first Sky Bridge motherboards will be based on the Seattle ARM reference cores, and AMD’s current x86 64 bit server SKUs, while the K12 custom design ARM cores will arrive alongside the new ZEN x86 microarchitecture. It is rumored that both the Zen, and The K12 will come with SMT, and those designs should be arriving 1n 2016. AMD can not get a custom ARMv8a Microarchitecture soon enough, and the K12 should give anything custom ARM based that Apple cooks up some much needed competition, and AMD’s custom K12 APUs will be available to all the tablet OEMs, unlike Apple’s A series SOCs. Nvidia has refreshed its SOC with reference ARM cores again, but hopefully the Denver will make a return, and both AMD, and Nvidia need to get their SOCs on some Full Linux based Tablet SKUs, if they want to compete against M$’s surface line, Android just does not cut it for a full OS experience.
I would love it if that AMD HPC part would come in PCI card based SKU for a home PC based computing cluster, and an APU pared with a much beefier GPU, for sure it would be nice to be able to add some extra CPU cores every time one added an extra HPC APU. Just imagine An 8 core HPC APU with a server grade GPU, in each those PCIe slots, that would make for some great rendering/ray tracing, or even gaming, clusters let’s all hope that AMD will provide a PCIe card based HPC SKU for the home PC market.
ah, fuck you AMD… its all
ah, fuck you AMD… its all been empty promises and worthless hype for the last 4 years, with almost ZERO performance upgrades for CPU
i really wanted an AMD cpu, guess im forever stuck with intel
The Register article is full
The Register article is full of nonsense, such as the SMT+CMT. The Register author doesn’t even know the difference between GPU and APU. And pretend that AMD has announced 200-300W HPC GPUs. AMD has been selling those during years, what AMD has announced are new 200-300W HPC APUs.
Skybridge is not an architecture, it is a project to release pin-compatible architectures: K12 and Zen.