News AMD Launches Instinct MI210 PCIe Card: Aldebaran for Workstations

dalek1234

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"...AMD has quietly begun shipments of its Instinct MI210 PCIe card for high-performance computing (HPC) ..."

Does anybody know what the reasons could be for AMD releasing such a product "Quietly"? Or is "quietly" just an interpretation coming from the author?
 
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it's poor AMD vaporware - NOT public available till Q2 2022 like AMD Instinct MI250X ( very limited quantity's ) without native Nvidia CUDA support ( the GPGPU standard ) !
All HPC Industry leaders don't count on AMD GPU - no demand on this market segment. AMD is well known for bad driver support & bad AMD ROCm open software for years.

Check the latest AI/ML- HPC realword 'MLPerf Training v1.1 Benchmark' results from AMD here > MLPerf Training v1.1

AMD = non existing !
 
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The article (currently) does NOT say AMD has released it, quietly or otherwise. Maybe AMD just shipped a sample.

GPU/Accelerator companies may ship early engineering samples to major customers (supercomputer buyers optimizing supercomputer software) or to companies whose products drive GPU sales (major design software, major videogame engines), so they can evaluate the drivers and help optimize the performance for their products before it is released. (They might also find reasons to adjust voltages, cooling, etc. parameters for some workloads.)

One expects an engineering sample to be under non-disclosure agreements, so it is unusual that this tweet was allowed. Maybe that is why you thought it was "released".

"...AMD has quietly begun shipments of its Instinct MI210 PCIe card for high-performance computing (HPC) ..."

Does anybody know what the reasons could be for AMD releasing such a product "Quietly"? Or is "quietly" just an interpretation coming from the author?
 
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