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posted by martyb on Saturday August 21 2021, @02:37AM   Printer-friendly

AMD Launches The Infinity Hub As Its Newest Open-Source Portal:

AMD Infinity Hub is [...] focused on high performance computing (HPC) with AMD Instinct accelerators. Infinity Hub is also more about porting existing software to the Radeon Open eCosystem (ROCm) for enjoying Instinct support rather than developing new and original HPC software.

The AMD Infinity Hub in its initial form lays out instructions on how to obtain/use ROCm-enabled versions of AMBER, Chroma, CP2K, GROMACS, NAMD, OpenMM, PyTorch, SPECFEM3D, and TensorFlow.

Some of these upstream open-source projects already have ROCm support available and in those cases the Infinity Hub is just outlining ROCm support caveats and other details to help users. While ROCm can work on select consumer Radeon GPUs too, the Infinity Hub is just focused on the support around their Instinct accelerators.

AMD is striving for the Infinity Hub to be a resource to make it easier to deploy HPC workloads on their GPUs/accelerators, simplify deployments, and stay up to date with new resources.

[...] The Infinity Hub can be viewed on AMD.com.;


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  • (Score: 2, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 21 2021, @02:47AM (16 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 21 2021, @02:47AM (#1169156)

    Can someone in the know about HPC give us a sane Tl;DR, instead of the breatheless marketing drivel?

    • (Score: 3, Insightful) by takyon on Saturday August 21 2021, @03:02AM (15 children)

      by takyon (881) <{takyon} {at} {soylentnews.org}> on Saturday August 21 2021, @03:02AM (#1169158) Journal

      They dumped a bunch of stuff on their website that nobody will use because Nvidia dominates with CUDA.

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      • (Score: 4, Informative) by Runaway1956 on Saturday August 21 2021, @04:11AM

        by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Saturday August 21 2021, @04:11AM (#1169167) Journal

        I don't know about all that other stuff, but Gromacs is one of the engines used by Folding at Home. I've seen OpenMM somewhere, maybe that is used by Folding at Home as well. OpenCL isn't listed on that page, but it's another Folding at Home engine.

        I'm an Nvidia guy myself, but let's not sell AMD short. They've contributed a lot of open source stuff that has been put to good use.

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      • (Score: 2, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 21 2021, @09:33AM (1 child)

        by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 21 2021, @09:33AM (#1169241)

        Cuda is always going to dominate ROCm, unfortunately. AMD has not staffed it with their best and brightest.

        https://github.com/RadeonOpenCompute/ROCm/issues/1345 [github.com]

        • (Score: 1, Touché) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 21 2021, @07:11PM

          by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 21 2021, @07:11PM (#1169370)

          it's really too bad AMD is run by windows-using Suits who can't seem see the bigger, long term picture IRT FOSS on the software side.

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 21 2021, @06:28PM (2 children)

        by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 21 2021, @06:28PM (#1169355)

        CUDA does dominate but anyone who uses nvidia is still a disgusting whore.

        • (Score: 2) by Opportunist on Saturday August 21 2021, @06:43PM (1 child)

          by Opportunist (5545) on Saturday August 21 2021, @06:43PM (#1169360)

          Anyone who uses nVidia is either someone who has a card from 3 years ago or enough money to pay the scalper prices.

          • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 21 2021, @11:28PM

            by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 21 2021, @11:28PM (#1169437)

            I had hoped that the situation in that regard would have finally gotten people to start replacing CUDA with OpenCL so that people could just use whatever card they want to use. But, then again, I would have thought people would have learned from the '90s when just about every manufacturer had their own proprietary API that had to be optimized for or the game would run like shit on some systems.

      • (Score: 1) by dcollins55 on Saturday August 21 2021, @07:39PM (8 children)

        by dcollins55 (15202) on Saturday August 21 2021, @07:39PM (#1169374)

        That's simply false.

        https://www.frontier-enterprise.com/the-gpu-wars-and-implications-for-the-enterprise/ [frontier-enterprise.com]
        all PC GPUs: Intel 69%, Nvidia 17%, AMD’s 15%
        add-in-board GPUs: Nvidia 83%, AMD’s 17%
        desktop discrete GPUs: Nvidia holds 82%, AMD 18%

        This is not "dominates." By that metric, Android dominates the iPhone. If anything, you'd have to go with the "entire GPU market" number here, in which Intel dominates, and Nvidia and AMD are the same.

        Now, had you used "slightly more successful" then you'd be right. But you seem to blow up things to extremes to make up a point that doesn't exist. You know, because you want to sound smart, so when you don't know what you're talking about, you instead exaggerate.

        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 21 2021, @07:58PM (7 children)

          by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 21 2021, @07:58PM (#1169382)

          You misunderstood the GP. He did not say that Nvidia dominates the market on a per unit basis. This is about CUDA vs ROCm.

          • (Score: 1) by dcollins55 on Saturday August 21 2021, @10:04PM (6 children)

            by dcollins55 (15202) on Saturday August 21 2021, @10:04PM (#1169408)

            Which is why I pointed out that his definition of "dominates" is wrong, and even gave an iphone example, where the iPhone dominates Android, yet in reality Android dominates the iPhone. Do try to read the full text of that to which you are replying, instead of just picking a sentence out of context. I don't get why some people do that on this site. Is it the inability to read, adult ADD, or just purposely building a strawman, assuming every reader here is dumb enough not to easily see it as such?

            • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 21 2021, @11:07PM (5 children)

              by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 21 2021, @11:07PM (#1169424)

              Your "citation" is a link to an article that largely only talks about discrete GPU sales. It doesn't even mention CUDA once. It does briefly mention ROCm, but all those statistics you quoted have nothing to do with whether CUDA is dominating ROCm on a per-usage basis (which it is).

              • (Score: 2, Insightful) by dcollins55 on Saturday August 21 2021, @11:35PM (2 children)

                by dcollins55 (15202) on Saturday August 21 2021, @11:35PM (#1169439)

                Correct. Because the GPU sales is what causes the domination of one technology over another. iOS may be a better operating system, with a better CPU, yet Android dominates iOS.

                >on a per-usage basis
                and I agree with you on that. good thing looking at a 1 vs 1 use case is not what we're talking about, and is a detail you added to make your strawman.

                What type of engine dominates - as in, which is the dominant? ICE. Yes, a specific electric car dominates a specific gasoline car. But what technology is dominates (is dominant)? That would be the gasoline engine.

                I'm absolutely dumbfounded why you are being purposely dense. The comment I replied to is literally one sentence. Yes, if you add things the OP never said, your point is true. And if fish had hooves, we'd need to trim their hooves.

                I'm done talking to you btw. You are not arguing in good faith, and the subject matter, being one freaking line, is too simple to argue. I'm going to cough this up to a mental disease you have and move on. Good day to you sir, good day.

                • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 21 2021, @11:52PM (1 child)

                  by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 21 2021, @11:52PM (#1169443)

                  Found the AMD employee.

                  • (Score: 3, Touché) by dcollins55 on Sunday August 22 2021, @12:46AM

                    by dcollins55 (15202) on Sunday August 22 2021, @12:46AM (#1169462)

                    True. I work for AMD and they pay me to find zines with 200 users and spread favorable propaganda. Now, can you tell me who won the last election?

              • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 21 2021, @11:48PM

                by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 21 2021, @11:48PM (#1169441)

                Curious: with all those mental gymnastics are you able to suck your own dick? What does that feel like? Does that make you gay, or just a faggot?

              • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday August 22 2021, @08:14PM

                by Anonymous Coward on Sunday August 22 2021, @08:14PM (#1169674)

                By your definition, Beta dominated VHS. Here in the real world, words mean things, and English shool teachers fail their students in middle school. Unless middle school is not something you made it to. My condolences.

  • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 21 2021, @06:45AM (2 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 21 2021, @06:45AM (#1169197)

    I like to rub it gently with peaches.

    • (Score: 2, Touché) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 21 2021, @09:28AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 21 2021, @09:28AM (#1169237)

      This is about open source, not open sores.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 21 2021, @11:03PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 21 2021, @11:03PM (#1169423)

      Remind me not to eat the peaches at your house.

  • (Score: -1, Spam) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 21 2021, @09:29AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 21 2021, @09:29AM (#1169238)

    Plenty of peaches ....

    ....peaches for me
    ....peaches for free!

    I like to swirl peaches on my anus

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