AMD FirePro S10000

 

AMD has announced the industry’s first supercomputing server graphics card with 12GB of memory!

 

“The AMD FirePro S10000 12GB Edition graphics card is a compelling solution for a variety of scenarios:

  • Compute/Visualization Server: finance, oil exploration, aeronautics and automotive, design and engineering, geophysics, life sciences, medicine and defense
  • Double precision: genetic sequencing, computational fluid dynamics, structural mechanics, numeral analytics, reservoir simulation, automated reasoning and weather forecasting
  • Single precision: seismic processing, molecular dynamics, satellite imaging, explicit crash test simulation, video enhancement, signal processing, video transcoding, digital rendering and medical imaging
  • Ultra High-end Workstation (Requiring GPU compute and 3D graphics performance): Oil and gas, computer aided engineering”

 

One of ATi’s first launched cards, the Wonder MDA/CGA, launched in 1986 with a grand total of 64KiB of memory! Now in 2014, less than 20 years later, ATi/AMD has launched the S10000 with 12GB of memory. My only concern is AMD claims the S10000 12GB edition to be the industry’s first card with 12GB of memory, I don’ t think Nvidia’s 12GB Quadro K6000 would appreciate that very much.

 

AMD’s 6GB variation of the S10000 is available to purchase as of this article, and even has a water block available for it by EK Water Blocks, the 12GB variation is slated for Spring 2014. Hopefully the water block will also fit this card!

 

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