AMD Instinct MI200 ‘Aldebaran’ GPUs With 128 GB Memory & EPYC Milan CPUs To Power Setonix Supercomputer With 50 PetaFlops Horsepower

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The Setonix supercomputer from the Pawsey SuperComputing firm is all set to include AMD's next-gen Instinct MI200 GPUs and EPYC Milan CPUs. The specifications for Setonix supercomputer were confirmed by CTO, Ugo Varetto, during ISC 2021.

Setnoix Supercomputer To Be Powered by AMD's Next-Gen Instinct MI200 128 GB GPUs & EPYC Milan CPUs

The specifications of AMD's Instinct MI200 HPC GPU accelerator were revealed last week. It looks like the Setnoix supercomputer is now all set to be one of the first products to feature the CDNA 2 GPUs with MCM technology. The Setnoix supercomputer will be featuring over 200,000 EPYC Milan cores and more than 750 of the brand new AMD MI-Next GPUs (Instinct MI200) based on the CDNA 2 architecture.

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The AMD Instinct MI200 GPUs featuring the CDNA 2 architecture are codenamed Aldebaran and will be the first GPUs to feature an MCM design. You can find more details on that here. The GPU will feature 128 GB of HBM2e memory across an 8192-bit bus interface. Since there are at least 750 GPUs featured in the Setnoix GPU, there's a total of 96 Terabytes of graphics memory available on the system.

In terms of CPUs, the system will feature at least 200,000 EPYC Milan cores, and considering that these will most likely be 64 core parts, we can expect the total number of CPUs to be 3125. Other specifications include 548+ TB of system memory, Near-node NVMe storage, 15 PB of ClusterStor Lustre filesystem with 2.7 PB SSDs, 90 PB Ceph Storage (60 PB with 8+3 erasure coding) & a fully software configurable HPC environment based around the HPE Cray Sashta platform. When all is put together, the Setnoix supercomputer will deliver up to 50 PetaFlops of horsepower & will cost around 70 Million dollars.

“We recently received 70 million dollars in funding to invest in replacing our computing, network and storage infrastructure,” Varetto said. “With the recently received funding, we acquired a brand new HPE Cray supercomputer named after a small marsupial endemic to areas close to Perth” – the computer is named Setonix – “[and] in a separate procurement, we acquired 60 petabytes of object storage which will be soon be integrated with the HPE supercomputer in the future.”

The AMD powered Setnoix supercomputer will be used to discover new galaxies and also help develop improved diagnostic tests for COVID-19. Currently, the Pawsey Center in Australia is dependent on its Magnus and Galaxy systems which combined have a total processing power of just 1.83 PetaFlops.

AMD Radeon Instinct Accelerators 2020

Accelerator NameAMD Instinct MI300AMD Instinct MI250XAMD Instinct MI250AMD Instinct MI210AMD Instinct MI100AMD Radeon Instinct MI60AMD Radeon Instinct MI50AMD Radeon Instinct MI25AMD Radeon Instinct MI8AMD Radeon Instinct MI6
GPU ArchitectureTBA (CDNA 3)Aldebaran (CDNA 2)Aldebaran (CDNA 2)Aldebaran (CDNA 2)Arcturus (CDNA 1)Vega 20Vega 20Vega 10Fiji XTPolaris 10
GPU Process NodeAdvanced Process Node6nm6nm6nm7nm FinFET7nm FinFET7nm FinFET14nm FinFET28nm14nm FinFET
GPU Dies4 (MCM)?2 (MCM)2 (MCM)1 (MCM)1 (Monolithic)1 (Monolithic)1 (Monolithic)1 (Monolithic)1 (Monolithic)1 (Monolithic)
GPU Cores28,160?14,08013,3126656768040963840409640962304
GPU Clock SpeedTBA1700 MHz1700 MHz~1700 MHz?~1500 MHz1800 MHz1725 MHz1500 MHz1000 MHz1237 MHz
FP16 ComputeTBA383 TOPs362 TOPs~176 TOPs185 TFLOPs29.5 TFLOPs26.5 TFLOPs24.6 TFLOPs8.2 TFLOPs5.7 TFLOPs
FP32 ComputeTBA95.7 TFLOPs90.5 TFLOPs~44 TFLOPs23.1 TFLOPs14.7 TFLOPs13.3 TFLOPs12.3 TFLOPs8.2 TFLOPs5.7 TFLOPs
FP64 ComputeTBA47.9 TFLOPs45.3 TFLOPs~22 TFLOPs11.5 TFLOPs7.4 TFLOPs6.6 TFLOPs768 GFLOPs512 GFLOPs384 GFLOPs
VRAMTBA128 GB HBM2e128 GB HBM2e64 GB HBM2e32 GB HBM232 GB HBM216 GB HBM216 GB HBM24 GB HBM116 GB GDDR5
Memory ClockTBA3.2 Gbps3.2 Gbps3.2 Gbps?1200 MHz1000 MHz1000 MHz945 MHz500 MHz1750 MHz
Memory BusTBA8192-bit8192-bit4096-bit4096-bit bus4096-bit bus4096-bit bus2048-bit bus4096-bit bus256-bit bus
Memory BandwidthTBA3.2 TB/s3.2 TB/s1.6 TB/s1.23 TB/s1 TB/s1 TB/s484 GB/s512 GB/s224 GB/s
Form FactorTBAOAMOAMDual Slot CardDual Slot, Full LengthDual Slot, Full LengthDual Slot, Full LengthDual Slot, Full LengthDual Slot, Half LengthSingle Slot, Full Length
CoolingTBAPassive CoolingPassive CoolingPassive CoolingPassive CoolingPassive CoolingPassive CoolingPassive CoolingPassive CoolingPassive Cooling
TDPTBA560W500W?300W?300W300W300W300W175W150W

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