AMD GPU Hackathon

The researchers, in the Centre for Mathematical Sciences at the University of Plymouth, who use high performance computing for their research mostly use supercomputers run by an organization called Dirac. Because supercomputing is fast moving field , it is important to keep up with new developments in software and hardware. Dirac also organizes training sessions as well.

Last week Craig McNeile and Gaurav Sinha Ray, attended a two day workshop called: AMD GPU Hackathon.  

AMD is a company that develops computer processors. Graphical Processing Units (GPUs) were orginally developed for graphics, but they have found to speed up scientific and machine learning codes.

At the two day event, Craig and Gaurav, with a collaborator from Glasgow, worked on getting some production codes running on the GPUs made by AMD. There was help from AMD consultants through out the day.