Cloud computing is finally finding its way with large microprocessor giants like AMD moving in for the competition. The first blow to the market is the development of AMD Fusion Render Cloud SuperComputer based on Massively Multithreaded Graphics Processors.
As opposed to local rendering which is done is current systems, the new SuperComputer along with compatible software will enable Server side rendering which will offload the local computer from having a dedicated graphics card. The cloud computer will be able to render High Definition games, movies and other graphical data and send it back to the client in the compressed form over a network. The system will be a new revolution in the cloud computing world.
The cloud is initially designed for mobile devices to save battery life due to high computation. The system will use nearly a 1000 Graphics Processors and will be powered by AMD Phenom II Processors and ATI Radeon 4870 Graphics Cards.
This was announced by AMD president and chief executive Dirk Meyer in CES, Las Vegas.
This is what was announed:
“AMD has a long track record in the supercomputing world. Seven out of 10 of the world’s fastest machines, including the fastest two computers on the planet, are powered by AMD hardware,” said Meyer.
“Today, AMD is pleased to announce a new kind of supercomputer unlike any other ever built. It is being designed to break the one petaflop barrier, and to process a million compute threads across more than 1,000 graphics processors.”
AMD announces this Fusion Render Cloud to be the fastest SuperComputer ever built. The set will be set by the later half of 2009.