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Message 2214 - Posted: 26 Feb 2021, 14:13:35 UTC
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Do you finally have access to the resources?

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Message 2228 - Posted: 5 Mar 2021, 23:43:55 UTC - in response to Message 2214.

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Message 2231 - Posted: 6 Mar 2021, 12:24:15 UTC - in response to Message 2214.

Do you finally have access to the resources?

AMD are being a bit weird here, this is like promising a kid a bike for christmas, but not telling him which christmas.

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Message 2232 - Posted: 6 Mar 2021, 14:00:54 UTC - in response to Message 2231.

Personally, this whole thing is
(1) either horribly planned and logistics are executed in the worst way imaginable OR
(2) I just cannot imagine the complexity going into that project but AMD ridiculoulsy oversold their promise to help by offering access to hardware resources temporarily OR
(3) it is starting to feel rightfully so just as some huge PR campaign

I hope it is one of the first two reasons that I mentioned, bc that means that eventually they WILL get access to the hardware. - Just at a later point in time ....

The story continues ....

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Message 2246 - Posted: 8 Mar 2021, 18:46:14 UTC - in response to Message 2232.

I don't really know the details, anyway, we are still waiting. The actual hardware should be provided by Penguin Computing (as explained here: https://www.amd.com/en/corporate/hpc-fund) and the infrastructure should be brand new.

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Message 2247 - Posted: 8 Mar 2021, 19:31:27 UTC - in response to Message 2246.

The pandemic will be over by the time you get those resources lol
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Message 2249 - Posted: 8 Mar 2021, 21:11:45 UTC - in response to Message 2247.

(apocalyptic mode on) there will be another one (apocalyptic mode off)

The pandemic will be over by the time you get those resources lol

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Message 2258 - Posted: 9 Mar 2021, 18:52:39 UTC - in response to Message 2249.

(apocalyptic mode on) there will be another one (apocalyptic mode off)
The pandemic will be over by the time you get those resources lol

The government already has the plans set out for the next one, this was just a test of obedience, and we failed like sheep.

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Message 2315 - Posted: 24 May 2021, 10:46:23 UTC
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I don't want to make this an annoying habit to inquire on a monthly basis whether the promised hardware can yet be accessed or not, but I am starting to question AMD's commitment at this stage. Has the project lead already exerted a bit of pressure on this topic?
... Just curious.

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Message 2316 - Posted: 24 May 2021, 14:09:43 UTC - in response to Message 2315.
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I don't want to make this an annoying habit to inquire on a monthly basis whether the promised hardware can yet be accessed or not, but I am starting to question AMD's commitment at this stage. Has the project lead already exerted a bit of pressure on this topic?
... Just curious.

Well, we actually got access to one of the promised PODs (computational nodes, as described in a previous post) at the beginning of April, it took a couple of weeks to configure the system (with the help of the guys of Penguin Computing). We are still learning how to use it the proper way (the queuing system etc.). I simply forgot to tell everybody here about this, sorry...

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Message 2317 - Posted: 24 May 2021, 15:40:18 UTC - in response to Message 2316.

That’s awesome! I am glad AMD finally granted access to the promised hardware. Hopefully that’ll boost the overall computational power, albeit temporarily :)
I would love to read a short follow up once the hardware is fully operational!

Cheers mate!

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Message 2325 - Posted: 15 Jun 2021, 10:06:14 UTC

Hey valterc, hope that everything is going smoothly and you could slowly transition to the new compute nodes. Are they already up and running? Will they run on a special unique infrastructure (own work queue etc.) or will they also be visible on the server page due to a rising compute average?

Don't wanna be the annoying person here always pushing this request, but it's been almost another 3 weeks. Would highly appreciate any update!

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Message 2336 - Posted: 21 Jun 2021, 17:36:05 UTC - in response to Message 2325.

Hi bozz4science, we don't plan to move TN-Grid server's components to the AMD computational node, so you won't see it on the server's status page. We recently bought one server for this purpose. The AMD node will probably be stressed this September, focusing on ML techniques, when we will start classes at the University. Right now we do just small experiments on it, also using BOINC.

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Message 2337 - Posted: 23 Jun 2021, 10:09:33 UTC - in response to Message 2336.

Thanks for providing a timely feedback. Much appreciated!

Any way to keep us in the loop with the running of the experiments until September? Would love to hear about is being experimented with in the meantime. Maybe a short update by mid-July/August and a dedicated thread about the deployment of the AMD node in September.

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Message 2379 - Posted: 5 Oct 2021, 12:31:49 UTC

Any news?

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Message 2380 - Posted: 6 Oct 2021, 16:48:30 UTC - in response to Message 2379.

One software technician of the University of Trento will shortly attend a dedicated training course offered by AMD about HIP/ROCm, this will eventually provide us some needed skills in order to develop a GPU application

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Message 2381 - Posted: 13 Oct 2021, 11:23:39 UTC - in response to Message 2380.

One software technician of the University of Trento will shortly attend a dedicated training course offered by AMD about HIP/ROCm, this will eventually provide us some needed skills in order to develop a GPU application


That's an awersome news

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Message 2399 - Posted: 4 Nov 2021, 20:56:22 UTC - in response to Message 2380.

One software technician of the University of Trento will shortly attend a dedicated training course offered by AMD about HIP/ROCm, this will eventually provide us some needed skills in order to develop a GPU application


HIP/ROCm have serious hardware limitations on amd gpus. For ex. ROCm code will work in full functionality mode only with CDNA gpus and Radeon vii. AMD doesn't guarantee stable calculations on other older AMD chips.

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