The Mac Pro is back - finally

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Re: The Mac Pro is back - finally

Post by smatovic » Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:09 pm

Milos wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:42 pm
smatovic wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:04 pm
Milos wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:47 am
smatovic wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:36 am
Hmm, Apple ships them with an 2*2 AMD Radeon Pro Vega II GPU option,
up to 16384 cores, 128 GB HBM, 56.4 TFLOPs fp32, 112.8 TFLOPs fp16 in sum,
so the new Mac Pro competes with Nvidia's DGX-1 Station with 4 Voltas,
and these are pricey, 37K to 52K Euros...

so the question is, which dude will tune LC0 for Apple's AMD Vega II GPU :)

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Srdja
Considering that dot product in OpenCL is at least 10x slower than in cuDNN, probably no one.
Sources please.

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Srdja
You can check LC0 benchmarks using cuDNN and NVIDIA RTX cards and using openCL and AMD RX Vega cards.
That shows what a great job Ankan has done.
Who knows what can be gained if some skilled guy takles LC0 for OpenCL on AMD GPUs...

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Re: The Mac Pro is back - finally

Post by M ANSARI » Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:17 pm

Apple always charges about 3 x what you can get with similar hardware and that seems to be about right with this new Mac desktop. All the specs seem impressive but 28 cores ... I don't know but for such a machine that might become outdated as 64 cores might soon become the norm for that type of hardware.

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