AMD launched a new type of graphics technology this week that the company said will revolutionize the task of image processing for a variety of sectors. The technology, called Radeon Pro Solid State Graphics (SSG), was introduced at the SIGGRAPH 2016 computer graphics convention taking place in Anaheim, Calif.
The new graphics card will start at a full terabyte of memory, more than 10 times the memory capacity of existing GPU memory implementations, the company said.
That leap in memory should help enable much higher levels of performance in a number of use cases, including real-time post-production of 8K video, high-resolution rendering, VR content creation, oil and gas exploration, computational engineering, medical imaging, and life sciences, the company said.
The new technology is designed to address the issue of excessive latency in applications involving large amounts of data. Graphics latency can arise when slices of data are processed individually and later merged, or when data is fetched from a disk drive or from a cloud service. By providing a dedicated 1 terabyte frame buffer directly on the GPU, the Radeon Pro SSG should eliminate virtually all latency in graphics applications.
?EU??EU?If only.?EU? Those are the words many researchers must have said time and again as they confronted an application, whether in genome sequencing, media and entertainment (M&E), medical imaging or oil and gas exploration, requiring manipulation of huge datasets,?EU? Antal Tungler, senior manager of public relations at AMD, wrote in a blog post on the new technology. ?EU?If only they had a solution with enough memory to get the job done, they could open new horizons of knowledge or execute game-changing business strategies.?EU?
The solid state graphics technology will make entirely new applications possible such as the ability to create 3D images of complex, moving structures like the human heart…