I didn’t find any tech support contact, so I am asking here.
I design boards and systems, and need to give some feedback about what kind of GPU to use in some products, and that depends on software support too.
On this year’s Hot Chips conference both Nvidia and AMD presented their latest GPUs, and it seems AMD does not support a matrix-MAC unit that Nvidia already does. I also asked the Khronos guys at the booth about what they do, they said software libraries for AI (machine learning) on AMD GPUs.
What I want to figure out is whether it is okay to use AMD GPU. The advantage to me is that AMD they sells chips to system vendors, while Nvidia only sells mezzanine boards that only fit certain kind of systems. Some form factors (that are not data center rack servers, but aerospace or automotive) need raw BGA chips to be designed on the motherboard.
How is it possible to do machine learning on AMD GPU without the chip having the supporting logic?
Do you have performance comparison between Nvidia GPU running whatever software and AMD GPU running with Khronos software libraries? Is it comparable?