A team of researchers from Institute of Interdisciplinary Physics and Complex Systems IFISC (CSIC-UIB), led by Dr. Pere Colet and made up of researchers Dr. Massimiliano Zanin, Alex Gimenez and Pablo Moreno, have carried out real tests with their programs and calculations on CUDA, on the team Sie Ladon GPU Romebased on the platform Gigabyte G492-Z50 with the full range of the new NVIDIA Ampere cards: A100, A6000 and RTX3090, with real comparisons of the calculations they perform.
The team had two AMD 7282 16-core 2,8 Ghz processors (turbo 3,2 Ghz), a 2 TB SSD system disk and a 9300 TB NVME high-endurance Micron 12,8 MAX disk, which provides a speed of 850.000 read IOPS and 310.000 write IOPS for scratch.
The calculations made by the IFISC within the SuMaECO project are of great ecological interest in Majorca, since they simulate the growth of Posidonia meadows. These underwater plants are vital for the subsistence of the seabed and the fixation of sand in these environments, in addition to providing food and shelter for many species of fish and other animals in our Mediterranean Sea.
In addition, the classification of images and time series has been tested using neural networks in the TensorFlow environment, techniques to be used, among others, in the prediction of delays in airports (ERC Starting Grand ARTIC) and the remote sensing of Xylella fastidiosa in crops.
You can see the speed tests of the GPUs with the calculations made by these IFISC researchers in this link.
You can see more scientific calculation platforms on the website of Gigabyte