AMD gets supercomputing boost

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AMD gets supercomputing boost

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) got another vote of confidence in the power of its 64-bit Opteron processor this week when China’s Dawning Information Industry took the wraps off an Opteron-based supercomputer, capable of handling more than 10 trillion floating operations per second (TFLOPS). “Alongside the Red Storm supercomputer being built by Cray for the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Sandia National Laboratories, Dawning’s 4000A supercomputer is one of the largest and most powerful Opteron-based supercomputers to be announced thus far.”

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