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Most Powerful Supercomputer in the World Powered by the Six-Core AMD Opteron Processor

  • 23 November, 2009 15:10

<p><em>World’s highest performing GPU-based supercomputer ever is fueled
by ATI Radeon™ RV770 architecture</em><br/>
<br/>
· The Six-Core AMD Opteron™ processor-based system “Jaguar”
is the world’s supreme supercomputer according to the TOP500 Organization,
which today released its bi-annual list of the highest performing systems in
the world.<br/>
<br/>
· AMD continues its solid leadership in supercomputing, with 4 of the
Top 5 systems depending on AMD for record-setting performance including another
recently upgraded Cray XT5 system “Kraken.”<br/>
<br/>
· Beyond that, in the same infrastructure, AMD plans to deliver yet another
industry-changing advancement in 2011 with the completely new “Bulldozer”
architecture featuring a modular core design.<br/>
<br/>
· “We’ve seen the trend in the HPC industry’s move
to multi-core x86-based supercomputing and it’s clear that the Six-Core
AMD Opteron processor is the ideal choice right now for a world-class supercomputer,”
said Patrick Patla, vice president and general manager, Server/Workstation and
Embedded Division, AMD.<br/>
<br/>
<strong>Sydney, Australia </strong>- <strong>Nov. 23 2009</strong> - The Six-Core
AMD Opteron™ processor-based system “Jaguar” is the world’s
supreme supercomputer according to the TOP500 Organization, which today released
its bi-annual list of the highest performing systems in the world. This mission-critical
Cray XT5™ system at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) was recently
upgraded from quad- to Six-Core AMD Opteron processors and delivers 2.3 petaflop/s
theoretical peak performance and 1.75 petaflop/s performance on the Linpack
benchmark.<br/>
<br/>
• AMD continues its solid leadership in supercomputing, with 4 of the
Top 5 systems depending on AMD for record-setting performance including another
recently upgraded Cray XT5 system “Kraken.” <br/>
• AMD is leading the way forward with ultra high performance heterogeneous
systems, including: The #5 system “Tianhe-1” in China, which is
the fastest and one of the first world-class implementations of a system architecture
based on ATI, Stream technology, achieving 563.1 teraflop/s performance with
5,120 ATI GPUs based on the RV770 architecture; and the former #1 system “Roadrunner”
based on a dual CPU architecture including the AMD Opteron processor. <br/>
• While the Six-Core AMD Opteron processor is now the industry-leading
CPU for supercomputing, in the first quarter of 2010, AMD plans to deliver HPC
customers the world’s first 8- and 12-core x86 processors, the AMD Opteron™
6100 Series processor (codename “Magny-Cours”) which is designed
deliver up to a 100 percent increase in compute density and multi-threading
capability as compared to its six-core predecessor, with 4 channels of DDR-3
memory and new power management and virtualization features. <br/>
• Beyond that, in the same infrastructure, AMD plans to deliver yet another
industry-changing advancement in 2011 with the completely new “Bulldozer”
architecture featuring a modular core design that is planned to dramatically
increase concurrency, simultaneous commands and multi-threading capacity with
up to 16 dedicated cores, all designed to significantly improve HPC performance.
<br/>
<br/>
“We’ve seen the trend in the HPC industry’s move to multi-core
x86-based supercomputing and it’s clear that the Six-Core AMD Opteron
processor is the ideal choice right now for a world-class supercomputer,”
said Patrick Patla, vice president and general manager, Server/Workstation and
Embedded Division, AMD. “Today, AMD also powers the world’s highest
performing system leveraging the incredible floating point capability of AMD
GPUs and bringing the vision of ATI Stream technology to life. Our OEM customers
and the global institutions engaged in cutting-edge research and industrial
HPC understand that a truly balanced system helps advance their work and provide
an upgrade path to the future.”<br/>
<br/>
<strong>Supporting Resources<br/>
<br/>
</strong>• <a href="#" title="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehCgG9yZQmg">Video
of Cray XT5 upgrade </a> <br/>
• <a href="#" title="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHCBqLZNUCA&amp;feature=related">Video
of Kraken </a> <br/>
• <a href="#" title="http://sites.amd.com/us/atwork/promo/events/2009supercomputingevents/Pages/supercomputinginformation.aspx">www.amd.com/supercomputing09
</a> <br/>
• <a href="#" title="http://www.amd.com/supercomputing09AMD@Work">AMD@Work</a>
blog <br/>
• <a href="#" title="http://www.amd.com/US/PRODUCTS/TECHNOLOGIES/STREAM-TECHNOLOGY/Pages/stream-technology.aspx">www.amd.com/stream
</a> <br/>
• <a href="#" title="http://www.flickr.com/photos/amd_unprocessed/3654256547">Photo
of Jaguar</a> <br/>
• <a href="#" title="http://www.flickr.com/photos/amd_unprocessed/3654257181">Photo
of Kraken</a> <br/>
• <a href="#" title="http://www.flickr.com/photos/amd_unprocessed/3491083325">Photo
of Six-Core AMD Opteron processor die</a> <br/>
• <a href="#" title="http://www.top500.org/">www.TOP500.org </a><br/>
<br/>
<strong>About AMD</strong><br/>
Advanced Micro Devices is an innovative technology company dedicated to collaborating
with customers and technology partners to ignite the next generation of computing
and graphics solutions at work, home and play. For more information, visit <a href="#">http://www.amd.com</a>.<br/>
<br/>
<strong>PR Contact</strong><br/>
Renato Catalan<br/>
Gap Marketing and Management Pty Ltd<br/>
Website: <a href="#">www.gapmarketing.com.au </a><br/></p>
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