View Full Version : AMD powered Jaguar wins supercomputer race

11-17-09, 06:42 AM
The AMD-powered "Jaguar" system has been dubbed the world's "supreme supercomputer" by the TOP500 organization.

The upgraded Cray XT5 - which is based in the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) - features six-core AMD Opteron processors that deliver 2.3 petaflop/s theoretical peak performance and 1.75 petaflop/s performance on the Linpack benchmark.

Spokesperson John Fruehe told TG Daily that his company had achieved a "strong presence" in the HPC arena, with both AMD CPUs and ATI GPUs powering a number of top supercomputing systems.

"AMD continues its solid leadership in supercomputing, with four of the top five systems depending on AMD for record-setting performance, [such as] another recently upgraded Cray XT5 system [known as] Kraken," explained Frueheh.
Read more at TGDaily (http://www.tgdaily.com/hardware-features/44669-amd-powered-jaguar-wins-supercomputer-race)
I do see many AMD Opteron's on the Top 500 lis (http://www.top500.org/list/2009/11/100)t, but the intel processors is on most system, no Tesla there.
Nice to see 2560 Radeon HD 4870 X2s used with Chinese “Milky Way One” Supercomputer (http://en.expreview.com/2009/10/30/china-successfully-developed-milky-way-one-supercomputer.html), currently in fifth place on the Top 500 list.

11-17-09, 01:47 PM
take it into space and OC that mutha :captnkill: