November 16, 2009
World's highest performing GPU-based supercomputer ever is fueled by ATI Radeon RV770 architecture
PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 16 -- 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.
"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."
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