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AMD Dominates Top 10 Supercomputer Sites, Powers First all-x86 Supercomputer

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AMD today announced that its Quad-Core AMD Opteron processors are powering “Jaguar,” the first ever wholly x86-based supercomputer to achieve the petaflop performance milestone. AMD Opteron processors now help drive seven of the Top 10 supercomputer systems in the world.

The AMD Opteron processor-based and IBM PowerXCell processor-based “Roadrunner” system at Los Alamos National Labs again captures the number 1 spot on the bi-annual TOP500 Supercomputer Sites list, while the “Jaguar” supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory comes in at number 2 and is the highest performing entirely x86-based system ever on the survey. “Jaguar” is based on Cray XT4 and XT5 systems and runs on over 45,000 Quad-Core AMD Opteron processors, enabling a balanced system with unrivaled x86 performance.

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So is this bringing them in the big bucks? They sure need it!
 
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Oh, I new about this, but I don't really remember where I saw the video that I saw the Jaguar on....Oh yeah it was tech update on youtube.
 

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This is good news and it does bring them nice revenue, but there big budget of money comes from GPUs and the CPU sector. Mainly personal use.
 

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opertons are what is keeping amd alive. most of the powerful super computers use a mixture of or pure opertons and ppc/cell processors.
 

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Super computer and OEM bids are the most lucrative for processor manufacturers. They can sell thousands of units in one transaction. Of course, the little transactions add up over time but these big deals get investors excited.
 

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45,000 quad core amd opteron processors :pimp:
 
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It's nice to see at least one market that AMD is still dominating. Hopefully they'll get around to fully reclaiming the GPU market, and start getting a better hold of the consumer CPU market soon . . .
 
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amd now moving fast with cpu that's cool , time move in with mobo's too