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AMD Supercomputing Leadership Continues with Broader Developer Ecosystem, Latest Tech

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AMD today announced its continued leadership in high performance computing (HPC) with 24 of the top 100 supercomputers in the 39th TOP500 list, announced today, while making significant strides in maturing its HPC ecosystem through the addition of several key components that enable end users to continue to benefit from best-in-class price/performance for today's demanding applications.

AMD has continued to work closely with its technology partners to significantly mature its HPC ecosystem, resulting in several new developments including LS-DYNA simulation software optimized for the AMD Opteron 6200 Series processors from Livermore Software Technology Corporation (LSTC), the addition of programming options for AMD graphics processor unit (GPU) technology from CAPS, and the announcement by Mellanox Technologies of its Connect-IB products that will deliver FDR 56 Gb/s InfiniBand speeds to AMD's solution portfolios.

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AMD haz supercomputing?

 
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Number 1 in the ranking has sparc64 cpus
IBM is ranked 10, with their super computer featuring DC opterons + powerXcell processors
And Nasa's computer is ranked 7 on the list

if you meassure supercomputing with teraflops, yes, AMD has supercomputing. Its not a supercomputer you can buy on newegg...

If you want a supercomputer at home, get a quad G34 motherboard on newegg, its less than 1000$. Get 4 x 16 core opterons. Then add some Firepro boards

Here's the complete top 500 supercomputer list:
http://www.top500.org/list/2011/11/100