AMD has today announced that its Opteron processors continue to power many of the highest-performing supercomputers globally, claiming both the first and the second positions.
• AMD Opteron processor highlights from the latest Top500 Supercomputer Sites list include:
• AMD Opteron processor helps power the number one “Roadrunner” supercomputer for the third consecutive year.
• The Cray “Jaguar” supercomputer, which is based on Quad-Core AMD Opteron processors at Oak Ridge National Labs is in second position
• The AMD Opteron processor powers 20 Cray supercomputers, including six in the top 25; the recently launched Six-Core AMD Opteron processor (formerly code-named “Istanbul”) has already appeared in two Cray XT5 supercomputers
The top two academic research supercomputers are based on Quad-Core AMD Opteron processors – “Kraken” at the University of Tennessee is number six and “Ranger” at the Texas
The semi-annual Top500 Supercomputer sites list determines its rankings based on the LINPACK benchmark.