AMD nabs another supercomputer contract

C|Net is reporting that AMD and China are teaming up to build the world's third most powerful supercomputer using Opterons. The system will reportedly use 2,000 processors to hit a target of 10 teraflops. AMD is already working with Cray to build an Opteron system for the US Department of Energy with over 10,000 processors.

With a couple of massive supercomputers under its belt, it looks like the Opteron may have even surpassed Intel's Itanium in processor sales. Itanium has been a relatively low volume chip for Intel, surely in part because of its lethargic performance with 32-bit code; AMD's Opteron hasn't had that problem.

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