Cray to build more Opteron supercomputers
Cray has announced
that it will continue to collaborate with AMD on the development of supercomputer products.
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 14, 2005--AMD (NYSE:AMD) and Cray Inc., (Nasdaq NM:CRAY) today announced that they have signed an agreement that extends their successful relationship through the end of the decade. Cray will continue to use AMD Opteron(TM) processors for the microprocessor-based supercomputer products Cray develops during this period. In addition, the two firms will actively collaborate on Cray's mid-2006 proposal for Phase 3 of the federal government's DARPA HPCS (High Productivity Computing Systems) program.
Opterons currently power 55 of the Top 500
supercomputers. Ten of those Opteron supercomputers are built by Cray, including Sandia National Labs' Red Storm, whose 10,880 2.0GHz Opterons make it the sixth fastest supercomputer in the world.