AMD processors are used to power 24 of the top 50 fastest supercomputers ranked in the bi-annual Top500 supercomputer list, with half of the top 10 using AMD’s CPU and/or GPU technology. Fifty-nine supercomputers in the TOP500 list are taking advantage of the compute power offered by AMD Opteron platforms, including 22 systems based on the new 8-core and 12-core AMD Opteron 6000 Series platform.
AMD-powered supercomputers include the number two-ranked Jaguar, a 1.75 petaflop Cray XT5 supercomputer based on the Six-Core AMD Opteron processor and having almost a quarter of a million cores; the number five-ranked Franklin, a 1.05 petaflop Cray XE6 based on the 12-core AMD Opteron processor; the number seven-ranked Roadrunner, a hybrid system from IBM using AMD Opteron processors in conjunction with IBM Cell technology located at Los Alamos National Laboratory; the number eight-ranked Kraken, the fastest academic supercomputer in the US from the University of Tennessee harnessing Six-Core AMD Opteron HE processors; and the number 10 Cielo, a joint Cray XE6 supercomputer from Los Alamos National Laboratories and Sandia National Laboratories leveraging 8-core AMD Opteron 6100 series processors.
AMD has led the HPC community beyond the petaflop barrier and we believe heterogeneous computing will emerge as the favored formula for driving HPC performance to the next level. AMD pioneered 64-bit computing and native multi-core processing, and with world-class CPU and GPU technology AMD is ready to lead the heterogeneous computing era,” said Pat Patla, vice-president and GM: Server and Embedded Division at AMD.