RPI/IBM Assist AMD with Future Silicon

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Rennsselaer Polytechnic has officially confirmed plans from a partnership between IBM and AMD to use their [RPI’s] BlueGene/L supercomputer to assist the design of AMD’s next chip.  Among the traditional research workloads, the BlueGene will assist in achieving the target 32-nanometer design.

“I can confirm that IBM and AMD are planning to use our supercomputer to design the next generation of computer chips,” RPI spokesman Jason Gorss said Tuesday.

This following discussions between the state of New York and AMD regarding the construction of AMD’s next manufacturing facility at the Luther Forest Technology Facility.  This would provide the third factory, the first of which in North America.  Read the full article here.