Thursday, June 19, 2008

AMD-powered IBM Supercomputer Tops List

An AMD Opteron-powered IBM supercomputer called Roadrunner topped the list of 500 fastest supercomputers, leading the pack with more than a petaflop of computing speed. Roadrunner also uses an advanced version of the Cell processor, which is also used in PS3 consoles.

The next on the list is Blue Gene/L, with 450 teraflops, then by another Opteron-powered system, Ranger, with 326 teraflops.

No comments: