Today also marks an important milestone on the road to Accelerated Computing, AMD's vision for specialized "co-processors" interoperating with x86 microprocessors to provide efficient and flexible acceleration for specific applications. Platforms based on the same technology found in the "Teraflop-in-a-Box" demonstration should benefit a wide range of scientific and commercial applications, including energy, financial, environmental, medical, scientific, defense and security organizations around the world by equipping them with the intensive computing power they require to conduct research and deliver solutions significantly faster than previously possible.
What is a Teraflop?
In the supercomputing field, "flops" is an acronym meaning FLoating point Operations Per Second, a measure of a computer's ability to perform floating point calculations. A teraflop is one trillion floating point operations per second. Stream processing technology helps raise the bar in this regard by leveraging sophisticated, massively parallel processors, generally used for 3D graphics applications, to solve real-world problems