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AMD gaining marketshare in supercomputers

Posted on Saturday, July 02 2011 @ 12:00:43 CEST by

X-bit Labs reports AMD is growing in the supercomputer segment, as 33 percent of the top 100 HPC systems are based on the company's Opteron processor. AMD's presence in the top 500 list has increased by 15 percent sequentially.
Advanced Micro Devices said on Wednesday that the amount of AMD-based supercomputers in the latest top 500 list by 15% sequentially. Apparently, the popularity of AMD Opteron processors with eight or twelve core increases among companies, who utilize high-performance computing (HPC) technologies.

Apparently, 33% of the top 100 HPC systems are based on the AMD Opteron processor. More than half of the 68 supercomputers based on AMD technology now feature the 8- and 12-core AMD Opteron 6100-series processor. Given such dynamics, it is easy to guess that several quarters from now the share of AMD-based HPCs will grow after the company begins shipments of its highly-anticipated Bulldozer-based Opteron processors code-named Interlagos and Valencia with up to sixteen and eight cores, respecitvely.



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