The supercomputer producer Cray is buzy with the development of an AMD Opteron powered supercomputer for the Sandia National Laboratories, which has facilities in New Mexico and California :
The reports say the computer would rival NEC’s Earth Simulator as the as the world’s most powerful computer, with a performance rating of around 100 teraflops.
The 90 million-dollar project, code-named Red Storm, will be unveiled at a press conference in Albuquerque later today, according to the reports.
AMD is looking for kudos for its upcoming chip with its new focus on becoming a player in the server market. Having Operton powering the world's mnost powerful computer would certainly give it something to shout about.