AMD Demonstrates Accelerated Computing Solution that Breaks Teraflop Barrier
Subject: Systems | March 1, 2007 - 05:00 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
San Francisco - Feb. 28, 2007 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) today showcased a single-system, Accelerated Computing platform that breaks the teraflop computing barrier. Organizations are ultimately expected to be able to apply this technology to a wide range of scientific, medical, business and consumer computing applications. At a press event in San Francisco, AMD demonstrated a "Teraflop in a Box" system running a standard version of MicrosoftÂ® WindowsÂ® XP Professional that harnessed the power of AMD Opteron(tm) dual-core processor technology and two next-generation AMD R600 Stream Processors capable of performing more than 1 trillion floating-point calculations per second using a general "multiply-add" (MADD) calculation. This achievement represents a ten-fold performance increase over today's high-performance server platforms, which deliver approximately 100 billion calculations per second.
"The technology AMD demonstrated today is just one example of how the 'New' AMD is changing the game for our industry," said Dave Orton, executive vice president of visual media business at AMD. "Today, teraflop computing capability is largely reserved for the supercomputing space. But now that "Teraflop-in-a-Box" is a reality, AMD can deliver an order of magnitude increase in performance."