AMD chips in with Cray for world's fastest computer

by admin June 19, 2006 at 11:02 am

Things can only get peta

The world’s first commercial one-petaflops supercomputer has been commissioned, Cray announced on Thursday.

Codenamed “Baker”, the 24,000-socket, Opteron-based Linux system is due to be installed at the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory in 2008. This will join existing Cray supercomputer systems to be used for research in neutron science, biological systems, energy production and advanced materials. the company said. It will also be available to outside companies such as Boeing, DreamWorks and Harvard University.

“Without a doubt, this is a great day for Cray,” said Cray president and chief executive Peter Ungaro in a statement. “Cray supercomputers were first to achieve gigaflops sustained performance in 1989, and first to break the sustained teraflops barrier in 1998.”

Full article: ZDNet UK