Sunday, June 25, 2017
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Parts of Windows 10 Source Code Leaked Online
Hackers Attacked U.K. Parliament
Google Promises to Stop Reading Your Emails in Gmail
BlackBerry's Software and Services Sales Fell in Q1
Handsets Expected to be Largest Market for ICs
G.SKILL Announces New DDR4 for the Intel X299 HEDT Platform
Toshiba Open to Further Talks With Western Digital About Chip Unit Sale
Foxconn Confirms US Investment Plan
Active Discussions
Which of these DVD media are the best, most durable?
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
 Home > News > PC Parts > AMD Dem...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Friday, March 02, 2007
AMD Demonstrates Accelerated Computing Solution that Breaks Teraflop Barrier


AMD showcased a single-system, Accelerated Computing platform that breaks the teraflop computing barrier.

At a press event in San Francisco, AMD demonstrated a "Teraflop in a Box" system running a standard version of Microsoft Windows XP Professional that harnessed the power of AMD Opteron 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. The R600 graphics chip is expected to be released by the end of June.

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.

This achievement represents a ten-fold performance increase over today?s high-performance server platforms, which deliver approximately 100 billion calculations per second.

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.

Barcelona Quad-core Sifgnificantly faster

At the same press event in San Francisco, AMD siad that the upcoming Barcelona processor will sport floating-point performance 42 percent higher than Intel's current top-of-the line CPU, the Xeon X5355 also known as Clovertown.

The news marked the first performance numbers AMD has provided for the chip that packs four Opteron cores on a single die and will be in production this fall.

Mario Rivas, general manager of AMD's microprocessor group, said Barcelona will provide a double-digit leap in integer performance over the quad-core Xeon.

Although the floating point advantage is significant, few applications outside high performance computing and video encoding make use of it.


Previous
Next
Lenovo to recall 205,000 Sanyo Battery Packs        All News        BenQ Exits DVD Recorder Business
Lenovo to recall 205,000 Sanyo Battery Packs     PC Parts News      New AMD Chipset Integrates ATI Graphics and HDMI

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
AMD Takes on Intel With Epyc Server SoCs For the Data Center
AMD Details the New Radeon Pro Chips Inside Apple's 2017 Macs
Computex: AMD Demonstrates Upcoming Ryzen and Vega-based Products
AMD Ryzen AGESA 1.0.0.6 Firmware to Enable Speedy Memory Clocks
AMD Radeon RX 560 Released
AMD Financial Analyst Day: Epyc, Ryzen Mobile and PRO, Threadripper and Radeon RX Vega
New Ryzen CPUs and Graphics Processors Boost AMD's Profit
The New Radeon Pro Duo Delivers The Power of Two Polaris 10 GPUs
AMD Radeon RX 500 Series Are Launching
AMD's Highest-Performance 6-Core Ryzen 5 Processors Now Available
AMD Buys Wireless Virtual Reality IP from Nitero
Upcoming AMD Ryzen 5 1600 Seems To Beat Intel Core i7-7700K

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2017 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .