Saturday, April 30, 2016
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
HP Releases New Chromebook for Home and Office
AMD and Nantong Fujitsu Microelectronics Close on Semiconductor Assembly and Test Joint Venture
Google's Pichai Sees the End of Computers
Amazon Reports Strong Quarter
Sony Reports Loss But PlayStation Keeps Performing Well
Japan Display Showcase The Latest In Display Technologies In SID DISPLAY WEEK 2016
Strong Galaxy S7 Sales Keep Samsung's Profit High
LG Posts record Q1 Profit
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 and Nantong Fujitsu Microelectronics Close on Semiconductor Assembly and Test Joint Venture
AMD Launches Its Most Powerful Graphics Card
AMD Posts Low Quarterly Revenue
AMD FirePro W9100 Professional Graphics Card Comes With 32GB Memory
AMD Teases With Its 7th Generation Bristol Ridge Mobile APU
AMD's Processor Recommendations For VR by HTC and Valve
AMD New FirePro S9300 X2 Pro Graphics Card Is Powered By Two Fiji GPUs
AMD Touts Radeon Graphics Capabilities In The DirectX 12 Era
AMD XConnect Software Allows For Plug-and-play Connection Between Laptops And External GPUs
Computex To Mark The Launch of AMD's New Polaris And Nvidia's Pascal GPUs
AMD Says Async Compute Support Give Radeon GPUs An Advantage Over Nvidia's Offerings In DX12 Gaming
AMD Adds New A10-7890K and Athlon X4 880K Processors To Its Line Up

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2016 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .