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AMD-powered Jaguar named world's "supreme supercomputer"

By Matthew
Nov 16, 2009
  1. AMD may not be leading the desktop CPU market, but Top500 has accredited the company with powering the world's "supreme supercomputer." Oak Ridge National Laboratory's supercomputer, dubbed "Jaguar," has been upgraded with new six-core AMD Opteron processors and now holds the top spot among the top five supercomputers worldwide.

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  2. BlindObject

    BlindObject TS Rookie Posts: 446

    So, how does it run Crysis? =D
     
  3. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,908   +91

    ....don't be absurd Blind!, it runs Crysis just fine .....just not on enthusiast level.:p :)
     
  4. Tehoste

    Tehoste TS Member Posts: 59

  5. Timonius

    Timonius TS Guru Posts: 585   +34

    ...and it runs on Linux (like 90% of the other supercomputers)! Microsoft eat your heart out! Oh wait a minute Microsoft has no heart - ba-da-bum!
     
  6. BlindObject

    BlindObject TS Rookie Posts: 446

    Seriuosly though, that thing better eat Crysis like my computer eats Calculator.
     
  7. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,908   +91

    can we get a rim shot here for Tim! :)
     
  8. taimuraly

    taimuraly TS Enthusiast Posts: 118

    Don't know which (or how many) graphics cards it has =)
     
  9. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,908   +91

    oh im reasonably sure it has a couple of GTX 295's ....have to play Crysis whilst waiting for it to calculate Pi to 10 billionth place. :haha:
     
  10. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 1,094   +110

    The reason there are so many AMD supercomputers is because they are much cheaper than Intel's :D
     
  11. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,908   +91

    when they build supercomputers, i don't think they have cheap in mind :)
     
     
  12. Timonius

    Timonius TS Guru Posts: 585   +34

    I'm not sure about 'cheap' but maybe more cost effective (more bang for the 'buck')?
     
  13. T77

    T77 TS Enthusiast Posts: 315

    I'm sure we can play crysis on it with AA\AF enabled at 2560 x 1600 =)
     
  14. RealXboxMaster

    RealXboxMaster TS Rookie Posts: 139

    I really would like to see AMD succeed in this market. This will give consumer a choice and will benefit both parties (AMD & Intel) to improve thier products for years to come.
     
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