“AMD is helping set the standard for commercial computing, so Emerald allows customers, partner companies and end users to test and optimize applications across hundreds of dual-core processors. To make Emerald happen, we worked with an outstanding group of industry associates that showcase their extraordinary products alongside our multi-core technology.”
The system itself has 144 nodes, each featuring two Opteron 275s, totaling 576 cores, and over a Terabyte of RAM. Now that's x86 power. On the industry standard HPC benchmark suite (designed to test the performance of supercomputers), it has an efficiency rating of 82.8%, one of the highest scores in the market.