Steven Mackay writes that Virginia Tech’s new “HokieSpeed” supercomputer will be a veritable “War Horse” for researchers working on diverse science.
You may remember how Virginia Tech crashed the supercomputing arena in 2003 with System X, a novel Apple server cluster powered by the company’s G5 processors. Ranked at number 96 on the TOP500 and number 11 on the Green500, the new HokieSpeed supercomputer is 22 times faster and yet a quarter of the size of X, with a double-precision peak of 240 teraflops.
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Dell (NSDQ: Dell ) on Tuesday will begin shipping the four-socket PowerEdge R815 servers with a new processor -- the Opteron 6200, formerly code-named Interlagos -- AMD (NYSE: AMD ) 's latest (and the world's first) 16-core x86 server chip.
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Latest Dell PowerEdge Server Doubles Performance Behind AMD's 16-Core Opteron Chip
After a brief delay and more than a year of chatter, Advanced Micro Devices on Monday announced the availability of its first 16-core Opteron server chips, which pack the largest number of cores available on x86 chips today. The new Opteron 6200 chips, code-named Interlagos, are 25 percent to 30 per ..
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