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Dawning selects AMD processor for supercomputer

Posted: 30 Jul 2003 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:amd? dawning information? processor? supercomputer?

Dawning Information Ind. Corp. Ltd of China has decided to use Advanced Micro Devices Inc.'s Opteron processor in building its Dawning 4000A supercomputer. According to Dawning, the supercomputer is planned to run at maximum speeds in excess of 10Tflops.

"The Dawning 4000A supercomputer will play an important role in promoting the development of high-performance computing networks in China," said Li Jun, president, Dawning. "AMD's launch of the AMD Opteron processor was a watershed moment in the global IT industry. Its high performance, 64-bit capabilities and use of open standards are paving the way for the rapid enhancement of the performance of Chinese-made supercomputers."

The project has also won the support and recognition of the Ministry of Information Industry and the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

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