U.S. government invested USD $12.6 billion in AMD
Current supercomputers today are handled in the order of petaflops, exceeding 1,000,000,000,000,000 floating point operations per second. The next step is called exascale computing, promising at least a thousand times better performance than the machines running today.
To reach this level, the Department of Energy United States gave amd the sum of $12.6 million, so that the company conduct research about supercomputing next generation money will be divided into two parts: USD $9.6 million for research on mainframes and $3 million to generation about memories.
This reversal of the U.S. Government will not only super-computers of limited use, but the AMD technologies and knowledge acquired through this cash injection will be applied to their own models, starting with the number of CPUs opteron server .
Link: $ 12.6 million AMD Given (Fudzilla)Tags: amd, exascale, exascale computing, Government, opteron, supercomputer, supercomputers, U.S.