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AMD announced today that it has reached an agreement with Dawning Information Industry Corporation of China to include Dawning’s plans to use the AMD Opteron processor to build the fastest supercomputer in China. The Dawning 4000A supercomputer is planned to run at maximum speeds in excess of 10 trillion operations per second, or 10Tflops. It is also expected to be the first supercomputer made in China to be considered among the most powerful in the world.

Coupling the AMD Opteron processor’s high performance, 64-bit capabilities and powerful, highly scalable design advantages with Dawning’s strength in research and development, the Dawning 4000A project represents the first IT industry effort in China to build one of the world’s most powerful supercomputers. More than 2000 AMD Opteron 800-series processors are planned to power the system with planned memory capacity to be up to 2256GB, or 2.256 Terabytes.

The project has also won the support and recognition of the Ministry of Information Industry and the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and AMD is committed to working to obtain any necessary US government approval to participate in this project.

The Dawning 4000A promises to be the first Chinese supercomputer ever and also the first system of such kind to incorporate AMD Opteron chips. This seems to be a major design-win for AMD and its 64-bit technology.


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