AMD announced that the
The cluster, code named “Arches”, will enable advanced genetic and biomedical research. Research activities are expected to include working to identify the causes of inherited cancers and other diseases attributed to multiple genes. Researchers are also expected to use Arches for looking at how the body absorbs drugs in an effort to improve treatment of various ailments. The cluster, which is expected to be the largest computer in the state of
To develop the Arches cluster, the Center for High Performance Computing at the
Even though there may be faster processors on the market in terms of performance, it looks like AMD Opteron holds a very good price : performance ratio for cluster applications, since the Sunnyvale, California-based semiconductor company has been seeing loads of design wins of its server x86-64 chip this year.
AMD has not provided any additional information on the clusters, such as specifications, CPU clock-speeds and so on.