Kyoto University in Japan has ordered an AMD Opteron-based supercomputer that's not only powerful but achieves considerable energy savings over its current machine.
The cluster will consist of 416 of Fujitsu's HX600 high-performance computers. Each of those machines is based on four quad-core Opteron processors so a total of 1,664 processors and 6,656 Opteron cores will be busy inside the machine, running applications such as scientific calculations, genomic information processing, computer graphics, and large archive searches.
Alongside the main cluster will sit a symmetric multiprocessing cluster consisting of seven Sparc enterprise Unix servers, each based on Sparc64 processors, and with 1TB of memory.
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