AMD Announces Addition of Arima AMD Opteron™ Processor-Based Server Cluster to AMD Developer Center


AMD Announces Addition of AMD Opteron™ Processor-Based Server Cluster to AMD Developer Center

— Software developers can test and develop compute-intensive applications on cluster ranked #247 on TOP500 list—

SUNNYVALE, CA -- November 18, 2003 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced availability of an AMD Opteron™ processor Model 244-based cluster at its Sunnyvale, Calif. AMD Developer Center. The cluster, ranked number 247 on the TOP500 Supercomputer list, was created to provide developers with a powerful, scalable HPC application test and development platform. AMD collaborated with Arima, Myricom and Racksaver on this project to significantly expand developer resources in the center, and respond to demands from customers adopting AMD Opteron processors in compute-intensive environments.

“The AMD Developer Center now offers partners and customers the widest range possible of AMD64 processor-based systems. From a desktop to a supercomputer, our customers have support and access 24/7,” said Ed Gasiorowski, Director, Developer Relations, AMD’s Microprocessor Business Unit. “Deploying the AMD cluster was in direct response to developers of HPC and other compute-intensive applications.”

"Arima is pleased to partner with AMD, Myricom and Racksaver in creating the AMD Opteron processor-based server cluster for the AMD Developer Center," said Paul Shay, President, Arima Group, NA. "We are excited at the unprecedented levels of clustering performance and customer value made possible by AMD Opteron processors. The Arima HDAMA motherboard is an ideal AMD Opteron processor-based platform for High Performance Computing, providing a rich feature set with uncompromising quality at an affordable price."

“A RackSaver’s BladeRack Super Computing Cluster featuring 256 AMD Opteron processors helps power application development at the AMD Developer Center. Developers now have an AMD Opteron processor-based cluster with high speed interconnects to directly validate the performance gains and dual OS compatibility being touted by the press and major ISVs,” said Gene Kim, VP of Global Sales for RackSaver. “Businesses looking for an advantage over the traditional split support of 32- and 64-bit OS and applications are in for a real treat.”

"The market-leading Myrinet high-performance cluster interconnect used in the AMD Opteron processor-based cluster coupled with Myrinet's broad base of open-source software support helped provide a scalable, compatible developer environment," said Dr. Charles Seitz, CEO & CTO of Myricom, Inc. "We are pleased to be working with AMD on this project, which we expect to accelerate the development of additional application programs for clusters."

More information about developing on the AMD cluster, the AMD Developer Center and ACML 1.5 is available on AMD’s developer site:

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