AMD Receives HPCwire Readers' Choice and Editors' Choice Awards

Mon Nov 12, 2012 6:00pm EST

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  SUNNYVALE, CA, Nov 12 (Marketwire) -- 
AMD (NYSE: AMD) announced today it has been recognized as a leader in
high performance computing (HPC), receiving two awards from HPCwire: a
Readers' Choice Award for 'Best HPC Collaboration between Government and
Industry' and an Editors' Choice Award for 'Top Five Vendors to Watch.'
These awards further underscore AMD's leadership position in
supercomputing with its AMD Opteron(TM) processor family and its recent
addition of the high performance AMD Opteron(TM) 6300 Series processor.

    AMD technology is used in many of the world's leading supercomputers,
including the new Oak Ridge National Labs "Titan" supercomputer, the top
ranked supercomputer in the world according to the recently released
Top500 Supercomputer Sites list. AMD was also recently awarded $12.6
million by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as a part of the
Extreme-Scale Computing Research and Development Program. This program
aims to enable exascale computing and advance simulation-based scientific
discovery by performing up to one quintillion calculations per second --
roughly one thousand times faster than today's fastest available

    "AMD is committed to high performance computing with our AMD Opteron
processors, AMD FirePro(TM) graphics processors and ecosystem support,"
said John Gustafson, AMD's senior fellow and chief product architect,
Graphics Business Unit. "We are honored to be selected by both the
readers and editors of HPCwire for the work we've been doing to expand
the boundaries of computational power. AMD has a long track record of
powering high performance computing, and we are continuing to create
supercomputing solutions that help solve difficult scientific challenges
in many different fields."

    HPCwire Readers' and Editors' Choice Awards are determined through online
polling of the global HPCwire audience for the Readers' Choice Awards,
combined with a rigorous selection process for the Editor's Choice
Awards, where winners are selected by a panel of editorial and executive
staff, recognized HPC luminaries and contributing editors from across the

    About AMD
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the next era of vivid digital experiences with its ground-breaking AMD
Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) that power a wide range of computing
devices. AMD's server computing products are focused on driving
industry-leading cloud computing and virtualization environments. AMD's
superior graphics technologies are found in a variety of solutions
ranging from game consoles, PCs to supercomputers. For more information,

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Tara Sims
AMD Public Relations
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