Opteron Climbs Supercomputer Rankings While Intel Goes DownBy Angsuman Chakraborty, Gaea News Network
Wednesday, June 28, 2006
Advanced Micro Devices’ Opteron chip soared up the latest ranking of the top 500 supercomputers in the world with 81 of the servers, up dramatically from 25 systems last year.
Intel’s processors can be found in 301 (down from 333 in November) of the Top 500 systems, with its 64-bit Xeon processors accounting for 118 of those systems. Intel’s Itanium processor continued its descent down the list, now accounting for just 37 systems compared with 46 in November and 79 a year ago.
IBM had the most systems on the list, with 243, led by the most powerful supercomputer in the world, the Blue Gene/L system at Lawrence Livermore Laboratory in California.