July 4, 2001

AMD supercomputer debuts in top rankings

Author: JT Smith

Kelly McNeill writes "The inclusion of AMD's supercomputer, the PRESTO III, is significant for the company, which is engaged in an ongoing speed war with chip market leader Intel. Advanced Micro Devices has sneaked onto the world's top 500 supercomputer rankings for the first time, though IBM continues to dominate the list with six of the 10 most powerful systems in the world, including the top two. The most powerful supercomputer in the world continues to be IBM's ASCI White at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, where it is engaged in energy research."

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