Capable of 50 petaflops thanks to AMD CPUs and Nvidia GPUs
SUPERCOMPUTER COMPANY Cray has announced the latest addition to its high performance computing range, the Cray XK6, which uses AMD processors and Nvidia graphics cards.
The supercomputer has Cray's Gemini interconnect, along with AMD Opteron 6200 "Interlagos" processors and Nvidia's Tesla 20 series GPUs. The Opteron 6200 chips have 16 cores and there will be up to 96 of them per cabinet. There will also be up to 96 graphics cards per cabinet.
Wow... now that's some serious number crunching. Kinda ironic that Intel owns most of the worlds CPU and GPU marketshare yet the top dog belongs
the number twos AMD and Nvidia.