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Barcelona "Will wipe the floor with Intel for HPC computing".

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Well that's what this guy says anyways. Guess we'll all know for sure in a couple months.

http://www.dailytech.com/Kanter+AMD+...rticle7338.htm
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For AMD's sake, I hope so. As much as I like my 2.8GHz X2 4400, my next system will be Intel unless AMD steps back up to the plate.
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HPC.......Is that home Theater PC or what? If so, im not too excited. Although, I still need to see more hard evidence of its claims.
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Wow... thats a big *** difference! All we need do now is wait. Assuming AMD doesn't delay any further this will be a step forward for man kind.
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post #5 of 39
yeah well we heard rumors like this right before the 2900 release also and those didn't come through... amd better get this right because competition is good for us.
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I sure hope so, then we can the competition going again. Not to mention the price drops

If Penryn is supposed to be 40% better than Kentsfield, then where will Barcelona fit in?
    
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High performance computing?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TheHappyCamper View Post
I sure hope so, then we can the competition going again. Not to mention the price drops

If Penryn is supposed to be 40% better than Kentsfield, then where will Barcelona fit in?
probably the mid-range consumers. That's my edu. guess Who has money to spend on a 1k chip + the hardware? Who come on now who... rich people
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sepheronx View Post
HPC.......Is that home Theater PC or what? If so, im not too excited. Although, I still need to see more hard evidence of its claims.
HPC is High performance computing. It typically refers to very large clusters of chips linked together for crunching a LOT of numbers. Areas of HPC include weather simulations, human genome research, business modeling, atomic bomb explosion simulations, etc. Because AMD chips can scale so well because of the memory controller and Hypertransport, they can be arranged in extremely large clusters without any performance hit which is why they've been so good for HPC. This should be no different for Barcelona.

HTPC is home theater PC.
    
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go AMD!
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