Thursday, September 7, 2006

AMD Leverages Sun Grid Compute Utility Infrastructure

Sun Microsystems announced that AMD is using the Sun Grid Compute Utility for processor design and simulation. Rather than purchase additional infrastructure to conduct processor simulations, AMD opted instead to use the outsourced facility. In addition, because the Sun Grid is powered by Sun Fire servers based on AMD's Opteron processors, the company was confident that the performance of this platform would compare to that of AMD's own internal grid.

The Sun Grid Compute Utility provides access to high-performance computing resources on a pay-for-use basis for $1/CPU-hour.

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