AMD donates AMD Opteron™ processors and servers to University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign cluster
Processors will power cluster supporting interdepartmental research
SUNNYVALE, CALIF --
AMD (NYSE: AMD) today donated 12 high-performance servers running 24 AMD Opteron™ processors to the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. The servers will be part of a cluster that will provide an experimental platform for projects conducted by faculty members across the departments of Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering and explore the cost-effectiveness of leveraging computational resources across disciplines.
“By donating AMD Opteron processor-based systems to the University of Illinois, AMD is contributing to the continued advancement of high-performance computing,” said Dirk Meyer, AMD senior vice president, Computation Products Group and University of Illinois alumnus. “The AMD Opteron processor is designed to deliver high-performance solutions for today’s most demanding applications, making it ideal for the compute-intensive applications and research conducted at the UIUC departments of Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering.”
AMD is a long-time supporter of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Professor Wen-mei Hwu will be invested as the first W.J. “Jerry” Sanders III – Advanced Micro Devices Endowed Chair in Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) at a ceremony on March 11. AMD has also sponsored the Jerry Sanders Creative Design Competition at the College’s annual Engineering Open House since the late 1980’s.
About the AMD Opteron™ Processor
The AMD Opteron processor is based on AMD’s eighth-generation processor core, which marked the introduction of the industry’s first 64-bit, x86 technology implementation. This technology preserves companies’ investments in 32-bit applications, while allowing a
seamless transition to 64-bit computing as those companies require. The AMD Opteron processor is designed to deliver high-performance server and workstation solutions for today’s most demanding applications. The processor is scalable, reliable and compatible, which can result in lower total cost of ownership. Key AMD Opteron processor innovations include an integrated memory controller, which reduces memory bottlenecks, and HyperTransport™ technology, which increases overall performance by removing or reducing I/O bottlenecks, increasing bandwidth and reducing latency.
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