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Inter@ctive Investor: AMD chips fuel new supercomputer, running Linux

Jan 23, 2001, 16:57 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John G. Spooner)

"Advanced Micro Devices on Monday added another Athlon-based supercomputer to its resume. The Sunnyvale, Calif.-based chipmaker announced that the University of Delaware has installed a 128-processor supercomputer based on 1GHz AMD Athlon processors and the Linux operating system."

"The new supercomputer at the university's Bartol Research Institute is AMD's fifth supercomputer. It joins others at the University of Kentucky, the University of Utah and a pair of private companies."

"For AMD's part, the effort marks further inroads from its roots in consumer hardware into the business market. ... While large PC makers offer the Athlon chip in consumer-oriented PCs, they have yet to adopt it for commercial desktops."

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