"AMD announced today that The Boeing Company has implemented an
AMD Athlon processor-based supercluster developed by Linux NetworX.
The high performance cluster system, featuring 96 AMD Athlon
processors, is running computational fluid dynamics applications in
support of the Boeing Delta IV Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle
program at the company's Space & Communications division in
Huntington Beach, Calif. Boeing Delta IV engineers tested several
other processor platforms at Linux NetworX facilities before
purchasing the AMD Athlon processor-based cluster. The Delta IV is
the newest class of rockets developed by Boeing that will enter
service in 2002 and will have the capability of lifting satellite
payloads of up to 29,000 pounds into geosynchronous transfer
"The Linux NetworX cluster system and the performance of the AMD
Athlon processor provide an excellent solution that satisfies our
requirements," said Daniel Hart, Director of Systems Engineering
and Integration, Delta IV Launch System Program for Boeing.
"We are delighted The Boeing Company has chosen an AMD
processor-based solution, as this win reflects confidence in AMD's
leading technology at the level of large U.S. enterprises," said
David Somo, vice president of the Americas sales & marketing
group for AMD. "The innovative AMD Athlon processor provides
stability, reliability, and compatibility, as well as excellent
performance for enterprise-level computing. AMD is pleased with the
win, and the successful partnership with Linux NetworX."
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