HPCwire, a leading source for global news and information covering high performance computing (HPC), bestowed two awards on AMD in this year’s Readers' and Editors' Choice Awards.
AMD took home the Readers’ Choice Award for Best HPC Collaboration Between Government and Industry for its work with IBM and Los Alamos National Laboratory on a hybrid supercomputer based on both IBM/Sony/Toshiba-designed Cell chips and AMD Opteron™ processors. HPCwire gave AMD its Editors’ Choice Award for Best Price/Performance HPC Hardware Solution for the AMD Quad Core Opteron processor.
The awards were announced at the Supercomputing 2007 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis in Reno, Nev. The HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards, a permanent annual feature of the publication, represent an objective snapshot of the entire HPC ecosystem. For the Readers' Choice category, winners are determined by hundreds of readers who responded to an online poll. The Editors' Choice awards are chosen by votes of an advisory group of recognized luminaries, contributors and editors in high performance computing.
Over the last several years, AMD has been a consistent presence on the awards list, most recently winning a spot on the "Top 5 Companies to Watch in 2007." In addition, on the most recent TOP500.org list of the world’s highest performing supercomputers, dual-core AMD Opteron processors powered three of the Top 10 clusters - all systems from HPC powerhouse and long-time AMD technology partner, Cray.