SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/12/12 -- AMD  (NYSE: AMD) announced today it has been recognized as a leader in high performance computing (HPC), receiving two awards from HPCwire : a Readers' Choice Award for 'Best HPC Collaboration between Government and Industry' and an Editors' Choice Award for 'Top Five Vendors to Watch.' These awards further underscore AMD's leadership position in supercomputing with its AMD Opteron processor family and its recent addition of the high performance AMD Opteron 6300 Series  processor.
AMD technology is used in many of the world's leading supercomputers, including the new Oak Ridge National Labs "Titan" supercomputer, the top ranked supercomputer  in the world according to the recently released Top500 Supercomputer Sites list. AMD was also recently awarded $12.6 million by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as a part of the Extreme-Scale Computing Research and Development Program . This program aims to enable exascale computing and advance simulation-based scientific discovery by performing up to one quintillion calculations per second -- roughly one thousand times faster than today's fastest available supercomputers.
"AMD is committed to high performance computing with our AMD Opteron processors, AMD FirePro graphics processors  and ecosystem support," said John Gustafson, AMD's senior fellow and chief product architect, Graphics Business Unit. "We are honored to be selected by both the readers and editors of HPCwire for the work we've been doing to expand the boundaries of computational power. AMD has a long track record of powering high performance computing, and we are continuing to create supercomputing solutions that help solve difficult scientific challenges in many different fields."
HPCwire Readers' and Editors' Choice Awards are determined through online polling of the global HPCwire audience for the Readers' Choice Awards, combined with a rigorous selection process for the Editor's Choice Awards, where winners are selected by a panel of editorial and executive staff, recognized HPC luminaries and contributing editors from across the industry.
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