DaimlerChrysler launches its second AMD Opteron cluster
AMD reported that DaimlerChrysler AG installted the new cluster on AMD Opteron processors in the Mercedes-Benz Technology Center (MTC) in Germany. It´s the second AMD-based cluster installed by DaimlerChrysler during the last three years.
According to the press release, the new cluster will utilize several hundred AMD Opteron processors and will be used in one of the most important testing areas for DaimlerChrysler: the crash-simulation division, where performance, stability and software compatibility are crucial elements. It will be one of the largest high-performance Linux clusters in the German automotive industry.
According to Johannes Luginsland, manager IT infrastructure for safety and comfort simulation, DaimlerChrysler, the previous AMD-based cluster was used for purposes like shortening product development processes and in running compute-intensive simulations.
Thus DaimlerChrysler joined the numbers of enterprises worldwide that are moving to AMD64 technology.
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