GENEVA, SWITZERLAND-DECEMBER 19, 2001-AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that DaimlerChrysler AG has implemented a server powered by the AMD Athlon(tm) MP processor 1800+ in its Mercedes-Benz Technology Center (MTC) in Germany. Based on AMD's advanced multiprocessing solution, DaimlerChrysler is utilizing the strength of several hundred AMD Athlon MP processors in one of the largest high-performance Linux clusters in the German automotive industry, to run crash simulations for Mercedes-Benz vehicles.
DaimlerChrysler's crash simulation team selected the AMD Athlon MP processor-based solution because it delivers superior performance and stability on single and dual processor-based servers for enterprise class applications.
"We evaluated many solutions and concluded that the AMD Athlon MP processor-based server was the best choice in terms of performance and stability," said Dr. Johannes Luginsland, manager IT infrastructure for safety and comfort simulation, DaimlerChrysler. "The AMD Athlon MP processor's extraordinary floating point capabilities coupled with AMD's Smart MP technology deliver the superior performance we need for mission-critical supercomputing. Shortened product development processes made possible by gains in computer aided engineering require increasingly demanding simulations that must be carried out in less time. This demands the appropriate computer processing capability."
"DaimlerChrysler's choice reflects the increasing confidence that market-leading multinational companies have in AMD's technology," said Giuliano Meroni, vice president, sales and marketing, AMD Europe. "Superior architectural features like QuantiSpeed(tm) and AMD's Smart MP technology set our solution apart."
The win reflects the growing number of enterprise class customers that are deploying AMD processor-based servers worldwide for their computational needs.
About the AMD Athlon(tm) MP Processor
The AMD Athlon MP processor is a seventh-generation x86 processor designed for high-performance multiprocessing servers and high end workstations. A key advantage of AMD's multiprocessing platform is Smart MP technology, which greatly enhances overall platform performance by increasing data movement between the two CPUs, chipset and memory system. Smart MP technology features dual point-to-point, high-speed 266MHz system buses with Error Correcting Code (ECC) support designed to provide up to 2.1 GB per second per CPU of bus bandwidth in a dual- processor system.
Smart MP technology also has an optimized Modified Owner Exclusive Shared Invalid (MOESI) cache coherency protocol that manages data and memory traffic in a multiprocessing environment.
The new AMD Athlon MP processor features the patented QuantiSpeed architecture, which includes a high performance full-speed cache with hardware data pre-fetch, a fully pipelined superscalar floating point engine, and an exclusive L2 Translation Look-aside Buffer (TLB). The processor also incorporates 3DNow!* Professional technology, which has 51 new instructions that extend AMD's 3DNow! technology, enabling smoother, richer and more lifelike images, more precise digital audio and an enriched Internet experience. The AMD Athlon MP processor is compatible with AMD's stable Socket A infrastructure, and supports DDR memory technology.
AMD is a global supplier of integrated circuits for the personal and networked computer and communications markets with manufacturing facilities in the United States, Europe, Japan, and Asia. AMD, a Fortune 500 and Standard & Poor's 500 company, produces microprocessors, flash memory devices, and support circuitry for communications and networking applications. Founded in 1969 and based in Sunnyvale, California, AMD had revenues of $4.6 billion in 2000. (NYSE: AMD).
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