Iran Builds Supercomputer from AMD Parts

A0361807.jpgTEHRAN (Fars News Agency)- Despite a ban on US PC hardware, Iranian techs have built an enormously powerful supercomputer from 216 AMD processors.

The Linux-cluster machine has a ‘theoretical peak performance of 860 gig-flops’.

The disclosure, made in an undated posting on the University of Amirkabir’s Web site, brought an immediate response Monday from AMD, which said it has never authorized shipments of products either directly or indirectly to Iran or any other embargoed country.

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