AMD to set up joint lab in Shanghai

2008-07-18 03:35:13 GMT       2008-07-18 11:35:13 (Beijing Time)       China Daily

AMD, a leading global provider of innovative processing solutions in the computing industry, yesterday said it would establish a "joint technology laboratory" in Shanghai with Shanghai Supercomputer Center (SSC), to consolidate their cooperation and promote technology application in high performance computing in China.

The new laboratory is designed to work as a platform to enhance the international exchanges and promote the technology application in high performance computing.

The establishment of the new joint laboratory is widely believed to serve as a bridge connecting AMD industrial experts from the US and Canada with their counterparts in SSC.

It is also expected to help nurture more professionals in high performance computing, and will also be a boon to the extensive development of more high performance solutions for AMD native quad-core Opteron processor.

Industry experts said the "joint technology laboratory" would extend the cooperation between AMD and SSC from product level to technology development and application level.

Experts also said they believe the combined efforts made by AMD and SSC has set an example of the process in learning and digesting international advanced technologies to create self-developed innovation.

Such a process is considered by industry experts as having great importance in developing China's high-performance computing industry.

SSC, since it was established in 2000, has provided mass applications processing to a wide range of industries and met their diverse needs.

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