SUNNYVALE, CALIF. – JUN. 21, 2004 – AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that 30 AMD Opteron(tm) processor-based systems are listed among the world’s highest-performing supercomputers, as determined by the TOP500 Organization ( Building on an impressive debut on the TOP500 list in November 2003, AMD Opteron processor-based systems appear three times among the top 20 on the most recent list.

The AMD Opteron processor launched in April 2003 to the anticipation of both the high performance computing (HPC) and enterprise IT communities and is the only server/workstation processor to feature AMD64 technology with Direct Connect Architecture.