Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) and Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co (HPE) said Wednesday they are collaborating on what is expected to be the world's next fastest supercomputer that will be used to test nuclear weapons. The Department of Energy computer, dubbed "El Capitan," will be housed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and is expected to be ten times faster than the most powerful supercomputers today, running at 2 exaflops a second. AMD said the computer will use its Epyc central processing units, Radeon Instinct graphics processing units and its ROCm heterogeneous computing software. The computer is expected to be ready by 2023. AMD shares were up 5.3% at last check, HPE shares were down 4.8%, while the S&P 500 index was up 2.8%. On Tuesday, AMD's stock scored an analyst upgrade ( ), while HPE missed revenue estimates and warned it does not expect revenue growth for the year ( ).
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