[Beowulf] Faulty Single Core Opterons - Can Overheat, Cause Floating Point Errors

Chris Samuel csamuel at vpac.org
Sun Apr 30 04:40:30 EDT 2006


Hi folks,

http://www.amd.com/us-en/0,,3715_13965,00.html

AMD has identified, and subsequently corrected, a test escape that occurred in 
our post-manufacturing product testing process for a limited number of 
single-core AMD Opteron™ processor models x52 and x54. No other single-core 
AMD Opteron processors, and no dual-core AMD Opteron processors, are 
affected.
[...]
You must be operating single-core AMD Opteron x52 (2.6 GHz) or x54 (2.8 GHz) 
processor-based systems, AND you must be running floating point-intensive 
code sequences.
[...]

-- 
 Christopher Samuel - (03)9925 4751 - VPAC Deputy Systems Manager
 Victorian Partnership for Advanced Computing http://www.vpac.org/
 Bldg 91, 110 Victoria Street, Carlton South, VIC 3053, Australia


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