AMD Low-Power Opteron HE CPUs Find Server Homes
All five of the CPUs operate at 55-watt ACP (Average CPU Power) and tout clock speeds between 2.1GHz and 2.3GHz. According to AMD, server platforms based on the Opteron HE CPU can offer "up to 20 percent lower idle power compared to similarly configured competing systems." As of now, the chips are ready for order in eight server systems from HP and a few systems from Rackable Systems; firms such as Dell and Sun are expected to join the festivities later this quarter.
If, for whatever reason, these five just aren't doing it for you, AMD has also made known that "even lower ACP processors" should be out in the second quarter of this year in order to tackle the "unique demands of cloud computing environments."