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Here's a tactic you don't see used everyday. Rather than just slashing prices across the board, AMD's taking a different approach in an attempt to sell chips despite a worldwide recessions. The newly announced AMD Opteron Upgrade Program includes 2000 series and 8000 series dual- and Quad-Core AMD Opteron processors along with the upcoming six-core processor codenamed “Istanbul.” Wondering what's in it for you and yours?We're told that channel partners and customers can receive up to a 35% discount in price ($50 off 2000 series, $100 off 8000 series) by upgrading the generation of their AMD Opteron processor, providing a fast upgrade path to improve performance and energy efficiency within the... Read more...
Not too long ago, it was Intel demonstrating its newest, hippest family of 32nm Westmere processors; today, it's AMD's turn to strut its stuff. Advanced Micro Devices has just revealed to the public the first video and images demonstrating live migration across three generations of AMD processors on VMware ESX 3.5, including the six-core AMD Opteron processor, often referred to as "Istanbul." For those unaware of the strains in server environments, live migration of virtual machines across physical servers is crucial to providing flexibility for managing data centers. Not to mention the whole thing is just wicked cool to watch. Click for high res imageAMD is also taking this opportunity to highlight... Read more...
We've certainly seen AMD's power-sipping Opteron CPUs find their way into big name servers before, but Advanced Micro Devices seems particularly proud of this launch. The Sunnyvale, California-based chip maker today proclaimed that five of its newest low-power 45nm quad-core Opteron HE processors were now widely available, with the whole lot aiming to "meet the industry's rising demand for low power, cost-saving data center technology."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... Read more...
IBM Unveils Three Energy-Efficient Servers Powered by Quad-Core AMD Opteron Processors - Enterprise Customers have Choice of 28 Quad-Core AMD Opteron processor-based OEM Server Platforms - SUNNYVALE, Calif. — May 28, 2008 — AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced growing industry support for the Quad-Core AMD Opteron processor among global OEMs continues with IBM’s launch of three updated System x servers.  Designed to address customer priorities such as energy efficiency, performance, scalability, and virtualization, the Quad-Core AMD Opteron processor-based servers from IBM offer an exceptional power-efficient platform for today’s most demanding datacenters. “Quad-Core AMD Opteron processor-based... Read more...
Sun Microsystems is a long-time player in the enterprise-level world of servers, software, and services. While the company prides itself on its Java technology, Solaris operating system, and UltraSPARC processors, its true bread-and-butter comes from its servers--including rackmount, x64, blade, enterprise, among other types of servers. Sun's server options seem endless with multi-processor solutions featuring CPU choices from Sun UltraSPARCs, Intel Xeons, and AMD Opterons. Today, Sun's Opteron processor-based options just expanded even more:"AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced enterprise customers now have more choices for rack-mount and blade systems based upon Quad-Core AMD Opteron(tm) processors... Read more...
Quad-Core AMD Opteron(tm) Processor Family Expands with New Low-Power Options- Five New Quad-Core AMD Opteron HE Processors Offering Superior Performance-Per-Watt with Ultimate Energy Efficiency -SUNNYVALE, Calif. - May 12, 2008- AMD (NYSE:AMD) today introduced the industry's first energy-efficient x86 server processors with four processing cores and an integrated memory controller all in a low 55-watt ACP thermal envelope. Blade and rack systems based on five new low-power Quad-Core AMD Opteron(tm) HE (Highly Efficient) processors are now widely available from global OEMs and solution providers."Our new Quad-Core AMD Opteron HE processors were designed to help datacenter managers who see power... Read more...
Dell Now Offering Five Server Platforms Based on Quad-Core AMD Opteron Processors Qualification for VMware Virtualization now Completed; 13 Global OEM Platforms now Shipping SUNNYVALE, Calif. - April 16, 2008 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that Dell Inc. (NASDAQ: DELL) is now offering five server platforms based on high-performance, energy-efficient Quad-Core AMD Opteron(tm) processors. This news follows last week's announcement that Quad-Core AMD Opteron processors are generally available, and brings the number of available global OEM platforms based on the new processors to 13. Additionally, AMD is announcing today that VMware has completed qualification of Quad-Core AMD Opteron processors... Read more...
According to a forum post at the IsoHunt website, the good folks at AMD were nice enough to hook up the admins with a pair of pre-production B3-stepping Opteron 2352 processors, what appear to be the first processors of their type to be "out in the wild".  AMD's B3 stepping is supposed to fix the TLB errata affecting current quad-core Opteron and Phenom processors.  But what's more interesting is that IsoHunt - a site that facilitates piracy - apparently got the processors directly from AMD to power their servers. "I'd like to thank the nice people at AMD for allowing us to have 2 pre-production engineering samples of their Opteron 2352 CPUs. These cpus have been installed in our primary... Read more...
AMD has officially taken the wraps off their new series of Opteron processors today and have released their first native quad-core processor to the wild.  Welcome to the jungle Barcelona.    We cover specific architecture details, processor model numbering, speeds and feeds of the new Barcelona core Opertons and even offer a glimpse of what's on the horizon with AMD’s Shanghai and Sandtiger cores.  Here's a snip from the piece... "In a move reminiscent of their campaign from long ago to debunk the "megahertz myth" with processor performance rating-type model numbers, AMD is announcing a new power consumption metric called "ACP" or "Average CPU Power".  AMD claims historically that they took a... Read more...
There's very little in life that we like more than new product launches drawing near.  We love the hype, testing new hardware, and reporting all of our findings to you.  Of course there are launches, and there are dreaded paper launches.AMD still hasn't officially launched their K10 line of CPUs, but it looks like the official launch date is looming, as it is being reported that AMD has now shipped K10 based Opterons to system builders.  This means that the K10 launch will be a real launch, at least for Opterons.  Hopefully CPUs for other sockets are ready to ship as well. “Although the frequencies of the CPUs haven't been announced, they should be set to a maximum of 2.0 GHz with faster chips... Read more...
While Intel has been touting the energy efficiency of their Core series of CPUs, there have been a few recent tests that suggest certain AMD CPUs might come out on top when compared with similar Intel CPUs.  The results of the latest test show a savings of nearly $100 a year: “Specifically, the independent computer-testing firm announced today that it, in the tests, "the AMD based server used 7.3 to 15.2 percent less power at five different user load levels and 44.1 percent less power while the systems were idle and waiting for work." That translates to annual electricity savings between $20.29 per server and $36.04 per server, depending on the workload, the study concluded. At idle speeds,... Read more...
New AMD OpteronTM Processors Unveiled for Ultimate Datacenter Performance-Per-Watt - The Industry's Most Stable and Energy-Efficient x86 Server Processor Roadmap Expands - Sunnyvale, Calif. -- February 7, 2007 --Delivering on its commitment to industry-leading datacenter performance and performance-per-watt, AMD (NYSE:AMD) today announced availability of new AMD OpteronTM processor models in both highly efficient (68 watt) and mainstream (95 watt) thermal envelopes. Highest Energy Efficiency AMD has expanded the breadth of its low-power solutions with AMD Opteron processor Models 1218 HE, 2218 HE and 8218 HE. Designed to offer industry-leading performance-per-watt at only 68-watt maximum... Read more...
Cray XT4 Supercomputer Debuts With Petascale Capability Significant Backlog of Large Orders System Built on Cray XT Infrastructure Represents a Milestone for Cray's Adaptive Supercomputing Vision... SEATTLE, WA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 13, 2006 -- Cray Inc. (NASDAQ: CRAY) today announced the availability of its next-generation massively parallel processing (MPP) system, the Cray XT4TM supercomputer. The powerful new supercomputer, previously code-named "Hood," is designed to easily and efficiently scale to a peak performance of more than one petaflops (1,000 trillion floating-point operations per second). The Cray XT4 supercomputer debuts with several large system orders announced... Read more...
On the heels of its announcement yesterday of adding Quad-Core Intel Chips to their lineup, Dell is now announcing systems based on the AMD Opteron processor. This looks like a major push from the PC manufacture to expand its line and offer a wide variety of solutions to fill a variety of market opportunities. Dell has announced two new PowerEdge servers that features: the PowerEdge 6950 and PowerEdge SC1435. The Dell PowerEdge 6950 is a four-socket server designed for demanding enterprise applications such as database, server consolidation, and virtualization, as well as migration efforts from legacy RISC-based systems. The PowerEdge SC1435... Read more...
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