AMD Introduces the World's Most Advanced x86 Processor, Designed for the Demanding Datacenter
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"The new Quad-Core AMD Opteron(TM) processor is exciting for our customers because it is the first native quad-core solution on a single piece of silicon. Further, the improved I/O, core and cache enhancements allow higher performance while consuming less energy. This is exactly what Absoft Fortran customers want for their HPC clusters and high performance workstations. Absoft has been working with AMD to develop new AMD specific optimizations for its latest Absoft Fortran compilers. These newest optimizations show significant speed increases in several areas and will be available to our customers soon. Absoft is committed to further expanding our relationship with AMD and to continue providing our customers with the highest performance available on AMD based computing systems." -Wood Lotz, President, Absoft Corporation
Advanced Clustering Technologies
"We're very excited to see new technology entering the market that fills the gap for many of our clients who require faster clock speeds as well as high memory bandwidth. This advancement offered by AMD will take many of those clients to the next level not only with regards to density, but with overall cluster efficiency." -Shelly (Matthews) Kelley, Vice President of Sales, Advanced Clustering Technologies
"Angstrom's compute hungry customers are looking forward to deploying the Quad-Core AMD Opteron(TM) processor. With our patent-pending cooling technology, Angstrom offers 832 cores per rack, setting the mark for high density liquid cooled AMD server solutions." -Lalit Jain, CEO, Angstrom Microsystems
"We are very excited by the performance of our simulation and modeling software on the new Quad-Core AMD Opteron(TM) processor. Innovation based on simulation is a fundamental part of the product design and development process, and our customers require optimized performance on state-of-the-art microprocessor technologies. Our collaboration with AMD allows us to fulfill those expectations, as the performance metrics we've achieve clearly demonstrate." -Jim Cashman, President and CEO, ANYSYS, Inc.
"Appro XtremeServers and workstations powered by AMD Opteron(TM) processors represent a value proposition based on improved performance and memory availability for traditional high-performance computing (HPC) and commercial applications, while adding reliability and flexibility for our end-users with peak performance and outstanding value. Quad-Core AMD Opteron(TM) processors improve our server's value proposition through an enhanced cache structure designed to boost performance and increase data and efficiency handling, thereby reducing the latency of accessing main memory, especially for compute-intensive multi-threaded applications. In addition, the architecture drastically improves the memory and I/O latency for HPC customers that are using 64-bit applications, and it helps 32-bit applications run faster as well. In the end, the importance of AMD's native multi-core architecture is vital for computational-intensive business productivity." -John Lee, Vice President of Advanced Technology Solutions Group, Appro
" AMD's native quad-core architecture truly helps maximize the price-performance equation. Arima develops server motherboard and barebone products based on Quad-Core AMD Opteron(TM) processors because of our confidence in the substantial benefit to our customers through improved computation performance, bandwidth and performance-per-watt." -LC Tsai, President, Server Business Unit, Arima
ASA Computers, Inc.
"Selecting the right hardware and software is complex; the wrong choice can be quite expensive. That is why our customers come to us for help in choosing the right components for their web, mail, storage or general purpose servers. It's comforting to know that the innovative engineering of ASA Computers matched with the exceptional performance-per-watt and computing capabilities of Quad-Core AMD Opteron(TM) processors can deliver scalable solutions for our customers now and in the future." -Arvind Bhargava, CEO, ASA Computers, Inc.
"The Quad-Core AMD Opteron(TM) processor offers significantly improved performance and scalability, as well as performance-per-watt. We are confident of taking full advantage of these benefits and providing high performance server products to our customers with the new platform and dedicated ASUS solution." -Jerry Shen, Vice President, ASUS
"The convergence of server technology and processor performance will add up to enormous opportunities for business in health care in the remote areas, as well as data interchange and virtual education across a wide range of industries. Information services are another area that can heavily leverage the superior performance of Quad-Core AMD Opteron(TM) processors. Federal, state and local governments are in desperate need of centralizing the control of a balanced and efficient information database. This will enable them to better embrace social concerns and problem-solving law enforcement and finally build a world-class information network." -Dana Chang, Vice President, Atipa Technologies
"During Avnet's 35-year distribution relationship with AMD, we have helped our channel partners be among the first to market with innovative AMD-based solutions. Avnet is collaborating with global and regional original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), systems builder and value-added reseller (VAR) channel partners to prepare them for developing complete solutions based on the new Quad-Core AMD Opteron(TM) processor. We are excited about the market potential for the new processors, and are aligning Avnet's sales and marketing efforts with AMD's to drive growth for channel partners in every region." -George Condon, Senior Vice President, Avnet Embedded Solutions, Avnet Technology Solutions
"We are pleased that AMD is launching its industry-defining native quad-core microprocessors, Quad-Core AMD Opteron(TM) processors. Working seamlessly with Broadcom's industry-leading server I/O chipsets, including the HT-2100 that leverages AMD's Direct Connect Architecture for design flexibility, Quad-Core AMD Opteron processors continue AMD's tradition of energy efficiency, performance and virtualization leadership." -Sean Conlon, General Manager, Chipset and Storage Infrastructure Line of Business, Broadcom
"The new Quad-Core AMD Opteron(TM) processor will further enable our customers to take full advantage of the high scalability - up to 500 users per server in our x64 edition - offered by Citrix Presentation Server. The Quad-Core AMD Opteron(TM) processor will provide increased server scalability and performance benefits so customers can easily expand their application delivery infrastructure to deliver more business applications to more users, while providing greater security and business flexibility at much lower cost. The savings in space, cooling and power make it a solid investment." -Scott Herren, Group Vice President and General Manager, Virtualization Systems Group, Citrix Systems
"Our commitment to support AMD Opteron(TM) processors allows us to deliver innovative solutions that also meet our customers' increasing demands for energy-efficient computing and investment protection. Our latest collaboration with AMD has combined Colfax International's high-performing solutions with the benefits of the industry's first native x86 quad-core processor. Together with AMD, we are focused on providing innovative technologies that matter most to our customers." -Mike Fay, Vice President, Colfax International
"Our customers are already achieving breakthrough results with the Cray XT4 system and quad-core technology will allow them to solve more complex problems faster, doing more accurate simulations. The Cray XT4 system was designed with quad-core performance in mind, and we have seen early examples of excellent scalability and sustained performance with Quad-Core AMD Opteron(TM) processors and our advanced Cray SeaStar(TM) interconnect network. Quad-core will give new customers a big boost in performance and a substantial total cost of ownership win. It will do the same for our current customers at a low incremental cost, extending the useful life of their existing Cray XT3TM and XT4 systems." -Peter Ungaro, President and CEO, Cray
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