AMD Introduces the World's Most Advanced x86 Processor, Designed for the Demanding Datacenter


"The combination of AMD's unique Direct Connect Architecture with Egenera's data center virtualization can deliver first-class performance and memory capabilities for significant advantages in application performance. AMD's native Quad-Core AMD Opteron(TM) processors place all four cores on a single piece of silicon so data can move between cores at full speed for more efficient data sharing, which we believe will help improve performance on memory-intensive applications in virtualized environments. We're pleased to further strengthen our collaboration with AMD to meet the requirements of our enterprise customers by continuing to deliver highly available, cost effective and scalable solutions." -Susan Davis, Vice President, Egenera

Fujitsu Siemens Computers

"In developing the Quad-Core AMD Opteron(TM) 2300 Series processors, AMD has demonstrated forward thinking, not only about the upgrade path to simply introduce the latest and greatest processor to help enable servers to run faster, but the new processors are also innovative in their approach to energy efficiency and virtualization capabilities. Overall, the Quad-Core AMD Opteron processors ensure that Fujitsu Siemens Computers PRIMERY RX330 servers are heavyweight performers for compute-intensive database and virtualization applications in the data center today - and tomorrow." -Jens-Peter Seick, Senior Vice President Enterprise Business, Fujitsu Siemens Computers


"Our customers have been extremely pleased with our previous AMD Opteron(TM) processor-based servers. Once again, AMD is bringing leading-edge technology with significant benefits to our servers and, ultimately, our customers." -Tim Diefenthaler, Senior Director, Professional Product Management, Gateway


"The Quad-Core AMD Opteron(TM) processor enhances existing performance-per-watt capabilities with innovative power management capabilities, and helps increase performance and efficiency of x86 virtualization solutions with enhanced AMD Virtualization(TM) technology. GIGABYTE is happy to collaborate with AMD to offer server solutions powered by the Quad-Core AMD Opteron processor, which will help satisfy our customers' need for high performance processing and low power consumption." -Etay Lee, General Manager of Network and Communication Business Unit, GIGABYTE

HPC Systems, Inc.

"With customer-centric enhancements like Dual Dynamic Power Management(TM) and AMD CoolCore(TM) technology, as well as core and cache enhancements and a native multi-core architecture, Quad-Core AMD Opteron(TM) processors help better address our customers' need for high levels of performance in the same footprint. We primarily serve the scientific computing and research community working on complex problems. The enhancements in the new native Quad-Core AMD Opteron processors are definitely a big step forward in meeting their needs - better performance without the need to revamp their full data center infrastructure like power and cooling. Better performance, out of the box. We are also very excited with the new standards in performance-per-watt capabilities." -Kalyana Chadalavada, Director of Systems Architecture, HPC Systems, Inc.

Inventec Enterprise System Corp.

"We are extremely excited to support the launch of the Quad-Core AMD Opteron(TM) processor. We strive to build solutions based on leading innovative and reliable technology, and by adding AMD's native quad-core processor into our portfolio of offerings, we are able to significantly broaden the choices available to our customers." -N.J. Lee, Sr. VP of Inventec Enterprise System Corp.

Microway, Inc.

"The AMD Opteron(TM) processor is built from the ground up to directly address the demands of the HPC market. Critical features of the processor, like its integrated memory controller and HyperTransport(TM) technology, provide it with a clear advantage over the front side bus-based architecture that has dominated the x86 space for many years. AMD's latest innovation, a native quad-core design with 4 cores on a single die, enables programs that are not memory-bound to take full advantage of the additional processing power. Programs that can dramatically improve in speed include floating point intensive computations, like FFTs, which have high data re-use rates; SMP applications that make frequent calls, including transaction-based business applications; and programs that depend on byte code interpreters like JAVA to carry the work load. Quad-Core AMD Opteron(TM) processors will change the face of high performance computing." -Stephen Fried, President and CTO, Microway, Inc.


"MSI is proud to maintain its strong relationship with AMD by supporting the Quad-Core AMD Opteron(TM) processor launch with a series of new motherboards targeted for the server market. The Quad-Core AMD Opteron processor is designed to offer better performance in the same thermal envelopes as the current generation of AMD Opteron processors. The new server motherboards provide high performance, high stability and an increase in overall product efficiency. MSI continues to drive technology leadership by supporting the first native quad-core processor architecture in the x86-based computing market." -Norman Tsai, Vice President of Enterprise Platform Product Sales Division, MSI


"The strengths of the Quad-Core AMD Opteron(TM) processor mesh very well with the capabilities of SUSE Linux Enterprise as Novell and AMD continue to provide customers with innovative solutions at the front of the market. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1 is the first production-level operating system to support the enhanced virtualization feature of the Quad-Core AMD Opteron(TM) processor, known as Rapid Virtualization Indexing, as we are again one of the first Linux vendors to embrace the newest technologies offered by AMD." -Roger Levy, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Open Platform Solutions, Novell


"We are proud to support the release of AMD's Quad-Core AMD Opteron(TM) processors, a breakthrough native quad-core architecture that continues AMD's tradition of energy efficiency and performance. Quad-Core AMD Opteron(TM) processors combined with NVIDIA nForce Professional 3000-family MCP products will deliver exceptional performance and stability for the most demanding server and workstation applications." -Manoj Gujral, General Manager, Professional MCP Business, NVIDIA


"Our customers look to Oracle and AMD for technology solutions that lower their total cost of ownership. Based on everything we've seen, the new Quad-Core AMD Opteron(TM) processor will play a major role in helping customers achieve their objective of lowering TCO." -Charles Phillips, President, Oracle Corporation


"Over the past four years, AMD and PathScale have collaborated around several common strengths; 64-bit multi-core scalability, outstanding memory bandwidth utilization and optimal settings for a growing array of leading-edge AMD specific architectural features. The PathScale Compiler Suite provides software developers with excellent performance on AMD processors and reduced development time due to outstanding GNU compatibility. In this way, we help our system partners and developers with real-world code to realize the enormous potential in this newest Quad-Core AMD Opteron(TM) processor." -Duncan Poole, Director of Product Marketing, PathScale


"PSSC Labs is pleased to incorporate Quad-Core AMD Opteron(TM) processors in all of our product lines including our PowerWulf Clusters, servers and workstations. AMD's new native quad-core processor offers a tremendous amount of computing power in a very small foot print." -Alex Lesser, Vice President, PSSC Labs

Rackable Systems

"As one of the world's leading providers of AMD processor-based server solutions, Rackable Systems is pleased to offer this next generation of AMD64 technology to our customers. Our award-winning, build-to-order AMD Opteron(TM) processor-based servers enable us to optimize system performance, expand compute density and offer industry-leading performance per watt to our customers at exceptional prices." -Mark J. Barrenechea, President and Chief Executive Officer, Rackable Systems

Rackspace Managed Hosting

"We've found that AMD Opteron(TM) processors are an incredibly reliable platform for customers with multi-threaded applications or heavy database usage. Quad-Core AMD Opteron(TM) processors coincide directly with our GreenSpace initiative of lowering power consumption, which in turn delivers great cost benefits to us that we can ultimately pass on to customers. It is apparent that the processor was designed with virtualization in mind, delivering near native performance on virtualized applications and greatly improving virtualized application performance by allowing virtual machines to manage memory more efficiently." -Nicolas Keller, Director of Platform Products, Rackspace Managed Hosting

Red Hat

"Customers running Red Hat Enterprise Linux Advanced Platform with the included Red Hat Integrated Virtualization for their server environments will greatly benefit from the new Quad-Core AMD Opteron(TM) processors with AMD Virtualization technology. Our testing has demonstrated performance improvements of up to 4 times over earlier virtualized systems due to the benefits of AMD VirtualizationTM with Rapid Virtualization Indexing and optimized drivers. It is clear that now is the time to update your server farms to the latest quad-core AMD based systems running the latest Red Hat Enterprise Linux software." -Scott Crenshaw, Vice President of Red Hat Enterprise Linux Line of Business, Red Hat

Silicon Mechanics

"With enhanced performance and innovative power management capabilities such as AMD's Dual Dynamic Power Management(TM), our customers are eager to realize the benefits of our solutions powered by AMD's first native quad-core processor. Since Quad-Core AMD Opteron(TM) processors operate within the same power and thermal envelopes as dual-core AMD Opteron processors, customers can benefit from quad-core technology without compromising power consumption. It's an exciting upgrade that can increase capabilities without altering datacenter infrastructure." -Dave Bryan, President, Silicon Mechanics

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