Across a single platform, AMD can address the need for more cores and greater scalability with the new Six-Core AMD Opteron processor and offer a cost- and power-efficient solution with Quad-Core AMD Opteron processors. Systems based on Six-Core AMD Opteron processors are expected to be available beginning this month from leading OEMs including Cray, Dell, HP, IBM and Sun Microsystems, along with support from motherboard and infrastructure partners. HE, SE and EE versions of the Six-Core AMD Opteron processor are planned for the second half of 2009.
“Based on close collaboration with our customers, we believe there is a clear value shift changing the economics of the server market,” said Patrick Patla, vice president and general manager, Server and Workstation Business, AMD. “The new Six-Core AMD Opteron processor meets the increasing need for a combination of low total cost of ownership, superior performance-per-watt and scalability. Simply put, Six-Core AMD Opteron processors deliver top-line performance that’s bottom-line efficient.”
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1 Based on internal measurements at AMD performance labs as of May 12, 2009. 4 x Six-Core AMD Opteron™ processors (“Istanbul”) Model 8435 in Tyan Thunder n4250QE (S4985-E) motherboard, 32GB (16x2GB DDR2-800) memory, SuSE Linux® Enterprise Server 10 SP1 64-bit (measurements taken with HT Assist enabled vs. HT Assist disabled).
2 ZT Systems 1224R Datacenter Server, HT1, 16GB (4x4GB DDR2-800) memory, 80GB SATAII SSD, 400W Sparkle Power Int’l LTD SPI4001UG power supply, Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 Enterprise SP1 64-bit.
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