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Dell PowerEdge R415

The PowerEdge R415 is a scalable yet affordable AMD Opteron-based 1U server. Beware, though, that this budget server can quickly turn costly if you pile on the options.

August 31, 2011 by

Supermicro servers consume 6 watts per core

Energy-efficiency innovation isn't limited to the big-name hardware vendors. System builder Super Micro Computer has updated its server portfolio with a series that is optimized for the new Socket C32 AMD Opteron 4100 Series processors and comes with highly efficient power supplies.

July 19, 2010 by

Verari blades now handle six-core AMD Opteron processor

The scalable BladeRack 2 X-Series blade server line from Verari Systems now supports the long-delayed six-core Opteron technology from Advanced Micro Devices. The chips are engineered to provide up to 30 percent more performance, depending on the application, while running within the same thermal envelope as BladeRack 2 systems configured with the quad-core edition.

June 1, 2009 by

AMD Istanbul: Field Upgrade Only If Your Hands are Nimble

The newly-launched AMD Opteron 24xx and 84xx server CPUs have six processor cores. Unlike Intel's Nehalem, which requires entirely new and unproven mainboards, systems, chipsets and sockets, the "Istanbul" is based on existing, mature AMD chipsets and uses the existing 1207-pin Socket F, allowing current Quad-Core Opteron systems to be field upgraded rather than requiring entirely new server purchases.

May 31, 2009 by

AMD launches more energy efficient server chips

AMD on Monday delivered latest installment of its 45 nanometer quad-core Opteron line--a high efficiency extension of its flagship server chips.The company said that five Opteron HE processors are available in servers from HP and Rackable with Dell, Sun and others due later in the first quarter (statement, Techmeme).

January 25, 2009 by

AMD announces low-power quad-core chips

Advanced Micro Devices announced the availability of low-power quad-core Opteron processors this morning for servers.The new HE (high-efficiency) processors have a thermal envelope of 55 watts, compared to higher thermal envelopes of 105 watts or 75 watts for other AMD quad-core server processors.

May 12, 2008 by

AMD doubters persist; Are they right this time?

With AMD's launch of its latest greatest Opteron server chip--formerly codenamed Barcelona--one of the biggest questions is whether lightning can strike twice.The first lightning strike came when AMD (all resources) launched the Athlon line and became a legitimate desktop player.

September 13, 2007 by

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