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AMD amps up performance-per-watt with new Opteron chip

Advanced Micro Devices has shipped a new Opteron chip that it is pitching as a processor alternative for servers that will be used in cloud computing infrastructure or "hyperscale" data centers.The Six-Core AMD Opteron EE processor operates at just 40 watts average CPU power (ACP), which compares with the 75 watts required by its predecessor.

September 1, 2009 by

AMD rolls out six-core Opteron, aka 'Istanbul'

AMD on Monday introduced its six-core Opteron chip for servers, also known as Istanbul, and positioned it as a value play for data centers looking for an easy way to expand and power efficiency. For AMD, the early launch of Istanbul is a positive development in its battle with Intel.

June 1, 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

IBM System x3455

This is a good choice for compute-intensive applications, but restricted storage and availability options limit its use when it comes to general hosting duties.

February 26, 2007 by

AMD: Sun is on track with Barcelona transition

Sun Microsystems and Advanced Micro Devices engineers are on track with the two companies' server transition to the Barcelona chip, AMD's quad-core Opteron processor, says Phil Hughes, a spokesman for AMD. Hughes adds that it too early to see what impact Sun's choice of Intel for some servers will have on the company.

January 22, 2007 by

Dead-Finger Tech: Sean says the Blackberry Pearl is the best ever but Bret has ideas for RIM

Shortly before having to turn my attention to personal business (after arriving in NYC today), I grabbed a cup of coffee with Sean Mills of Bite Public Relations (pictured left). He does PR for the Opteron folks at AMD and we talked a bit about performance-per-watt benchmarking which is going to be a big theme going into 2007 as both server manufacturers and chip vendors look to prove that their servers (and the chips in them) are "greener" than the next guy's.

December 19, 2006 by

Dell adds AMD-based PowerEdge servers to mix

The big AMD/Dell news is two PowerEdge Dell servers with Opteron processors, following on Dell's use of Opteron's in desktop products. The PowerEdge 6950 is a four-socket server, designed for database applications, server consolidation, virtualization.

October 23, 2006 by

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