Here we go again. AMD's latest server roadmappromises six and then 12 core delights. Sorry, but given AMD's current track record of over-promising and under-delivering, color me doubtful.
This is a perfect example of what I was saying yesterday about AMD. While the marketing machine is hyperventilating over technologies that are more than an arm's reach away, when it comes to actually delivering these goods in a timely manner (and the timeliness window for processors is shrinking daily - a 3 to 6 month delay can be disastrous) AMD is notorious for its failure to deliver.
Also, this jump from six to 12 cores that AMD is promising, maybe it's me but that sounds gimmicky. AMD is good at packaging arguments for triple-core processors and jumps from six to 12 cores as being "what out customers want." I'm certain that AMD is trying to carve out a market with such statements.
I'm going to second Larry Dignan's challenge to AMD: Don’t tell us what you’re going to do. Show us.