by April 9, 2010 0 comments

New Delhi: AMD announces availability of a new server platform featuring the 8- and 12-

core x86 processor for the high-volume 2P and value 4P

server market. The AMD Opteron 6000 Series platform addresses the needs of server customers today – workload-specific

performance, power efficiency, and overall value – while delivering more cores and more memory for less money. As AMD

claims, 8- and 12-core server processors performs at up to two times the level of AMDs previous generation 6-core processors, including an 88 percent increase in integer performance4and a 119 percent increase in floating point performance.

The new AMD Opteron 6000 Series platform features include

enhanced integrated memory controller supporting four channels of DDR3 memory. 33% percent more memory channels per

processor than competitive 2P solutions, 50% higher DIMM capacity compared to previous generations, AMD 5600 Series chipset

with I/O virtualization capability,HyperTransport
3.0 technology and PCI Express 2.0. Also, the new AMD Opteron platform is chipset- and socket- compatible between 2P and

4P and will be compatible with the planned processors based on the next-generation AMD server processor core,code-named “Bulldozer”.

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1. Getting to the ‘Core’ of Processors

2. Intel’s Dunnington Six-core Processor

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