AMD Introduces Quad-Core AMD Opteron™ processor

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AMD introduces advanced x86 processor, designed for the demanding datacenter. It delivers breakthrough performance-per-watt. It consists of energy efficiency with a 50 percent increase in integer and floating-point performance, enhanced virtualization performance, and investment protection via a customer-centric approach enabling non-disruptive transitions from dual- to quad-core within the same power and thermal envelopes helps keep infrastructure costs down.  

AMD introduces the Quad-Core AMD OpteronTM processor, designed and manufactured and the first native x86 quad-core microprocessor. Designed from inception for the most demanding datacenters, Quad-Core AMD Opteron processor-based servers from global OEMs and system builders can deliver breakthrough capabilities to customers in a time of dramatically escalating performance-per-watt emphasis.  Quad-Core AMD Opteron processor innovations: energy efficiency with a 50 percent increase in integer and floating-point performance, enhanced virtualization performance, and investment protection via a customer-centric approach enabling non-disruptive transitions from dual- to quad-core within the same power and thermal envelopes helps keep infrastructure costs down.  

 

Quad-Core AMD Opteron processors with Direct Connect Architecture excel in virtualized environments because of the integrated memory controller  for reduced memory latency, and Rapid Virtualization Indexing, a new AMD innovation in AMD VirtualizationTM technology designed to reduce the overhead associated with software virtualization. Rapid Virtualization Indexing takes functionality that was previously performed in software and greatly accelerates it by performing those functions within the CPU to help enable near-real time application performance. It has new ground-breaking technologies enabling impressive results across a suite of benchmarks. Within comparable thermal bands, Quad-Core AMD Opteron processors outperform the competition on several industry-standard benchmarks including: SPECfp®_rate2006, SPEC®int_2006, SPECompM®2001Base, STREAM, Fluent and LS-DYNA. Quad-Core AMD Opteron processors maintain compatibility with the socket and thermal envelopes of Second-Generation AMD Opteron processors to enable a seamless customer upgrade path. AMD's common core strategy empowers customers to scale with one AMD architecture to reduce platform management complexity and increase datacenter uptime and productivity.