Advanced Micro Devices is rolling out a low-cost, low-power Opteron chip aimed at Web hosting and cloud computing environments.
The Opteron 3200 family, which is being shown this week at the World Hosting Day event in Germany, is AMD’s latest effort to gain greater traction in the booming hosting and cloud markets, where businesses are looking for small, good-performing and highly energy-efficient servers.
It also dovetails with AMD’s announcement last month of its intentions to spend $334 million to buy SeaMicro, which makes microservers using low-power x86-based chips and its own fabric interconnect architecture. SeaMicro currently makes systems using Intel’s Atom processors, but it’s expected AMD will migrate them to its own Opteron chips.
The new Opteron 3200 family—which includes three chips that offer four to eight cores, speeds ranging from 2.7GHz to 3.7GHz, thermal design power of 45 to 65 watts, and various AMD-developed power-saving technologies, such as Turbo Core and PowerNow—will give Web hosting companies a low-cost option when considering microservers, according to John Fruehe, director of product marketing for AMD’s server group.
The US company for micro-chips and technology AMD, reported that is working over the version of 16-core processor Interlagos. The 32-nanometers chip will be used for server machines of the company. AMD Interlagos 16-core will increase highly the server productivity and will give quite better performance for the heavy loaded computers. Interlagos is based on the architecture of Bulldozer and consumes as much as Opteron Magny Cours. With the new development, AMD will compete the largest rival – Intel, in producing of server processors. AMD demonstrated the abilities of the chip Interlagos into the server Supermicro 1U with 2 x 16-core processors and GPGPU accelerators. The system was tested with work of application for rending POVRay and gave really great results.
AMD to Prolong Lifespan of Current Opteron Server Platform
Advanced Micro Devices has cancelled its multi-core Opteron server chips code-named Sepang (up to 10 cores) and Terramar (up to 20 cores) that were supposed to be launched in 2012. Moreover, the company decided to keep the existing server platform for its 2012 - 2013 server refreshes, which means that AMD-based machines will not support numerous new features.In the 2012 - 2013 timeframe AMD plans to release Opteron code-named Abu Dhabi microprocessor with up to 16 Piledriver cores for 4-socket servers, Seoul central processing unit with up to 8 Piledriver cores for 2-socket servers as well as Delhi chip with up to 8 Piledriver cores for 1-socket servers. All the new CPUs will fit into existing socket G34, socket C32 and socket AM3+ and will therefore bring no improvements on the platform level. The new processors will be made using 32nm SOI process technology at Globalfoundries. Both chips are currently expected to arrive in the second half of the year.
The AMD Opteron 6134 dedicated server option is no longer available due to CPU availability through our normal channels. In its place we now have two new single-socket 8-core dedicated server options: the AMD Opteron 6136 2.4GHz and Opteron 6128 2.0GHz. Any orders in progress for a 6134 will automatically upgraded to a 6136 at no cost.
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