AMD ha ampliato la propria offerta di processori orientati al mercato enterprise Opteron con il lancio delle nuove famiglie AMD Opteron 6200 (cfr. la prima foto) e AMD Opteron 4200, tipicamente indicate anche con i nomi in codici pari a "Interlagos" e "Valencia" rispettivamente.
I nuovi processori sono basati sull'architettura "Bulldozer" che prevede l'integrazione nello stesso die di un numero massimo di core pari a 16 (cfr. la seconda foto); in accordo al chip designer, i nuovi Opteron assicurano un boost prestazionale massimo pari a circa l'84% rispetto agli altri processori per server di pari fascia commerciale. Inoltre, AMD esalta anche la banda del canale che supporta l'interazione dei chip con la memoria centrale, incrementata fino al 73%.
Database, Vrtualization, Cload e Web sono gli ambiti principali a cui i nuovi Opteron sono dedicati.
AMD ha anche annunciato il lancio, nel corso del 2012, della linea di cpu AMD Opteron 3000, finalizzata all'equipaggiamento dei sistemi server low-power; la prima cpu Opteron 3000, il cui nome in codice è "Zurich", sarà basata sull'architettura "Bulldozer" e sul socket AM3+. Il suo arrivo sul mercato si concretizzerà nella prima parte del prossimo anno.
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AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced immediate launch and availability of its AMD Opteron 6200 and 4200 Series processors (formerly code-named "Interlagos" and "Valencia"). The new AMD Opteron processors are designed to give enterprises:
- Better performance for business with up to 84 percent higher performance
- Increased scalability for Virtualization with up to 73 percent more memory bandwidth, enabling servers to host more virtual machines and also handle increasing workloads
- More efficient economics for the Cloud with half the power per core , requiring 2/3 less floor space and up to 2/3 lower platform pricev
"Our industry is at a new juncture; virtualization has provided a new level of reliable consolidation and businesses are now looking to the cloud for even more agility and efficiency. We designed the new AMD Opteron processor for this precise moment," said Paul Struhsaker, corporate vice president and general manager, Commercial Business, AMD. "The wait for the most anticipated new product and architecture for servers is over. Leading OEMs are now offering cloud, enterprise and HPC customers a full suite of solutions based on the industry’s most comprehensive server processor portfolio, the new AMD Opteron family of processors which deliver an inspired balance of performance, scalability and efficiency."
AMD also announced the expansion of its 2012 roadmap with the addition of the new AMD Opteron 3000 Series platform. The AMD Opteron 3000 Series platform is targeted to the ultra-dense, ultra-low power 1P Web Hosting/Web Serving and Microserver markets. The first processor will be the 4-8 core CPU code-named "Zurich", expected to ship in the first half of 2012. "Zurich" is based on the "Bulldozer" architecture and leverages the new Socket AM3+. The AMD Opteron 3000 series offering is designed for hosting customers who require dedicated servers for their customers. These cloud and web hosting customers appreciate the cost savings associated with a lower cost infrastructure, yet still want to deploy a server-class product with reliability and security features and server OS certification.
IT customers of all sizes can today take advantage of new servers based on the engineering and business advantages of AMD’s new "Bulldozer" architecture, which has been engineered for the leading datacenter workloads. Systems from Acer, Cray, Dell, HP, IBM and many additional channel and motherboard partners are expected on the market in the coming days and weeks.
AMD is also introducing embedded server processors designed for high-end embedded systems such as storage, telecommunications and networking infrastructure. These models are planned to be available to match the embedded market’s longevity need.
Key Facts, Performance and Technical Detail
- 89 percent greater performancevi than the most popular server processorvii from the competition at the same priceviii
- An extremely comprehensive processor portfolio scaling from 4- to 16-cores
- Unmatched power efficiency with power envelopes that are consistent with previous generation platforms and as low as 4.375W per core
- Up to 24 percent to 84 percent better performance on key cloud, virtualization and HPC workloadsix
- Highest 2P server TPCC scorex
- Lower cost per virtual machine (VM)xi
- Up to 4 memory channels with up to 1600 MHz memory
- The only x86 processor to support ultra-low voltage 1.25v memory
- Supports up to 12 DIMMs per CPU for up to 384GB memory per CPU
- Up to Four x16 HyperTransport technology (HT3) Links at up to 6.4GT/s per link
Together, these new features allow AMD to deliver unparalleled performance, scalability and efficiency for highly threaded workloads like HPC, database, virtualization, and especially, the emerging web and cloud market.
Full performance details can be found at www.amd.com/opteronperformance or read about the latest here.
Source: AMD Press Release