AMD announces Opteron 6000 server platform

30 Mar 2010

With partners including HP, Dell and Acer semiconductor firm AMD has announced a new server platform that has the world’s first 8- and 12-core x86 processor for the high-volume 2P and value 4P server market.

AMD says the new Opteron 6000 Series platform has the industry’s only 8 and 12-core server processors that perform at up to two times the level of its previous generation 6-core processors with 88pc of an increase in integer performance and 119pc of a performance boost in floating point performance.

“The AMD Opteron 6000 Series platform signals a new era of server value, significantly disrupts today’s server economics and provides the performance-per-watt, value and consistency customers demand for their real-world data-centre workloads,” said Patrick Patla, vice-president and general manager, Server and Embedded Divisions, AMD.

The Opteron 6000 Series has 33pc more memory channels per processor than other 2P solutions on the market and new power management features include a C1E power state for conserving energy in idle mode.

No pricing information has been released on the new platform yet but AMD has said that it represents 2more memory for less money.”

By Marie Boran