Feeds

Compaq to intro AMD Sledgehammer servers

Iceberg hits Itanic earlier than expected?

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Top three mobile application threats

Major AMD OEM customers - including Compaq - will introduce Sledgehammer-based servers as early as Q4 this year, it has emerged.

Yesterday we reported that silicon for AMD's 64-bit x86-based answer to Intel's Itanium, which we have decided to codename Iceberg rather than Sledgehammer, is already in the hand of major customers.

Now we understand that product launches from Compaq and other major PC manufacturers who have showed loyalty to AMD and its Athlon product will intro such systems towards the end of this year.

Board and chipset vendors have also received samples of early product from AMD, as the ramp towards multiprocessing servers steadily increases.

For server platforms that come to fruition in this time span, manufacturers need samples now. And they've got them.

Having Compaq back the Iceberg platform is a major coup for AMD, and further reduces credibility for Intel's Itanium processor.

Meanwhile, Newsbytes is reporting that an architecture manager at the Philippine Intel fab has said stepping difficulties with the Itanium has caused it to slip a quarter. You can find this story here. ®

Related Stories

AMD Sledgehammer samples ship
AMD's Sledgehammer Apocalyptic
The Lateness of Intel's Mercedium

3 Big data security analytics techniques

More from The Register

next story
Dropbox defends fantastically badly timed Condoleezza Rice appointment
'Nothing is going to change with Dr. Rice's appointment,' file sharer promises
Audio fans, prepare yourself for the Second Coming ... of Blu-ray
High Fidelity Pure Audio – is this what your ears have been waiting for?
Did a date calculation bug just cost hard-up Co-op Bank £110m?
And just when Brit banking org needs £400m to stay afloat
Sorry London, Europe's top tech city is Munich
New 'Atlas of ICT Activity' finds innovation isn't happening at Silicon Roundabout
MtGox chief Karpelès refuses to come to US for g-men's grilling
Bitcoin baron says he needs another lawyer for FinCEN chat
Zucker punched: Google gobbles Facebook-wooed Titan Aerospace
Up, up and away in my beautiful balloon flying broadband-bot
Apple DOMINATES the Valley, rakes in more profit than Google, HP, Intel, Cisco COMBINED
Cook & Co. also pay more taxes than those four worthies PLUS eBay and Oracle
prev story

Whitepapers

Designing a defence for mobile apps
In this whitepaper learn the various considerations for defending mobile applications; from the mobile application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies needed to properly assess mobile applications risk.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.
Five 3D headsets to be won!
We were so impressed by the Durovis Dive headset we’ve asked the company to give some away to Reg readers.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Securing web applications made simple and scalable
In this whitepaper learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.