Feeds

AMD's Mustang is dog food

Server chip heads for the knackers yard

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Chimpzilla has brought out the humane killer for its planned Mustang processor. The company declined to comment on the specifics of its demise, but an inability to support a L2 cache bigger than 1MB had called into question its suitability for high-end server use.

Mustang was planned as an enhanced version of the Athlon processor with reduced core size, support for mobile features, lower power requirements and a large on-die L2 cache. The 0.18 micron copper part was aimed at the high-performance server/workstation market, value/performance desktop, and mobile markets.

"Mustang isn't currently on our roadmap," said an AMD representative. "But we think that the AMD-760 MP chipset, with its dual-processor capability, will be an excellent offering for the server market."

Palomino, an enhanced version of Mustang, is now being positioned as both a desktop processor and as being suitable for single processor and SMP servers. ®

Related Stories

AMD to sell out of Athlons in Q4
AMD takes aim at biz markets

Whitepapers

SANS - Survey on application security programs
In this whitepaper learn about the state of application security programs and practices of 488 surveyed respondents, and discover how mature and effective these programs are.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Top three mobile application threats
Learn about three of the top mobile application security threats facing businesses today and recommendations on how to mitigate the 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.