Feeds

AMD readies second-generation quad-core Opteron

After 'Barcelona', 'Shanghai'

Mobile application security vulnerability report

AMD will release 'Shanghai', an "enhanced" version of its recently demo'd 'Barcelona' quad-core Opteron processor family, early on in 2008, the chip maker revealed yesterday when it published a server roadmap that was also notable for the absence of FB-DIMM technology and, indeed, DDR 3.

At least in public, AMD reckons DDR 2 will do the job for the foreseeable future - out into early 2009, on the basis of the roadmap. Just as current Opteron 1xxx, 2xxx and 8xxx CPUs use DDR 2, so too will Barcelona and 'Budapest', the future quad-core Opteron for single-processor systems. Barcelona and Budapest should appear mid way through 2007. The Budapest product marks part of AMD's big shift to HyperTransport 3, an event that's a defining point here and in its desktop and mobile roadmaps.

Shanghai is down as Barcelona's successor, but it appears that Budapest will continue out into 2009, backed, like its fellow Opterons, by chipsets from Nvidia and Broadcom.

AMD didn't say too much about Barcelona and Budapest, but the latter's almost certainly very similar to the top-of-the-line quad-core desktops coming out at roughly the same time. So it's likely to have 2MB of L3 cache shared among the four cores, each of which will have its own L2 cache. ®

Boost IT visibility and business value

More from The Register

next story
iPad? More like iFAD: We reveal why Apple fell into IBM's arms
But never fear fanbois, you're still lapping up iPhones, Macs
For Lenovo US, 8-inch Windows tablets are DEAD – long live 8-inch Windows tablets
Reports it's killing off smaller slabs are greatly exaggerated
Cheer up, Nokia fans. It can start making mobes again in 18 months
The real winner of the Nokia sale is *drumroll* ... Nokia
Microsoft unsheathes cheap Android-killer: Behold, the Lumia 530
Say it with us: I'm King of the Landfill-ill-ill-ill
Seventh-gen SPARC silicon will accelerate Oracle databases
Uncle Larry's mutually-optimised stack to become clearer in August
EU dons gloves, pokes Google's deals with Android mobe makers
El Reg cops a squint at investigatory letters
Apple orders huge MOUNTAIN of 80 MILLION 'Air' iPhone 6s
Bigger, harder trouser bulges foretold for fanbois
prev story

Whitepapers

Designing a Defense for Mobile Applications
Learn about the various considerations for defending mobile applications - from the application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies.
How modern custom applications can spur business growth
Learn how to create, deploy and manage custom applications without consuming or expanding the need for scarce, expensive IT resources.
Reducing security risks from open source software
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Consolidation: the foundation for IT and business transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.