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AMD cranks up Opteron clocks

Advanced Micro Devices is firing off the first salvo in the ongoing x64 war between Intel and itself, revving up its high-end Opteron 6100 processors to try to get a bit more market share. The crank on the eight-core and twelve-core "Magny-Cours" processors, which debuted last March, is not huge, so don't get too excited. AMD …
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HP embiggens ProLiant x64 server line

HP is not only launching two Xeon 7500 servers and three Opteron 6100 servers – as we told you it would - it's also previewing five other machines, which are due during the second half of the year. Some of these machines – particularly the high-end boxes using Intel's eight-core Xeon 7500 processors, which are the ProLiant …
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HP preps (more) Opteron 6100 racks and blades

June will see the debut of HP's ProLiant rack and tower servers using Advanced Micro Devices' twelve-core "Magny-Cours" Opteron 6100 processors. It looks like HP's server geeks are going to be busy at the Tech Forum 2010 customer and partner event in Las Vegas later this month — in addition to the Opteron 6100 boxes, El Reg …

AMD claims no premium for four-way chips

With Intel finally on par with Advanced Micro Devices in terms of CPU performance, memory bandwidth and basic server architecture, AMD is left to keep even or slightly ahead on performance and compete aggressively on price. And with the launch of the "Magny-Cours" Opteron 6100 processors today, which make use of AMD's own …
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AMD draws x64 battle lines with 'Magny-Cours'

With AMD's launch of its "Magny-Cours" Opteron 6100 processors today, another battalion in the x64 War of 2010 is moving into position, opposite the field from Intel's "Westmere-EP" Xeon 5600s. Tomorrow, Intel will roll out its big-gun "Nehalem-EX" Xeon 7500s, and in the second quarter, AMD will move its entry "Lisbon" Opteron …
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Reseller exposes Opteron 6100 speeds and prices

Ohio computer components reseller Provantage accidentally let slip pricing information for the forthcoming "Magny-Cours" eight- and 12-core Opteron 6100 series of processors for two- and four-socket boxes. The Opteron 6100s, as El Reg readers well know, are due to be launched on March 29, to be followed up the next day by …
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Server makers prepping for Opteron 6100s

In direct response to a story published earlier this week by The Register regarding the OEM support for the upcoming dozen-core "Magny-Cours" Opteron 6100s and related chipsets, Advanced Micro Devices has been compelled to blog that there are indeed tier one server makers working away on servers that will use the new chip. AMD …
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AMD: OEMs primed for Opteron 6100s

This being the week when Intel is rolling out its six-core Xeon 5600 processors for the workhorse two-socket server market, it's a little tough for rival Advanced Micro Devices to get some attention. But the "Westmere-EP" hubbub is starting to die down, and AMD thought this was a good time to remind everyone that it has its own …
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Intel preps new Xeons for March 16 launch

The word on the street is that chip maker Intel will finally get around to launching its new Xeon processors on March 16, and AMD will follow up with its new Opterons sometime near the end of the month. Let the marketeering begin. It is unclear at this time if Intel will launch both the six-core "Westmere-EP" processors for …
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AMD's 'Magny-Cours' Opterons surface on eBay

If you can't wait until the end of March or so to get your hands on the dozen-core "ys" Opteron 6100 processors due from Advanced Micro Devices, then some cagey system builders have a deal for you out on eBay. Oakville Mehlville Services, a service provider based in St Louis, Missouri, has put four of the Socket G34 processors …
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AMD preps for two-fisted two-socket catfight

AMD is hoping that its next move in the server space will bring it success in the massive two-socket market. In a conference call with reporters and analysts after his company released its fourth-quarter 2009 financial results, AMD president and CEO Dirk Meyer cited figures that identified the two-socket arena as where "75 to …
Rik Myslewski, 22 Jan 2010
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AMD cuts to the core with 'Bulldozer' Opterons

IT shops buy current products, but they always have their eyes out one or two generations to assure themselves they aren't buying into a dead-end product. Which is why makers of chips and other components that go into systems as well as system makers themselves are forced to talk about the future when what they really want to do …
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Super Micro primes 'Magny-Cours' Opterons

SC09 Super Micro may not be a name-brand, tier-one server maker, but it's the motherboard and whitebox maker behind scads of tier two, three, and four server sellers around the globe. And that's because Super Micro gets out in front - and stays there - whenever a new technology is coming to market. A year ago, at the SC08 …
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Appro: HPC's all about the GPUs

SC09 In the supercomputer racket, you can be a niche player, a volume server maker with some HPC smarts, or a carcass that one of the other two feasts on. As a boutique supplier of high performance parallel clusters, Appro International has to use every weapon it can get its hands on to distinguish itself from IBM, Cray, and …
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AMD unmasks Opterons of servers future

It's financial analyst day at chip designer and seller (but no longer wafer baker) Advanced Micro Devices, and that's reason enough for the company to divulge a few more details about its future Opteron processors and related chipsets and platforms, due early next year. First of all, the official names of the processors. The " …
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AMD demos live Magny-Cours migration

Now that virtualization has become a key driver of x64 server sales, the ability to live-migrate workloads from machines using older chip generation to newer and future ones is important to data centers - which is why AMD's latest nerd porn demonstrates its Opteron architecture performing inter-generational migrations. The …
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AMD pulls forward six-shooter Opteron cannon

AMD is picking up the pace for its six-core, Istanbul family of Opteron processors, saying it will ship the chips to paying customers in May with server OEM partners shipping in June. That brings the Istanbul chips ahead by several months and gives AMD a chance to leapfrog Intel in the two-socket server space, where Intel has …

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