Tuesday, March 20th 2012

AMD Launches New Platform for Dedicated Web Hosting Providers

AMD today announced the latest solution as part of its ongoing Web/Cloud initiative with the launch of the new AMD Opteron 3200 Series processor. Dedicated Web hosting customers seeking enterprise-class reliability have a new choice that delivers:

- Great value with up to 38% better price performance and up to 19% less power per core than the competition;
- ECC memory and server reliability features at a low price-point;
- Fast hardware payback -- in as few as 7 months hosting fees can cover hardware costs -- up to 14% quicker than with the competition;
- Efficient economics for the Cloud with twice the core density per rack.


"In today's economic environment, dedicated hosting providers need their data centers to become profit centers faster than ever," said Patrick Patla, corporate vice president and general manager, Commercial Business, AMD. "With the new AMD Opteron 3000 Series platform, Web and Cloud customers no longer have to compromise with desktop-class platforms in order to hit certain price points. Now they have all the benefits of a true server-class product at desktop-class price points. This helps rapidly-growing hosting customers achieve fast payback in their incredibly dense, power-efficient environments."

Since the launch of its new core server architecture, and AMD Opteron 4200 and 6200 Series processors last November, AMD unveiled a disruptive server strategy and intentions to leverage its leading graphics IP while driving down the power in future SoC offerings. As part of accelerating this, AMD recently announced it had entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Cloud pioneer SeaMicro.

Today AMD has delivered on its promise of a low-power, single-socket solution that brings server functionality with desktop economics. The AMD Opteron 3000 Series platform is targeted to the dense, power efficient 1P Web hosting/Web server market. Available in either 4- or 8-core CPUs, the AMD Opteron 3200 Series processor is shipping today in platforms from MSI, Tyan, Fujitsu and Dell. Based on the "Bulldozer" core, the AMD Opteron 3000 Series platform leverages Socket AM3+ and provides customers with the cost savings associated with a "desktop-like" infrastructure, yet still offers server-class reliability, enterprise-class silicon validation/testing, security features and server OS certification.

"AMD is a great partner, and we're excited about the new AMD Opteron 3200 Series CPU. It allows us to create a custom design for our DCS customers, and deliver a compelling combination of performance and energy efficiency," says Dell Data Center Solutions' Steve Cumings. "As the leader in the Density-Optimized market segment, we require focused partner technology within industry standards -- and this is a good fit for our customers."

Key Facts, Performance and Technical Detail

- 45 W to 65 W TDP
- 2.7 GHz base frequency, up to 3.7 GHz frequency using AMD Turbo CORE technology
- 4- and 8-core options
- 2 DDR3 memory channels supporting ECC UDIMM
- 1333, 1600, 1866 MHz memory speed
- Supports 1.5V, 2Rank
- Up to 32 GB memory capacity
- Supports up to 2 DIMMs per memory channel
- Total Cache: 16 MB for 8-core, 8 MB for 4-core
- L2 Cache: up to 8 MB total
- L3 Cache: up to 8MB total
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18 Comments on AMD Launches New Platform for Dedicated Web Hosting Providers

#1
AvonX
hmm interesting TDPs.
I wonder if this means something good for future releases.
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#3
ironwolf
by: Thefumigator
G34 or C32?
Right in the press release:
Based on the "Bulldozer" core, the AMD Opteron 3000 Series platform leverages Socket AM3+
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#4
Ferrum Master
Bizzare move...

Someone put them under liquid nitrogen FFS :rockout:
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#5
trickson
OH, I have such a headache
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#6
suraswami
AMD following the socket 939 days? Desktop FX and Opty on same socket config?
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#7
eidairaman1
Looks Good, I wanna see comparison of this with the FX at same clock rate since the FX can be adjusted multiplier and FSB, see if the Opterons are just FX Chips

by: Cristian_25H
AMD today announced the latest solution as part of its ongoing Web/Cloud initiative with the launch of the new AMD Opteron 3200 Series processor. Dedicated Web hosting customers seeking enterprise-class reliability have a new choice that delivers:

- Great value with up to 38% better price performance and up to 19% less power per core than the competition;
- ECC memory and server reliability features at a low price-point;
- Fast hardware payback -- in as few as 7 months hosting fees can cover hardware costs -- up to 14% quicker than with the competition;
- Efficient economics for the Cloud with twice the core density per rack.

http://www.techpowerup.com/img/12-03-20/amd_opteron_3200_01_thm.jpg

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"In today's economic environment, dedicated hosting providers need their data centers to become profit centers faster than ever," said Patrick Patla, corporate vice president and general manager, Commercial Business, AMD. "With the new AMD Opteron 3000 Series platform, Web and Cloud customers no longer have to compromise with desktop-class platforms in order to hit certain price points. Now they have all the benefits of a true server-class product at desktop-class price points. This helps rapidly-growing hosting customers achieve fast payback in their incredibly dense, power-efficient environments."

Since the launch of its new core server architecture, and AMD Opteron 4200 and 6200 Series processors last November, AMD unveiled a disruptive server strategy and intentions to leverage its leading graphics IP while driving down the power in future SoC offerings. As part of accelerating this, AMD recently announced it had entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Cloud pioneer SeaMicro.

Today AMD has delivered on its promise of a low-power, single-socket solution that brings server functionality with desktop economics. The AMD Opteron 3000 Series platform is targeted to the dense, power efficient 1P Web hosting/Web server market. Available in either 4- or 8-core CPUs, the AMD Opteron 3200 Series processor is shipping today in platforms from MSI, Tyan, Fujitsu and Dell. Based on the "Bulldozer" core, the AMD Opteron 3000 Series platform leverages Socket AM3+ and provides customers with the cost savings associated with a "desktop-like" infrastructure, yet still offers server-class reliability, enterprise-class silicon validation/testing, security features and server OS certification.

"AMD is a great partner, and we're excited about the new AMD Opteron 3200 Series CPU. It allows us to create a custom design for our DCS customers, and deliver a compelling combination of performance and energy efficiency," says Dell Data Center Solutions' Steve Cumings. "As the leader in the Density-Optimized market segment, we require focused partner technology within industry standards -- and this is a good fit for our customers."

Key Facts, Performance and Technical Detail

- 45 W to 65 W TDP
- 2.7 GHz base frequency, up to 3.7 GHz frequency using AMD Turbo CORE technology
- 4- and 8-core options
- 2 DDR3 memory channels supporting ECC UDIMM
- 1333, 1600, 1866 MHz memory speed
- Supports 1.5V, 2Rank
- Up to 32 GB memory capacity
- Supports up to 2 DIMMs per memory channel
- Total Cache: 16 MB for 8-core, 8 MB for 4-core
- L2 Cache: up to 8 MB total
- L3 Cache: up to 8MB total
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#8
Norton
WCG-TPU Team Captain
by: eidairaman1
Looks Good, I wanna see comparison of this with the FX at same clock rate since the FX can be adjusted multiplier and FSB, see if the Opterons are just FX Chips
It says it is setup as a server class chip- may end up in a nice lower power 24/7 WCG cruncher in my office.

They may not exactly be FX chips but they will share the same ancestors. AFAIK FX was a server chip design to begin with.
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#9
AvonX
I bet it will be the same thing as the piledriver high end chip :p
The difference with this one its just that is lower clocked.
I would just get one of these and water cool it,and clock the crap out of it. :p
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#10
eidairaman1
by: Norton
It says it is setup as a server class chip- may end up in a nice lower power 24/7 WCG cruncher in my office.

They may not exactly be FX chips but they will share the same ancestors. AFAIK FX was a server chip design to begin with.
What im saying is if the performance numbers are considerably better than FX on the same Motherboard FX could be a problematic chip. if Numbers are the same then FX and Opteron 3200 are server chips per se
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#11
AvonX
I think they have improved ipc on this chip.
But i am not 100% sure.
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#12
eidairaman1
perhaps as to why they are clocked lower than any FX chip
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#13
AvonX
no they are lower clocked cause it is a web server part.
That is why they have 45w and 65w tpd.
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#14
theoneandonlymrk
Ipc wouldnt be that much better , thats probably due to the low Tdp and expected users loading ,plus to differentiate them from higher parts in meatier racks
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#15
AvonX
by: theoneandonlymrk
Ipc wouldnt be that much better , thats probably due to the low Tdp and expected users loading ,plus to differentiate them from higher parts in meatier racks
True but i said they have improved ipc cause i have seen it somewhere.
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#16
Super XP
by: AvonX
I think they have improved ipc on this chip.
But i am not 100% sure.
Trinity based Piledriver cores should be 30% faster than what we have today CLOCK 4 CLOCK... The GPU part of it should be more than 50% performance improvement.
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#17
AvonX
by: Super XP
Trinity based Piledriver cores should be 30% faster than what we have today CLOCK 4 CLOCK... The GPU part of it should be more than 50% performance improvement.
Its not for sure 30% but don't forget that this server chip is not based on piledriver,its still based on bulldozer.
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#18
AvonX
I am talking about this chip now here.Not piledriver based.
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