Wednesday, April 9th 2008

First Eight OEM Platforms Featuring Quad-Core AMD Opteron Processors Now Available

Delivering new levels in performance scalability, virtualization performance and energy efficiency, AMD announced customers can get the Quad-Core AMD Opteron processor today in systems from HP as well as other system providers. The recently-launched HP ProLiant G5 platforms represent the first of many systems that are expected to be available in the coming weeks from global OEMs and system builders based on the Quad-Core AMD Opteron processor.


“HP has experienced unparalleled success over the past four years in bringing AMD Opteron processor-based platforms to commercial customers of all sizes,” said Randy Allen, corporate vice president and general manager, Server and Workstation Division, AMD. “HP continues to respond to customers who see the benefit in our unique Direct Connect Architecture with some of the industry’s most innovative designs. These latest ProLiant servers are a major leap forward and take advantage of the increased performance, energy efficiency and sophisticated virtualization and power management enabled by the Quad-Core AMD Opteron processor.”

"We are proud to be the first OEM to market with Quad-Core AMD Opteron processor-based servers. Customers with demanding applications and those deploying virtualization can choose from the widest range of AMD Opteron processor-based HP ProLiant servers including blade, rack and tower platforms to efficiently manage the required workloads," said Paul Gottsegen, vice president, marketing, Industry Standard Servers, HP. "Our ability to deliver superior price:performance has been a driving factor that's led customers to vote with their wallets and make HP ProLiant the highest selling brand of AMD Opteron processor-based servers today."

HP and AMD set New Performance Records
The new systems include the HP ProLiant DL385 G5 which set a new performance record for 2-socket, x86-based SPECfp_rate20061. The HP ProLiant DL585 G5 set a new performance record for 4-socket, x86-based systems in TPC-C Price/tpmC2. Also, the HP ProLiant BL685c G5 server set a new record for SPECfp_rate20063 performance in four-processor configurations. Full performance results for Quad-Core AMD Opteron processors can be found at http://www.amd.com/opteronperformance. Information on HP’s new Quad-Core AMD Opteron processor-based systems can be found at http://www.hp.com/go/virtualIT or http://www.hp.com/go/proliant.Source: AMD
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8 Comments on First Eight OEM Platforms Featuring Quad-Core AMD Opteron Processors Now Available

#1
sotelomichael
get in there AMD, remind us all of the breakthrough beginnings! (they really need to pull a rabbit out of their hat!) And get those people their jobs back!!!
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#2
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Pretty cool. Not too many better ways to get your name out than with the number 1 pc maker in the world :p
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#3
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
I wonder whose dick amd had to suck to get the deal with HP :P J/k
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#4
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
to little too late.
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#5
Dangle
How about a nice Desktop CPU.
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#6
eidairaman1
by: FreedomEclipse
I wonder whose dick amd had to suck to get the deal with HP :P J/k
Ahem, AMD has been partnered with HP for probably longer than you have been alive
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FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
by: eidairaman1
Ahem, AMD has been partnered with HP for probably longer than you have been alive
Ahem. as you can see i was being sarcastic - it really doesnt bother me if AMD & HP have been in bed with each other since i was in nappies

but the real question here is.....


Why does HP deserve all the praise???? there are MANY OEM builders/retailers. that run AMD chips in their builds & 'bring them to the public' why the motherfudge is HP so special that it deserves a mention???
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#8
mullered07
by: FreedomEclipse
Ahem. as you can see i was being sarcastic - it really doesnt bother me if AMD & HP have been in bed with each other since i was in nappies
lmao touche lol now keep it clean kiddies,

this is good news for amd, like to see them get back into the war with intel and get some of thbat marketshare back, be good to see these puppies available for retail and see how they compare to there desktop counterparts if there anything like the old opteron vs X2' then i can see these being very popular on here :toast:
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