Monday, April 27th 2009

AMD Demos 48-core Opteron Server

Having recently made its plans with the server market public, AMD demonstrated a 4-socket server featuring four 12-core, next-generation Opteron processors. That's 48 cores in all. The company has pulled its six-core Istanbul Opteron processors' launch from H2 2008 to Q2 2008, and is set to launch its Opteron 6000 series processors based on the "Magny Cours" architecture in 2010.

Processors in the series come with 8 or 12 cores. The company seems to be ready with a few of these, enough to put together a 4-socket demo system. While AMD did not run any benchmarks on the system, it managed to draw some attention due to the fact that there hasn't been so much parallelism in a 4-way server till date. On the course of its 2010 launch, the company may hold more demonstrations, perhaps with benchmarks to show how the platform compares to competing solutions from rival Intel. The "Magny Cours" processor will be the first in line for the company's G34 "Maranello" platform for AMD Opteron 6000 series processors with up to 16 cores, 4 sockets, and quad-channel memory interfaces per socket. The 16-core processor in the making is slated for 2011, is based on the Bulldozer architecture, and will be built on the 32 nm process.

Source: Heise c't Magazin
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17 Comments on AMD Demos 48-core Opteron Server

#1
Assassin48
Does any one have an estimated price?

Can these chips be used as a benching platform?

Dont know any thing about server chips
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#2
BrooksyX
by: Assassin48
Does any one have an estimated price?

Can these chips be used as a benching platform?

Dont know any thing about server chips
I think these chip would be useless for benching. I think they are more geared toward handling massive amounts of data.
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#3
ShadowFold
Can it ru.. Nevermind. I know it can't lol
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#4
FordGT90Concept
"I go fast!1!11!1!"
Yup, only really useful for running databases and virtualization (cloud computing).
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#5
[I.R.A]_FBi
by: ShadowFold
Can it ru.. Nevermind. I know it can't lol
Cryostasis?
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#7
qwerty_lesh
by: [I.R.A]_FBi
Cryostasis?
lmao! close enough hey.

I must say, quad chan memory, wow. I'd <3 to get me some of that!
I winder if a 24core Nehalem Xeon would give this thing a run for its money :laugh:
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#8
DrPepper
The Doctor is in the house
by: qwerty_lesh
lmao! close enough hey.

I must say, quad chan memory, wow. I'd <3 to get me some of that!
I winder if a 24core Nehalem Xeon would give this thing a run for its money :laugh:
It would sure as hell cost less but I doubt it even with hyperthreading.
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#9
captainskyhawk
wow -- didn't know they already had working examples of 12-core chips... :eek:
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#10
h3llb3nd4
awesome!:D
I wonder what Intel will do now:D
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#11
TreadR
It will probably debate... HT is better than Real Men... ahm... Cores! :roll:
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#12
oli_ramsay
I wonder how many FPS this would get on 3dm06's CPU test.
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#13
DrPepper
The Doctor is in the house
by: oli_ramsay
I wonder how many FPS this would get on 3dm06's CPU test.
2 :( Apparently its locked to 2 fps.
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#14
h3llb3nd4
darn! then this is useless to us:(
only for business use urg!
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#15
DaJMasta
WE NEED MOAR CORES!



Nice to see the doublings are happening so fast... took forever from 1 to 2, a couple years from 2 to 4, 6 is coming soon, and 12 already has working samples.



Now how long before we get 48 cores in a desktop? Or maybe a netbook :D
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#16
Imsochobo
a 32 core nahelem would fight it, 4 8 cores, talking pure mathematic calculations, rough though.

a 6 core would be almost like a quad nahelem.
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