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AMD: First Barcelona Systems Set to Ship in April

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  1. malware New Member

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    The first systems running Advanced Micro Devices Inc.'s new quad-core Barcelona chip are expected to hit the market in April, AMD executives said today. Pushing the delayed processor out into the market will give the company a boost in what has been a lagging competition with rival Intel. Kevin Knox, vice president of AMD's commercial business reported that a series of hardware vendors, including Hewlett-Packard Co., IBM, Sun Microsystems Inc. and Dell Inc., will be launching Barcelona-based servers between now and the end of the second quarter. "We're pretty excited about that because it opens us up to a market we hadn't played heavily in before," said Knox, acknowledging that Barcelona is four to six months late because of the Transition Lookaside Buffer (TLB) bug in all Barcelona and Phenom chips. Now after the B3 stepping is finally starting to ship, AMD is gradually starting to place Barcelona chips in major server brands.

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    Oh dear, they found a TLB in a CPU. That's unexpected.

    Ha-ha.
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    Thank stars, they fixed the server-grade chips with the bug...imagine if companies using bugged Barcelona chips sued AMD for damages caused due to the bug during high-uptime operations. Actually they did ship bugged Barcelona chips which either went out of stock or were recalled.
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    So... when can I buy my tri-core? :p
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    I thought they were already shipping these :roll:

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