Wednesday, June 23rd 2010

AMD Announces Opteron 4000 Series Processors, Designed for Hyperscale Data Centers

At the GigaOm Structure Cloud Computing and Internet Infrastructure conference, AMD today announced availability of the new AMD Opteron 4000 Series platform. This is the first server platform designed from the beginning to meet the specific requirements of cloud, hyperscale data center, and SMB customers needing highly flexible, reliable, and power-efficient 1 and 2P systems. This platform is also available for high-end embedded systems such as telecom servers, storage, and digital signage, through AMD Embedded Solutions. Systems from Acer Group, Dell, HP, SGI, Supermicro, ZT Systems, and numerous other channel partners are expected beginning today and in the coming months.
“Until now, customers wanting to build a dense and power-efficient cloud or hyperscale data center had to shoehorn expensive, higher-end solutions into their computing environment, or they had to choose low-power client-based designs that may not have offered the right level of performance and server functionality,” said Patrick Patla, corporate vice president and general manager, Server and Embedded Division, AMD. “With the AMD Opteron 4000 Series platform, these customers now have a server platform that is extremely power- and cost-efficient, allows a high degree of customization, and is also an ideal solution for high-end embedded systems.”

  • Power remains the number one concern in the data center2. The AMD Opteron 4000 Series platform offers four- and six-core performance at less than 6W per core¹, reduces power up to 24% over the previous generation3, and allows more than double the servers within the same power budget as previous generation platforms3.
  • The current business climate means many customers must look closely at capital expenditures and re-evaluate IT budgets. In addition to on-going savings associated with ultra power-efficient platforms, the AMD Opteron 4100 Series processor offers price points as low as $99 and is a no-compromise, trusted server-class processor with full feature sets.
  • The AMD Opteron 4100 Series processor is ideal for custom-designed servers because it allows for smaller heat sinks, power supplies, and fans, as well as low voltage memory to help improve power efficiency. Depending on how the system will be used, customization also allows unnecessary, power-consuming features to be eliminated, further driving cost and power efficiency.
  • This platform is available with embedded industry-standard 5+2 years longevity and provides the power, price, and performance balance required for high-end, commercial-class embedded systems with specific target markets and long product life cycles.
  • While highly flexible, the AMD Opteron 4000 Series platform is chipset-consistent with the 8- and 12-core AMD Opteron 6000 Series platform and is planned to support the new “Bulldozer” core, planned for 2011.
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7 Comments on AMD Announces Opteron 4000 Series Processors, Designed for Hyperscale Data Centers

Is this the first AMD CPU without pins on it? Or am I just way out of the AMD loop?
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Less then 6w per core? thats impressive.

also 8-12core CPU's and the up and coming bulldozer sounds like a win win in these new platforms.
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DanishDevil said:
Is this the first AMD CPU without pins on it? Or am I just way out of the AMD loop?
No skt 1207 also had no pins on the CPU's (FX-70/72 and 74) a few yrs back, 2006 i think?

sorry for double posting
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You can also hit the "Edit" button on your posts (bottom right of each of your posts next to the Multi-Quote and Quote buttons.

And gotcha.
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I hope the pins on future AMD motherboards won't be as flimsy as those on current Intel boards.
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GigaOm Structure Cloud Computing and Internet Infrastructure conference
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I wished they would announce some news in the desktop sector. It just seems that Intel has AMD beat on all fronts with their Core i3/5/7 series. If AMD doesn't lay out a new roadmap soon, I might upgrade to another Intel system, most likely an i7.
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