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AMD Enables OEMs to Offer Quad-Core Upgradeable Platforms
Posted by Ken Farmer, Wednesday August 16 2006 @ 01:34PM EDT

AMD Enables OEMs to Offer Quad-Core Upgradeable Platforms to Reduce Total Cost of Ownership and to Improve Performance-per-Watt in Datacenters

AMD today introduced its Next-Generation AMD Opteron(TM) processor family, featuring industry-leading performance-per-watt and outstanding virtualization capabilities. As the only x86 server processor with planned upgradeability to native quad-core within the same thermal design power envelope, Next-Generation AMD Opteron processors are designed to enable customers to increase computing capacity without altering datacenter infrastructure. Improving upon what already is recognized as a standard-bearer for energy-conscious microprocessor architecture design, new platforms based on Next-Generation AMD Opteron processors will be offered in record numbers from global original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).

"Customers trust AMD for critical server applications, as evidenced by our record Q2 2006 AMD Opteron processor sales, and in 2006, AMD expects to double the number of AMD Opteron processor-based systems offered from global and regional tier-one OEMs," said Randy Allen, corporate vice president, Server and Workstation Division, AMD. "Today's announcement represents continued innovation along the customer-directed path we blazed years ago; we provide the complete x86 processor architectural standard for others in the industry to emulate and have planned a seamless upgrade path to quad-core processors."

In addition to launching its Next-Generation AMD Opteron processors, AMD also announced the completion of the design, or tape-out, of its native Quad-Core AMD Opteron processors. Quad-Core AMD Opteron processors represent another concrete example of the benefits from AMD's overarching strategy to introduce new technologies with minimal customer disruption for maximum value. AMD plans to deliver to customers in mid-2007 native Quad-Core AMD Opteron processors that incorporate four processor cores on a single die of silicon.

Next-Generation AMD Opteron(TM) Processors Introduced with Record OEM Design Wins and Native Quad-Core Upgrade Path SUNNYVALE, Calif.--Aug. 15, 2006--

Quad-Core AMD Opteron processors are expected to be electrical-, thermal- and socket-compatible with the Next-Generation AMD Opteron processors introduced today. This long-term approach means AMD customers can benefit from a consistent and common architecture that scales to meet changing needs and escalating demands, and from the ability to select quad-core ready platforms today. The consistency and stability offered by Next-Generation AMD Opteron processors also enhance the potential benefits to OEMs, system-builders and semiconductor companies who elect to innovate on the AMD64 architecture via the AMD Torrenza initiative. Torrenza capitalizes on the Direct Connect Architecture and HyperTransport(TM) technology advantages of the AMD64 architecture to enable other processor and hardware providers to innovate within a common ecosystem. The enhanced capabilities and innovation options now available through the extensible system bus via the HTX connector with new AMD Socket F (1207) compatible processors serve as the infrastructural underpinnings for advancing AMD64 as the x86 open innovation platform.

Next-Generation AMD Opteron processors represent the very latest products based on AMD's innovative Direct Connect Architecture, the industry's first architecture to deliver x86-based 32- and 64-bit computing and to reduce traditional front-side bus bottlenecks, offering customers processing core consistency and stability across 1-, 2-, 4- and 8-way systems. Additionally, with only two sockets for SMP planned over a seven-year period, AMD is delivering a growth strategy for its customers who want simplicity, longevity and stability across products and platforms for their datacenters.

Power Efficiency and Blade Server Leadership Continues

Power consumption continues to be one of the top concerns for managing today's datacenters. AMD Opteron processors address this concern by providing customers with industry-leading overall power-efficiency and can deliver significant performance gains over single-core AMD Opteron processors while operating in the same thermal infrastructure. The Next-Generation AMD Opteron processors will further define a new standard in performance-per-watt with outstanding PowerNow!(TM) capabilities and energy-efficient DDR2 memory support, while maintaining a consistent maximum 95-watt thermal design power envelope. Thanks to the memory capacity offered with AMD's Direct Connect Architecture, customers can have the memory performance they require with DDR2 and avoid the premature use of memory technologies that are not yet at an optimal price-to-performance ratio and that require more power.

The power efficiencies delivered by Next-Generation AMD Opteron processors, combined with an ever-increasing number of blades offered by tier-one OEMs, continue to define AMD Opteron processors as powering optimum blade platforms. AMD Opteron processor-based blades make up more than 50 percent of HP's x86 blade server platforms. IBM brought the LS20 AMD Opteron processor-based blade to market in 2nd quarter 2005 and recently expanded its offerings to include the industry's first "snap-in" scalable, 2- to 4-socket blade that allows customers to scale their business in mere seconds -- doubling the processing capacity. AMD Opteron processors are at the foundation of Sun's re-entry into the x86 blade server market with its innovative Sun Blade 8000 modular system, which combines the high-performance of rackmount servers in a more power-efficient blade environment.

X86 Virtualization

The combination of AMD Virtualization(TM) technology and Direct Connect Architecture provides a balanced approach to enhanced virtualization performance. AMD Virtualization is designed to extend AMD's Direct Connect Architecture by providing additional silicon-based features to allow a hypervisor (the component in a native virtualization scenario that manages the partitioning of the processor) to easily support guest operating systems. The integrated DDR2 memory controller on Next-Generation AMD Opteron processors enhances virtualization and provides efficient isolation of virtual machine memory for improved security and support of virtual users. AMD Virtualization was developed in collaboration with AMD's enterprise-focused OEM partners and ISVs currently shipping commercial virtualization software such as Microsoft, Novell, VMware and Xen.

Widespread Hardware Partner Support

Today, the industry's leading original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) announced support for Next-Generation AMD Opteron processors.

Today's announcement marks Sun's continued support of AMD Opteron processors in its Sun Fire(TM) and Sun Ultra(TM) x64 servers and workstations, including the Sun Fire X2100 M2 server, Sun Fire X2200 M2 server and the Sun Ultra 20 M2 Workstation. Sun has revamped and expanded its entire x64 AMD Opteron processor-based server, workstation and High Performance Computing (HPC) product lines with AMD's Next-Generation AMD Opteron processors. Sun Microsystems continues to be the only AMD partner who offers a complete solution of hardware and the Solaris(TM) 10 Operating System (OS) pre-installed on every system shipped, while still offering professional services and software solutions. The Solaris 10 OS sits at the core of many datacenter applications and supports more than 680 x86/x64 platforms.

"AMD understands that our customers don't want to adapt to a new infrastructure every time a new processor is introduced, which can translate into headaches for end users," said Lisa Sieker, vice president of marketing for the Systems Group at Sun. "With Next-Generation AMD Opteron processors powering Sun's extensive line of x64 systems, we're able to bring our customers the continued advancements they need to meet their datacenter challenges, with a stable migration path to quad-core and beyond."

HP will add Next-Generation AMD Opteron processors to the HP ProLiant DL385 and DL585 rack-optimized servers and the HP ProLiant BL25p, BL45p, BL465c and BL685c server blades as well as future workstations.

"Our strong, global relationship with AMD is built upon a commitment to deliver advanced technologies and high-performing platforms that meet the ever-changing demands of enterprise customers," said Paul Miller, vice president, marketing, Industry Standard Servers and BladeSystem Division, HP. "Given HP's success of delivering superior system performance and best-run server infrastructures through a broad array of power efficient enterprise-class platforms with AMD Opteron processors, we plan to support Next-Generation AMD Opteron processors in our server and workstation product lines."

IBM, one of the first vendors to ship Next-Generation AMD Opteron processor-based platforms, is supporting the new processors in the five new System x and BladeCenter servers it now offers for business performance computing - a new compute model that leverages high performance computing capability to more effectively meet general business needs, such as business intelligence, enterprise resource planning and more.

"IBM was the first global OEM to market with AMD Opteron processor-based systems in 2003. The growth of our portfolio of AMD-based systems, coupled with our leadership innovation in IBM X-Architecture, will provide customers with the broadest arsenal of leading-edge x86 systems," said James Gargan, vice president, IBM System x. "IBM has invested in a complete line of differentiated offerings based on Next-Generation AMD Opteron processors. With these platforms, customers will uniquely be able to achieve their business objectives for performance, total cost of ownership and power management. IBM's CoolBlue datacenter power management and optimization initiative, including PowerExecutive software, and innovations like Xcelerated Memory Technology, will give customers the ability to get the most from their datacenter with these new systems."

Systems based on Next-Generation AMD Opteron processors are also being announced today by a host of other manufacturers, including Egenera, Rackable Systems, Supermicro and others.

Model Numbers, Pricing and Availability

Starting with Next-Generation AMD Opteron processors, AMD will move to a 4-digit model number system. The new model numbers will continue to feature a 1, 2 or 8 in the first position to represent the scalability of each processor while adding a 2 in the second position, representing the second socket generation.

Model numbers will be as follows:

-- Up to 1P = 12xx. Socket AM2

-- Up to 2P = 22xx. Socket F (1207)

-- Up to 8P = 82xx. Socket F (1207)

Next-Generation AMD Opteron processor Model 8218 is priced at $2,149 in 1,000-unit quantities and the Model 2218 is priced at $873 in 1,000-unit quantities. The Next-Generation AMD Opteron processor Model 1218 is priced at $749 in 1000-unit quantities. The Next-Generation AMD Opteron processor Model 8220 SE is priced at $2,649 in 1,000-unit quantities, Model 2220 SE is priced at $1,165 in 1,000-unit quantities, and Model 1220 SE is priced at $899 in 1,000-unit quantities. For additional pricing information, please see www.amd.com/pricing. For more information on Next-Generation AMD Opteron processor model numbers, please see www.amd.com/opteronmodelnumbers. For more information on the sixth AMD Enterprise Online Event, featuring IBM's energy-efficient server portfolio and Novell's Open Enterprise, go to www.amd.com/enterpriseevent.

About the AMD Opteron(TM) Processor

Today, 90 percent of the top 100 and more than 55 percent of the top 500 of the Forbes Global 2000 companies or their subsidiaries rely on AMD Opteron(TM) processor-based systems. Single- and Dual-Core AMD Opteron processors deliver exceptional performance and performance-per-watt to the market because they are built on AMD64 technology with Direct Connect Architecture, innovated to reduce bottlenecks inherent in traditional front-side bus architectures and enable a more efficient approach to computing.

About AMD

Advanced Micro Devices (NYSE: AMD) is a leading global provider of innovative microprocessor solutions for computing, communications and consumer electronics markets. Founded in 1969, AMD is dedicated to delivering superior computing solutions based on customer needs that empower users worldwide. For more information visit www.amd.com.

Extensive Industry Support for Next-Generation AMD Opteron(TM) Processors

@Xi Computer Corp.

"@Xi is committed to our professional clients. They come to us because of our reputation for designing and manufacturing some of the fastest CAD and DCC workstations and servers in the industry. With Next-Generation AMD Opteron(TM) processors, we will be able to maintain and reinforce our tradition of unsurpassed performance and 64-bit scalability at a reduced total cost of ownership, ensuring our commitment to deliver excellence." -Sam Corralz, Vice President of Engineering, @Xi Computer Corp.

Accelerated Servers

"Next-Generation AMD Opteron(TM) processors are designed to provide world-class performance for our clients. As a result, they can work to fulfill their critical missions without compromising total cost of ownership." -Eric Moore, Vice President, Accelerated Servers

Alienware

"The ready-for-anything MJ-12 8550a demonstrates why Alienware's MJ-12 line has earned such a strong customer following from designers and engineers to game developers. When you combine AMD's proven technologies and undisputed performance-per-watt leadership with the most innovative graphics, hard drive, and memory solutions, you have a surefire winner for professionals in any field, and that's what we have created with the MJ-12 8550a." -Mark Vena, Vice President of Marketing, Alienware

Angstrom Microsystems

"Angstrom's compute hungry customers can take full advantage of Next-Generation AMD Opteron(TM) processors in one of the densest cluster-friendly form factor available today. With our patent-pending cooling technology, Angstrom enables scaling of high volume deployments with the most current processors AMD has to offer." -Lalit Jain, CEO, Angstrom Microsystems

Appro

"The Next-Generation AMD Opteron(TM) processor enhances existing performance-per-watt capabilities with energy-efficient DDR2 memory, and helps protect data center investments with AMD Virtualization(TM) support and a quad-core ready socket. Appro is happy to collaborate with AMD to offer Next-Generation AMD Opteron processor-based server clusters and workstation solutions. Combining customer focus with technology leadership means we can bring better solutions to market that are instrumental in making our customer's business successful." -Daniel Kim, CEO, Appro

ASA Computers

"Selecting the right hardware and software is complex; the wrong choice can be quite expensive. That is why our customers come to us for help in choosing the right components for their Web, mail, storage or general purpose servers. It's comforting to know that the innovative engineering of ASA Computers matched with the exceptional performance-per-watt and computing capabilities of the Next-Generation AMD Opteron(TM) processor will deliver scalable solutions for our customers now and in the future." -Arvind Bhargava, CEO, ASA Computers

Atipa Technologies

"Temperatures are down while performance figures are up. As a performance-oriented company, Atipa is especially concerned with performance bottleneck issues when bringing new hardware to the table. Furthermore, we see the need for long term, sustained and balanced investment in both hardware and software when customers acquire a Linux cluster. The launch of Vision servers supporting Next-Generation AMD Opteron(TM) processors introduces an innovative concept in computing by providing significantly better performance for floating-point applications." -Mike Zheng, President, Atipa Technologies and Microtech Computers

Broadcom

"As a strategic partner of AMD, Broadcom is pleased to be a part of AMD's Next-Generation AMD Opteron(TM) processor launch. Broadcom's proven server chipset architecture provides unparalleled design flexibility and scalability to complement AMD's Direct Connect Architecture, extending its leadership position in technological innovation in the server I/O chipset space. We look forward to many other fruitful collaborations with AMD in the future." -Wei-Ai Tai, Director of Marketing for Broadcom's Server I/O Chipset Line of Business

Citrix

"We are excited about the improved server scalability and performance benefits that the Next-Generation AMD Opteron(TM) processor can bring to our customers. The 64-bit version of Presentation Server takes user density to new heights - up to three times as many users per server. The 64-bit AMD Opteron processor enables IT to expand their Presentation Server deployment to more business applications and additional user groups at a much lower cost. The new platform will enhance end-user experience and further enable customers to take full advantage of the cost benefits offered by Citrix Presentation Server." -Scott Herren, Group Vice President and General Manager, Citrix

Computer & Control Solutions, Inc.

"CCSI leads the industry in designing Thermally Correct(TM) servers from the ground up with our unique Wind Tunnel(TM) cooling systems. Recent events around the world have served to emphasize the importance of having more energy efficient computer systems for both operational cost savings and overall system reliability. AMD has made a significant contribution to power conservation and thermal management with AMD PowerNow!(TM) technology, that in combination with CCSI's cooling technology can result in even greater total cost of ownership savings by reducing both maintenance and air conditioning expense." -Rockney Alavi, President, Computer & Control Solutions, Inc.

Colfax International

"From one generation to the next, Colfax International is committed to offering our customers industry-leading solutions based on the latest AMD technology that deliver exceptional value, performance and investment protection. Today's new server and workstation line, featuring Next-Generation AMD Opteron(TM) processors, further amplifies performance and efficiency and provides our customers with a seamless upgrade path to protect their investment." -Mike Fay, Vice President, Colfax International

Egenera

"Egenera Processing Blade configurations based on Next-Generation AMD Opteron(TM) processors will deliver a new standard in performance-per-watt efficiency and expanded x86 virtualization capabilities - benefits that are top-of-mind with our enterprise, government and service provider customers. We believe AMD's new processors offer meaningful advances across the spectrum - from power efficiency to total cost advantages - and we're pleased to be extending our collaboration with AMD for joint customers' benefit." -Susan Davis, Vice President, Egenera

Fabric7

"The Next-Generation AMD Opteron(TM) processor is one of the key innovations that has enabled Fabric7 to deliver scalable x86 servers as a powerful alternative to the expensive, proprietary chip sets entrenched in the RISC/Unix space. The AMD Opteron processor allowed us to create an entirely new architecture for the enterprise server, fabric computing. AMD's continued innovation in performance, total cost of ownership and advanced virtualization based on the Direct Connect Architecture and HyperTransport(TM) technology are key elements in the fabric computing value proposition, greatly enhancing the flexibility, scalability and compelling economics of our Q160 and Q80 servers." -Sharad Mehrotra, CEO, Fabric7

HPC Systems

"Next-Generation AMD Opteron(TM) processors make significant strides in advancing performance-per-watt and x86 virtualization leadership. The combination of DDR2 compatibility and support for upcoming quad-core processors will prove invaluable to users in the high performance computing field. At the same time, the new virtualization features will allow far better utilization and management of computer resources by system administrators." -Jim Bowen, Director, Systems Engineering, HPC Systems

Inventec Enterprise System Corp.

"We are announcing today our support for Next-Generation AMD Opteron(TM) processors with our new server offerings, the IR2400 and IR2500. These new rack-mount servers offer a very strong portfolio of high-quality, reliable and stable server solutions that deliver outstanding performance-per-watt to our customers," said Banks Chen, Marketing Director, Inventec Enterprise System Corp. "Designed with uncompromising quality control, our advanced dual-core solutions are ideal for the most critical of applications." -Banks Chen, Marketing Director, Inventec Enterprise System Corp.

Kingston Technology Company

"This is a significant development for Kingston, combining cutting-edge memory technology with the latest in processors. Kingston's ValueRAM DDR2 Registered ECC memory technology combined with Next-Generation AMD Opteron(TM) processors offer the perfect solution for consumers demanding leading price-performance, reduced operational costs, and the best in processor and performance memory." -Mark Tekunoff, Senior Technology Manager, Kingston Technology Company

Linux Networx

"Linux Networx is committed to providing customers with Linux Supersystems that deliver new levels in price/performance value without compromising total cost of ownership. We are excited to be able to leverage Next-Generation AMD Opteron(TM) processors in our LS Series of Linux Supersystems and to continue our strong collaboration with AMD." - Bo Ewald, CEO of Linux Networx

Microway

"AMD's enhancements to its industry-proven AMD Opteron(TM) processors further ensure the value that our customers count on for budget-sensitive high performance computing needs, all without compromising performance. Having a second core on the die enables programs that are not memory-bound to take full advantage of additional processing power and applications like floating point intensive computations, SMP applications that make frequent calls, transaction-based business applications, and programs that depend on byte code interpreters to carry the work load can dramatically improve in speed. Microway strongly believes Next-Generation AMD Opteron processors will change the face of high performance computing." -Stephen Fried, President and CTO, Microway, Inc.

Monarch Computer

"We are truly excited about the enhancements to our Empro 2 line of servers made possible by the Next-Generation AMD Opteron(TM) processor. With industry-leading performance-per-watt capabilities and advanced leadership in x86 virtualization, AMD helps lower the total cost of ownership and improve the business capabilities of our customers. Monarch's Empro 2 customers will greatly benefit from the combination of AMD's proven technologies and our expert engineering, quality of products, and custom tailored support packages." -Trey Harris, Founder, Monarch Computer

NextComputing

"With Next-Generation AMD Opteron(TM) processors, NextComputing's customers can expect increased performance-per-watt and compute-intensive capabilities in a mobile solution. Our latest FlexTop offering reinforces our mission statement to provide ever-improving functionality and flexibility in its small, portable workstation designs." -Bob Labadini, President and CTO, NextComputing

NVIDIA

"NVIDIA is excited to deliver platform solutions that set the standard for performance, scalability and power efficiency while complementing the advantages brought forth by AMD Opteron processors. Next-Generation AMD Opteron processors with support for DDR2 memory combined with the new NVIDIA nForce Professional 3000 series MCPs can enable even higher levels of server computing performance as well as compelling virtualization capability to the enterprise data center." -Manoj Gurjal, General Manager of Server and Workstation MCP Business at NVIDIA

Open Source Systems

"We are very excited about the performance enhancements of the Next-Generation AMD Opteron(TM) processor, with energy-efficient DDR2 memory and outstanding AMD PowerNow!(TM) technology capabilities. With planned seamless upgradeability to quad-core made possible with Socket F (1207), we are able to provide a stable computing platform on a consistent power roadmap, delivering the outstanding performance that our customers deserve." -Jared Giles, Director of Marketing, Open Source Systems

Penguin Computing

"As customers are increasingly under pressure to do more with less, server technology that combines Next-Generation AMD Opteron(TM) processors with proven Linux expertise and support is an absolute requirement. In addition to the excellent value in hardware that these new Altus products offer, customers are also selecting us as a long-term partner based on the total value we provide. Our customers rely on the complete Penguin package; our innovative, painless purchase process, turnkey ability to pre-load and pre-test whole racks and easy to access to expert Linux support." -Pauline Nist, Senior Vice president, Product Development and Management, Penguin Computing

PSSC Labs

"PSSC Labs continues to support AMD and their Next-Generation AMD Opteron(TM) processors. We will integrate all the latest AMD Opteron processors in every one of our Power Series of clusters, workstations and servers. PSSC Labs continues to be impressed by AMD's product releases and we continue to receive positive comments from our end users in terms of performance and reliability." -Alex Lesser, Vice President, PSSC Labs

Rackable Systems

"Next-Generation AMD Opteron(TM) processors pave the way for greater efficiency for dual- and quad-core computing. Our customers have come to expect high performance and low power consumption from Rackable Systems' solutions -- and the new evolution of AMD Opteron processors enables us to provide even greater choice and flexibility." -Giovanni Coglitore, Chief Technology Officer, Rackable Systems

Red Hat

"At Red Hat, we recognize the value of 64-bit-enabled applications in IT, and have worked closely with AMD to develop and enable an innovative, high-performing hardware and software platform. This platform's success is evidenced by the growing number of software vendors moving their development environment to Red Hat Enterprise Linux supporting AMD64 technology across several industries, including financial services, telecommunications, healthcare and government. We look forward to continuing our work with AMD, enabling software development that is optimized with integrated virtualization from the operating system to the chipset and hardware." - Brian Stevens, Chief Technology Officer, Red Hat

Sun Microsystems

"With Solaris 10 we provide mainframe class features such as Predictive Self Healing and advanced virtualization capabilities such as Solaris Containers for a wide array of AMD Opteron(TM) processor-based systems from popular vendors. Our collaboration with AMD will simplify the development and delivery of new virtualization technologies and our Solaris Compatibility Guarantee ensures that customers deploying systems based on the Next-Generation AMD Opteron processor can expect a seamless upgrade path to the latest technology for their datacenter." - Tom Goguen, Vice President, System Software, Sun Microsystems

Supermicro

"System level benefits such as enhanced power efficiency, advanced virtualization technology, and future core upgradeability are driving strong demand for Supermicro A+ Servers optimized for Next-Generation AMD Opteron(TM) processors. Another significant benefit is the new interface for DDR2 memory. Compared with DDR1, DDR2 memory consumes less power, has better market availability, and offers scalability for the high performance requirements of Supermicro server and workstation platforms." -Alex Hsu, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, Supermicro Computer, Inc

SWsoft

"AMD Opteron(TM) processor-based servers have proven to be an outstanding platform for our customers deploying Virtuozzo for Linux and Virtuozzo for Windows. Due to Virtuozzo's unique architecture, all AMD advances are immediately supported. The benefits provided by Next-Generation AMD Opteron processors, including the ability for our customers to scale servers across a single architecture, will enable greater opportunities for server consolidation, business continuity, reducing management complexity, and helping to address the important issues of data center efficiency." - Serguei Beloussov, CEO, SWsoft.

TYAN Computer

"Through the use of Next-Generation AMD Opteron(TM) processors, TYAN's upcoming Transport server system and Thunder/Tiger/Tomcat platform products will deliver numerous features such as incredible power cost-savings efficiency, dual-core power, AMD Virtualization(TM) technology and quad-core upgradeability. All of these leveraged capabilities will equate to direct benefits for our server and workstation customers, who can experience further performance gains and significant cost overhead reduction, as well as outstanding efficiency in their applications." -Danny Hsu, Vice-President, Sales and Marketing, TYAN Computer

Verari Systems

"Our product development goals are essentially aligned with those of AMD in regard to reducing total cost of ownership, improving power efficiency and continuing thermal leadership. Next-Generation AMD Opteron(TM) processors are designed to accomplish these goals and to allow seamless dual-core to quad-core upgrades in the same thermal infrastructure without compromising memory RAS and helping reduce platform costs through DDR2 DIMM memory technology." -David Wright, CEO, Verari Systems

Virtual Iron

"AMD is providing hardware-assisted virtualization support in the Next-Generation AMD Opteron(TM) processor. Our enterprise-class virtualization and virtual infrastructure management software are designed to take full advantage of these new processor capabilities and to provide users with outstanding performance and reliability with less overhead." -Alex Vasilevsky, Founder and Chief Technical Officer, Virtual Iron

XenSource

"The Next-Generation AMD Opteron(TM) processor offers hardware support for virtualization that is ideally suited to the Xen(TM) hypervisor. Users of Xen and XenEnterprise can now be able to leverage AMD Virtualization(TM) technology for 'near bare metal' support of Windows and other operating systems, giving customers a compelling, affordable choice for their virtualized infrastructure. Hardware virtualization is key to the broad adoption of virtualization, and obsoletes the CPU emulation used by first generation virtual infrastructure software." -Simon Crosby, Chief Technology Officer, XenSource

ZT Group

"ZT's support of Next-Generation AMD Opteron(TM) processors enables us to leverage proven technologies with efficient dual-core capabilities, low-power/high-bandwidth DDR2, and advanced leadership in x86 virtualization. Our customers will appreciate the improved business functionality and the ability to reduce total cost of ownership through the ease of upgrades from dual-core to quad-core in the same thermal infrastructure." -Bob Anderson, Vice President of Business Development and Strategy, ZT Group International Inc.

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Clusters:
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DL360 G4 3400MHz 2P EM64T
DL360 G4p 3800MHz 2P EM64T
DL380 G4 3800MHz 2P EM64T
DL385 2800MHz 2P Opteron Dual Core
DL560 3000MHz 4P IA32
DL580 G3 3330MHz 4P EM64T
DL585 2800MHz 4P Opteron Dual Core
Integrity:
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rx1620 1600MHz 2P MSA1000 Cluster IA64
rx2620 1600MHz 2P MSA1000 Cluster IA64
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rx8620 1600MHz 16P 17U Systems and MSA1000 Cluster
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MSA1500 48TB, SCSI and SATA
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Designed to enable faster ordering and configuration, shorter delivery times and increased savings. Customers can select from a menu of popular cluster components, which are then factory assembled into pre-defined configurations with optional software installation.
Message Passing Interface library (HP-MPI):
A high performance and production quality implementation of the Message-Passing Interface (MPI) standard for HP servers and workstations.

Cluster Platform Express:
Cluster Platform Express comes straight to you, factory assembled and available with pre-installed software for cluster management, and ready for deployment.
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