AMD launches new server platformBy Tom Manners 23 June 2010 | Categories: news
Components manufacturer AMD today announced the release of the AMD Opteron 4000 Series platform.
This is the first server platform designed from the start to meet the specific requirements of cloud, hyperscale data center and SMB customers requiring a flexible, reliable, and power-efficient solution.
“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 customisation, and is also an ideal solution for high-end embedded systems.”
The AMD Opteron 4000 Series platform reportedly offers four- and six-core performance at less than 6W per core, reduces power up to 24% over the previous generation, and allows more than double the servers within the same power budget as previous generation platforms.
In addition to this the Opteron 4000 Series is also 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 says AMD.
No details regarding local release or pricing points are yet available.
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