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    Aug 2004

    AMD dualcore opteron ready

    Today, I moved 5 opteron servers into a colo facility.

    Opteron is supreme!

    Sun Microsystems, a company that has closely collaborated with AMD in bringing innovative dual-core solutions to market, announced dual-core support for their entire currently shipping family of AMD64 technology-based systems. John Fowler, executive vice president, Network Systems Group, Sun, said, "The combination of Sun Fire V40z servers and our Solaris 10 operating system, which has been optimized for AMD64 technology and dual-core processing, represents the next logical step for enterprise customers looking for a complete two-way through eight-way server solution in their data centers. With this powerful combination of technologies, our customers will be able to deploy mid-range servers to address significant workloads with the option to use Solaris, Linux or Windows while increasing their processing power up to eight-fold."

    HP today launched the new HP ProLiant BL45p server blade and the dual-core HP ProLiant DL585. Both systems are based on the Dual-Core AMD Opteron processor, and enable enterprises to build more agile IT infrastructures. In addition, HP announced dual-core support for its existing AMD Opteron processor-based servers, blades and workstation. "We have experienced rapid adoption of HP ProLiant servers based on AMD Opteron processors as customers seek the performance and price/performance advantages delivered by our powerful AMD Opteron processor-based portfolio," said Brad Anderson, senior vice president and general manager, Industry Standard Servers, HP. "The introduction of dual-core technology drives more opportunities for our customers to stretch the boundaries of what can be achieved using industry-standard architecture. HP is enabling customers to take advantage of this aggressive innovation through the introduction of the new dual-core server models we have announced today, and HP will support Dual-Core AMD Opteron processors in 2P servers and blade servers as soon as they are available from AMD."

    IBM is also capitalizing on the performance advantages contained in the new processors with the soon-to-be-available Dual-Core AMD Opteron processor-based IBM IntelliStation A-Pro Workstation and IBM eServer 326. Dave Turek, vice president, Deep Computing, IBM said, "The rate of innovation we have witnessed on the AMD Opteron processor has been nothing short of meteoric. Two years ago, IBM was the first OEM to announce support for the AMD Opteron processor, and we are excited today to support the new Dual-Core AMD Opteron processors with our server and workstation product lines. In addition, IBM is working closely with AMD to enable AMD Opteron processor-based blade technology as part of the BladeCenter ecosystem."

    Cray, a global leader in high-performance computing, announced that the Cray XD1 and Cray XT3 supercomputing systems will be available with Dual-Core AMD Opteron processors. Both of these widely adopted supercomputer platforms, which run some of the world's most complex computations, were designed to incorporate the application performance advantages of multi-core processing and Direct Connect Architecture.

    Supermicro Computer, Inc., a premier server solution and motherboard manufacturer in Silicon Valley and the one of the fastest growing high-volume server manufacturer, now expands its product offerings with AMD64 technology-based solutions. "Based on market demand and customer requests, Supermicro has an optimized product line to support single- and Dual-Core AMD Opteron processors in the server market with a broad range of the most advanced AMD64 solutions available today," said Tau Leng, director of marketing, Supermicro.

    Egenera, an industry leader in utility computing and blade servers, will make four-processor, eight-core and two-processor, four-core Egenera Processing Blade configurations available with Dual-Core AMD64 technology this quarter. Egenera's adoption of Dual-Core AMD Opteron processors enables greater flexibility for their customers who require high-computational performance.

    Dawning Information Industry Corp Ltd., a leading server manufacturer in China, will announce 10 new servers based on the Dual-Core AMD Opteron processor, including the two-way R210A, A620R-D, A650, A650R and A850 servers; the four-way R4280A, R4380A and S4800A servers; the eight-way A950 server; and the Dawning 4000A supercomputer cluster. Dawning customers can order these new platforms immediately.


    The Dual-Core AMD Opteron 800 Series will be available immediately and the Dual-Core AMD Opteron 200 Series will be available in late May. AMD expects systems from OEM partners based the Dual-Core AMD Opteron 800 Series to be available within 30 days and systems with the Dual-Core AMD Opteron 200 Series to be available in June.

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    AMD, the AMD Arrow logo, AMD Opteron and combinations thereof, are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Other names are for informational purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners.

    Industry Praise for the AMD Opteron(TM) Processor:

    "When your business is to deliver real-time content to highly competitive cable and satellite customers, there's no room for technical error or delay. We have come across a computing solution that's almost tailor-made for our business. With the new Dual-Core AMD Opteron processor-based servers from HP, our systems' performance is increasing exponentially, while our data center can consolidate the number of systems we're running and the number of man-hours needed to oversee the operation. These servers make good business sense for Starz."

    Stephen Smith, Manager, Solutions Integrations and Automation
    Starz Entertainment Group

    "The price-to-performance benefits of the AMD Opteron(TM) processor-based HP DL585 servers we installed at Sabre last year have exceeded our expectations and easily surpassed the other 64-bit systems we considered. Now with the Dual-Core AMD Opteron processors, we have seen even greater performance and stability, exceeding our expectations once again."

    Alan Walker
    Sabre Holdings

    "AMD's aggressive and innovative vision for pervasive multi-core processing promises more exciting developments in 2005 and ATI is proud to support AMD's quest for industry-leading changes. Important breakthroughs lie ahead in dual-core processing and as AMD drives the dynamic server market forward, ATI will continue delivering chipset products that set industry standards for stability, video quality, flexibility and software support."

    Phil Eisler, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Chipset and Notebook Products

    ATI Technologies Inc.

    "As a leading supplier of RDMA over Ethernet networking solutions, Ammasso has teamed with AMD to dramatically improve performance for customers running I/O intensive applications on HPTC clusters. The combination of 64-bit computing, RDMA and the integrated memory controllers of AMD64 processors translate into exceptional application price/performance. We expect these benefits to extend to the enterprise grid and storage markets as RDMA proliferates."

    Alan Litchfield, CEO
    Ammasso, Inc.

    "AMD has once again taken the 'pole-position' with the introduction of the Dual-Core AMD Opteron processor. Angstrom is proud to announce enterprise-class database computing technology based on the 8P/16-core AMD Opteron processor-based blade design."

    Lalit Jain, CEO
    Angstrom Microsystems

    "We are happy to collaborate with AMD to offer Dual-Core AMD Opteron processor-based servers and workstations as well as celebrate with AMD the second anniversary of the 32- and 64-bit AMD Opteron processor. The integration of the Dual-Core AMD Opteron processor in Appro's HPC blade servers and workstations will improve the overall customer value proposition in 2005 and beyond."

    Daniel Kim, CEO,
    Appro International, Inc.

    "The Dual-Core AMD Opteron processor obviously makes migration much quicker than staging new boxes with new motherboards. It demonstrates the best performance-per-watt architecture in the market for x86 32- and 64-bit computing. The Dual-Core AMD Opteron processor is engineered to deliver breakthrough performance for embedded networking and comprehensive computing applications. Atipa Technologies is looking forward to bringing the benefits of AMD dual-core processing to the high-performance computing cluster market."

    Dana Chang, Vice President
    Atipa Technologies

    "The AMD Opteron processor is well architected for the enterprise server market. The revolutionary Direct Connect Architecture provides the ultimate price/performance value proposition for the server OEMs, and it also provides a perfect showcase for Broadcom's high-performance I/O product portfolio."

    Thomas Lagatta, Group Vice President, Enterprise Computing Group
    Broadcom Corporation

    "We are excited to be on the forefront with AMD and multi-core 64-bit computing. This technology will allow SONAR users to get dramatic improvements in audio processing performance, translating to more tracks and effects and a deeper sonic palette from sample libraries."

    Ron Kuper, Vice President, Engineering

    "As the leader in access infrastructure solutions, Citrix has a long history of incorporating AMD technologies to provide optimized functionality and a lower total cost of ownership in Citrix Presentation Server deployments. With imminent market demand for 64-bit computing, we are excited about the improved scalability and performance benefits that Dual-Core AMD Opteron processor-based systems promise to offer our customers."

    David Jones, Senior Vice President, Corporate Development
    Citrix Systems, Inc.

    "With our strong collaboration with AMD, we have already performed successful early testing of the Dual-Core AMD Opteron processors on the Cray XD1 system on a range of applications and are excited to be rolling them out to our customers. All of our Cray supercomputers, including the Cray XD1 and Cray XT3 systems, were designed to accommodate higher density dual-core processors in order to leverage our customers' investment in these systems. As a result, customers who choose the dual-core option will enjoy improved price/performance, while continuing to see exceptional sustained application performance without the need to modify their applications."

    Peter Ungaro, President

    "The Dual-Core AMD Opteron processor launched by AMD sets the trend in the industry. Its seamless upgrade and Direct Connect Architecture are the advantages appealing to users. In the meantime, Dawning also launches servers based on Dual-Core AMD Opteron processors, enabling Chinese users to employ the world's cutting-edge computing technology. Dawning is fully confident in the future of dual-core processors - a powerful trend-setter embracing and having in mind the future."

    Li Jun, President
    Dawning Technologies, Inc.

    "We applaud AMD's pioneering work in both 64-bit computing and multi-core technology. The Dual-Core AMD Opteron processor offers customers an outstanding value proposition that includes exceptional price/performance. Our introduction of Processing Blades based on AMD64 dual-core technology has enabled Egenera to expand its market to applications previously reserved for high-end RISC/UNIX systems."

    Susan Davis, Vice President of Marketing and Product Management
    Egenera, Inc.

    "The key to solving the grand challenges and HPC problems lies in finding the optimal combination of awesome computing force and the innovative, complex codes that fully leverage that power. This combination of optimal software design and mighty hardware architecture is the holy grail of technical computing, and the combination of AMD's multi-core or 64-bit architectures with Etnus TotalView, a premium development tool, plays a strong role in enabling such an elegant solution."

    Mary Kay Bunde, Director, Market Development

    "The AMD Opteron processor has allowed our customers to continue to shorten design cycles and perform their analysis faster, giving them tremendous leverage of their computing investment. We are excited about the arrival of AMD's dual core processors to deliver compelling solutions for fluid dynamics."

    Barbara Hutchings, Director, Strategic Partnerships
    Fluent, Inc.

    "It is a great pleasure to celebrate the second anniversary of the AMD Opteron processor and the launch of Dual-Core AMD Opteron processors. AMD's technological leadership with AMD64 technology and Direct Connect Architecture is a key enabler for realizing Fabric7's vision of developing revolutionary application and service delivery platforms for the enterprise data center. The performance and scalability inherent in the AMD64 architecture enable us to offer unprecedented levels of flexibility and price/performance for our customers. With today's launch, AMD has yet again demonstrated its ability to execute. We appreciate AMD's diligence in listening to customers and working with us to help develop solutions that offer superior value."

    Dr. Sharad Mehrotra, Founder and CEO
    Fabric7 Systems, Inc.

    "Smart, customer-focused solutions like the AMD64 platform are the reason we chose to collaborate with AMD to build server clusters and other systems at the AMD Developer Center. Working together, we can deliver the innovations that all of our customers want and need."

    Steve Lyness, Vice President of Worldwide Support
    InfiniCon Systems

    "AMD's powerful Dual-Core AMD Opteron processor technology and Kingston memory offer a dynamic duo in computing performance. Kingston quality memory optimizes the revolutionary AMD64 platform."

    Mark Tekunoff, Senior Technology Manager
    Kingston Technology Corporation

    "Linux Networx customers require the most advanced technology that is available in the industry, and we believe that the Dual-Core AMD Opteron processors will provide a substantial price/performance improvement for a variety of key applications. We have deployed thousands of AMD Opteron processors in our Linux cluster systems with great success, and the advancement of this new technology will allow our customers to receive greater power management and efficiency in achieving their computational goals."

    Eric Pitcher, Vice President of Technical Marketing
    Linux Networx, Inc.

    "M&A Technology, in collaboration with AMD, intends to unleash the power of the Dual-Core AMD Opteron processor. We are combining the AMD processor's performance with our Linux clustering expertise to create a world-class enterprise solution with engineered stability and performance."

    Val Overbey, Chief Technology Officer
    M&A Technology

    "Mandriva is thrilled to be able to offer breakthrough dual-core compatibility to our customers. On Mandriva Linux, Dual-Core AMD Opteron processors can offer a tremendous performance boost, for which we do not plan to charge customers anything extra. We congratulate AMD on this landmark product launch, and look forward to supporting AMD's future innovations."

    Frederic Lepied, CTO
    Mandriva (formerly Mandrakesoft)

    "The launch of Dual-Core AMD Opteron processors completely aligns with Mellanox's InfiniBand interconnect performance roadmap. As InfiniBand transitions from 10Gb/s to 20Gb/s, I/O, computing and memory performance remain optimally balanced for clustered computing and storage applications that demand world-class performance."

    Eyal Waldman, CEO and Chairman
    Mellanox Technologies, Inc.

    "Customers want to be able to take advantage of innovative technologies, such as AMD64-based systems and dual-core processors, in a cost-effective manner. Working with partners such as AMD, Microsoft consistently delivers to the Windows® platform customers the best price/performance in the industry. Based on industry benchmarks, the Windows platform has delivered a 200x performance improvement at 1/17 the cost during the past seven years. The combination of Windows Server 2003 x64 Editions and AMD64 multi-core processors will continue to drive even better performance, giving customers the ability to get more value out of their 32-bit and 64-bit applications."

    Bob Kelly, General Manager of Windows Server Group
    Microsoft Corporation

    "The increased power and memory capacity of AMD Opteron processors provides a compelling hardware platform for MicroStrategy. Running on 64-bit Linux or Microsoft Windows operating systems, AMD64 technology provides greater than 4 gigabyte memory addressing capabilities to handle and manipulate large data sets and report caches. The increased addressable memory improves system performance and allows customers to configure their business intelligence systems in ways that are simply not possible with 32-bit only architectures."

    Jeff Bedell, CTO
    MicroStrategy, Inc.

    "The latest AMD innovation, putting a second core on the die, enables programs that are not memory bound to take full advantage of the additional processing power. Applications that can dramatically improve in speed include floating-point-intensive computations, like FFTs, which have high data re-use rates; SMP applications that make frequent calls, including transaction-based business applications; and programs that depend on byte code interpreters like JAVA to carry the work load. The Dual-Core AMD Opteron processor will change the face of high-performance computing."

    Stephen Fried, President and CTO
    Microway, Inc.

    "What AMD has done with the Dual-Core AMD Opteron processor is incredible. Not only can we now offer 4P/8-core systems in a 2U form factor, but we can also offer many of our existing Empro customers an easy upgrade path to double the number of CPU cores in their existing systems."

    Trey Harris, Founder
    Monarch Computer

    "AMD is setting the pace in designing processors for high-performance computing, which in turn enables us to deliver products with exceptional sustained performance to our customers. Along with AMD, MSI is bringing dual-core capabilities into servers & workstations first and then will follow with desktop and mobile since that makes the most sense for the market's needs."

    Norman Tsai, Vice President

    "AMD Opteron processors combined with MSC.Software CAE products let our customers continue to reduce the time and costs associated with manufacturing complex mechanical products. We look forward to supporting AMD's dual-core processors and jointly delivering compelling engineering solutions to our customers around the world."

    Kevin Kilroy, Director of Infrastructure
    MSC.Software Corporation

    "The launch of the AMD Opteron processor two years ago marked a key milestone of 64-bit architecture adoption for cluster computing. The price-performance and architectural advantages of the AMD Opteron processor has enabled customers to build high-performance clusters at extreme scale, including a cluster benchmarked as one of the Top 10 fastest supercomputers in the world. Myricom continues to collaborate with AMD in ensuring that Myrinet cluster interconnect is optimized for AMD64, including the new Dual-Core AMD Opteron processor."

    Dr. Nan Boden, Executive Vice President
    Myricom, Inc.

    "NAG is delighted to be part of the industry revolution that has been, and is being driven by AMD64 technology. AMD's success clearly stems from its willingness to listen to its customers and take the bold steps necessary to meet those needs."

    Rob Meyer, CEO

    "64-bit AMD Opteron processors and HyperTransport(TM) technology interface enable Neterion's PCI-X 2.0 Xframe Adapters to run at the full 10 Gigabit Ethernet line rate. New Dual-Core AMD Opteron processors are a natural fit for Xframe multi-channel architecture and advanced performance features. This powerful combination can deliver the value of record networking throughput to end-user customers, with low latency and reduced CPU utilization in I/O-intense environments."

    Dave Zabrowski, President & CEO
    Neterion, Inc.

    "We are very enthusiastic about bringing the performance that these new hardware technology advancements offer to our customers. We have placed a high priority on making sure that LightWave takes full advantage of the latest technology. We understand our customers need the maximum level of computing power available - that's why we've made the effort to support multi-core and 64-bit technology right out of the gate. It is our belief that the release of these new technologies will significantly benefit LightWave users."

    Andrew Cross, Senior Vice President of Engineering

    "As the industry moves to pervasive, mainstream x86-based 64-bit computing, NVIDIA fully supports AMD's evolutionary approach and dual-core leadership with our NVIDIA nForce4 product line. The combination of NVIDIA nForce and AMD Opteron processors provides stunning performance for our customers, especially those in the CAD and DCC industries who require a lightning-fast graphics response. We look forward to continuing our close collaboration with AMD as both 64-bit and dual-core technologies become essential for our customers."

    Drew Henry, General Manager of MCP Business
    NVIDIA Corporation

    "To date, the AMD Opteron processor 200 Series has been a successful product for our graphic render nodes and editing workstations. Our film post-production clients have heavy demands for 3D processing and the simplicity of upgrading from their existing AMD Opteron processors to dual-core is fool-proof. The cost-savings for our clients are clear when you can increase performance, reduce heat, have simultaneous 32-bit and 64-bit computing, and above all maintain backward compatibility to their existing hardware and software."

    Ivan Secoquian, Co-founder and Vice President
    Open Source Storage, Inc.

    "AMD's dual-core technology is at the forefront of its industry, enabling IT organizations to benefit from faster, high-performance computing power. Using Opsware to automate the management of AMD Opteron processor-based systems allows enterprises to begin realizing the benefits of utility computing including reduced TCO, operational agility and improved productivity."

    Tim Howes, CTO
    Opsware, Inc.

    "Within our growing base of commercial customers, Panasas continues to see widespread adoption of the AMD Opteron processor platform for Linux clusters. Our Panasas ActiveScale Storage Cluster and AMD Opteron processors are enabling the emergence of Linux clusters as a viable mainstream high-performance computing solution, increasing the speed and accuracy of business decisions, and enabling customers to create a competitive business advantage."

    Larry Jones, Vice President of Product Marketing
    Panasas, Inc.

    "Until today, enterprises that develop 64-bit Linux applications had no way to test for memory errors. Insure++ is the only memory error detection solution that works for Linux applications on 64-bit AMD Opteron processors with Direct Connect Architecture and can identify the cause of threaded memory errors in dual-core applications."

    Mark Johnson, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing
    Parasoft Corporation

    "Any organization that plans to develop Linux applications to run on Dual-Core AMD Opteron processors can count on PathScale's hardware and software solutions to achieve the highest possible performance. PathScale has focused its development efforts to capitalize on the capabilities of dual-core processor systems. EKOPath compilers generate high-performing applications on dual-core processors and the InfiniPath low-latency interconnect exploits dual-core processors to allow systems to scale more efficiently and more cost effectively than other interconnect alternatives."

    Art Goldberg, COO

    "The AMD Opteron processor is one of the reasons we are able to provide customers with the strong price/performance ratio we are known for in scalable, robust high performance computing and datacenter Linux solutions. Because of the strong commitment at AMD to develop higher performance processor capabilities, such as the Dual-Core AMD Opteron processor with Direct Connect Architecture and the best performance-per-watt in the industry, more of our customers in the high performance computing market are able to take advantage of powerful, cost-effective technologies such as Linux clusters."

    Enrico Pesatori, Chairman and CEO
    Penguin Computing

    "Based on the early results we've seen from commercial science and engineering applications on Dual-Core AMD Opteron processors, it is clear that the day has arrived when every application needs to be parallel-enabled. Parallelizing compilers like those from The Portland Group are designed to make efficient use of multiple cores on Dual-Core AMD Opteron processor-based systems with a minimum of effort from programmers. We look forward to continuing to work with AMD and application developers to help them fully exploit the capabilities of these powerful new processors."

    Douglas Miles, Director
    The Portland Group

    "AMD's solution to address Moore's law is becoming more obvious. By adding processor cores, Dual-Core AMD Opteron processors can continue to increase performance while keeping power consumption to a minimum. AMD dual-core technology enables users to increase their computing capacity without increasing power requirements, providing the best performance-per-watt ratio in the industry."

    Alex Lesser, CEO
    PSSC Labs

    "On the second anniversary of the AMD Opteron processor, PTC is pleased to reaffirm their support for the innovative, high-performance AMD64 architecture. The upcoming release of a natively ported 64-bit version of Pro/ENGINEER for use on the AMD Opteron processor allows customers to work more effectively on some of the most demanding engineering and design challenges, with assemblies of any size or complexity."

    Michael Campbell, Vice President, Product Management

    "It is incredibly exciting to see AMD's dual-core processors come to market. As one of the world's largest providers of AMD Opteron processor-based servers, we are pleased to offer a new series of solutions to our customers that truly raise the bar on performance and efficiency."

    Giovanni Coglitore, Founder and Chief Technology Officer
    Rackable Systems

    "Our latest release, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, is focused on delivering unprecedented levels of performance, scalability, security and platform stability. Our first planned upgrade to this distribution will further enhance the user experience by leveraging the muscle of AMD64 dual-core technology. This upgrade is scheduled to be available with the releases of Dual-Core AMD Opteron processors."

    Brian Stevens, Vice President of Operating Systems Engineering
    Red Hat, Inc.

    "The ability to efficiently develop enterprise applications, while taking advantage of existing business logic is increasingly important to developers. We are excited to work with AMD to provide another set of hardware and operating system choices to our users in an effort to support their changing business needs."

    Tim Triemsta, Vice President of Product Development
    Rogue Wave Software

    "We are pleased to join AMD in celebrating the second anniversary of the AMD Opteron processor. The power of the Dual-Core AMD Opteron processor ensures that our Newisys Enterprise-class servers are among the most compact and powerful servers on the market for a significant price-performance advantage."

    Don Johnson, Executive Vice President, Enterprise Computing and Storage Division


    "Solaris 10 is a recognized leader in SMP support and is uniquely positioned to harness the power of AMD64 multi-core technology. Sun supports AMD and stands behind its approach to license software by the processor -- not by the core."

    Tom Goguen, Vice President, Operating Platforms Group
    Sun Microsystems, Inc.

    "Novell's SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 9 empowers businesses by delivering a scalable, high-performance foundation for secure enterprise computing. Novell has taken a lead in optimizing Linux for AMD64 dual-core technology and our current version of enterprise Linux is ready today with this support."

    Markus Rex, Vice President and General Manager
    SUSE LINUX in Novell

    "Moving to the generation of dual-core processors, the AMD Opteron processor is no doubt an outstanding choice for performance-driven users. SiS rich-feature chipsets and AMD dual-core technology are an ideal combination for a much more robust and competitive platform solution."

    Daniel Chen, President and CEO

    "We are in a unique position to get the best from the new AMD64 dual-core technology. Our new 64-bit Server Tarox Opus 1000R takes full advantage of the Dual-Core AMD Opteron processor Model 875, managing multithreaded applications with superior efficiency and performance while offering cost savings and power efficiency for enterprise and SMB customers."

    Matthias Steinkamp, Chief Operating Officer
    Tarox Holding AG

    "The launch of AMD's dual core technology represents a paradigm shift for speed and power for all computing applications. With AMD's new dual-core technology, the value of Tyan's system and platform products has now been extended to the next milestone of performance: a testament to Tyan's commitment to meeting or exceeding our customers' expectations."

    Dr. Symon Chang, President and CEO
    Tyan Computer Corporation

    "As a leader in CAD/CAM/CAE software, UGS optimizes and tunes its code to leverage technology innovations that will provide our customers with the highest levels of performance and functionality, such as the Dual-Core AMD Opteron processor. The availability of cost-effective, 64-bit Windows computing platforms - now enhanced by multi-core technology - has created growing interest and demand in our customers with large memory and performance requirements. The threading inherent in UGS' NX and NX Nastran products will take advantage of the two cores in the new AMD processor, providing our CAD and CAE customers who model and analyze very large parts and assemblies an opportunity to see noticeable performance improvements based on this technology."

    Chris Brosz, Vice President of Technical Operations
    UGS Corporation

    "Verari Systems' standards-based architecture and patented Vertical Cooling thermal management technologies allow us to package our BladeRack blade servers with the latest AMD Opteron processors available today in the densest form factor possible. Our customers will continue to receive the best performance-per-watt architecture available in the HPCC market."

    David Driggers, CEO
    Verari Systems

    "AMD has played an important role in the advancement of 64-bit processing. Customers looking to run enterprise workloads on Linux have been asking leading ISVs like VERITAS to support 64-bit platforms. VERITAS has broadened its Linux portfolio to add support for AMD Opteron processor-based platforms taking advantage of the performance improvements enabled by AMD's unique Direct Connect Architecture. VERITAS' support for Linux on AMD Opteron processors gives customers a greater range of choices as they evaluate and/or transition to 64-bit computing architectures while still running their current 32-bit applications."

    Sanjay Poonen, Vice President, Strategic Alliances
    VERITAS Software Corporation

    "With our leading K8 series chipsets, such as the VIA K8T890, we are proud to support AMD as they continue their microprocessor leadership with the launch of the latest Dual-Core AMD Opteron processors. As multi-core designs become more prevalent, AMD's forward-thinking designs will help ensure industry-leading platforms, and VIA is committed to providing premium infrastructure support with unconstrained performance and comprehensive feature sets."

    Chewei Lin, Vice President of Product Marketing
    VIA Technologies, Inc.

    "The powerful combination of 64-bit AMD Opteron processors and InfiniBand interconnect technology are essential to cluster and grid architectures that are becoming the de-facto standard in data centers and high performance computing environments. Voltaire grid interconnect solutions are a perfect complement to AMD Opteron processors because they enable customers to benefit from the increased I/O traffic to improve overall performance and scalability."

    Yaron Haviv, Chief Technology Officer

    "Support for solutions based on 64-bit hardware and software is key for participating in the next generation of the computing industry. At Xerox, we have developed the print drivers for our line of office printers and multifunction devices to support solutions based on the AMD64 technology platform -- ensuring our products will be ready for the next wave in computing."

    Rick Peebles, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer

    Xerox Office Group

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    Aug 2004
    HP Introduces Dual-core Servers that Can Enhance Application Performance by up to 75 Percent
    Thursday April 21, 12:01 am ET
    New Four-Processor HP ProLiant Servers Powered by Industry's First x86 Dual-Core Processors

    PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 21, 2005--HP (NYSE:HPQ - News; Nasdaq:HPQ - News) today introduced new additions to its server lineup powered by the industry's first x86 dual-core processors, which can boost certain enterprise application performance by nearly 75 percent.(1)

    Using AMD's new Dual-Core AMD Opteron(TM) processor, the new server blade -- the HP ProLiant BL45p for the HP BladeSystem -- and the dual-core HP ProLiant DL585 redefine four-processor performance and price-to-performance ratios with benchmarks that continue HP's leadership across a broad set of applications.(2)

    As the No. 1 vendor of industry-standard x86 servers worldwide and the leading provider of AMD Opteron processor-based server systems,(3) HP is positioned to drive the adoption of dual-core technology.

    "DreamWorks has a very strategic relationship with HP and we were excited to see the HP ProLiant server family introduce Dual-Core AMD Opteron processor technology from AMD," said Ed Leonard, chief technology officer, DreamWorks Animation SKG. "The benefits that we've seen in the DL585, specifically with respect to absolute performance, performance per watt and price-to-performance are tremendous."

    HP additionally plans to release the HP ProLiant BL25p, BL35p and DL385 and the HP xw9300 Workstation with dual-core technologies in mid-2005, when AMD delivers its Dual-Core AMD Opteron processor 200 Series. The HP xw9300 Workstation currently has performance and feature advantages with the NVIDIA nForce Professional chipset and memory architecture design that surpass other AMD Opteron processor-based workstations.

    "The advent of dual- and multi-core processor technologies represents an industry defining change which returns us to the performance promise of Moore's Law at industry-standard prices," said Brad Anderson, senior vice president and general manager, Industry Standard Servers, HP. "HP's server strategy of innovation on standards and choice allows our customers to deploy the best of this new technology into their existing industry-standard environments with the same management, options and tools. That's a value proposition that other vendors simply don't offer today."

    Benchmarks show significant performance gains

    Dual-core-based HP ProLiant servers can substantially increase the performance of business-critical applications such as database, enterprise resource planning, customer relationship management, mail and messaging, virtual machines and terminal services, without adding systems costs.

    For example, in a recent four-processor, two-tier SAP® Sales and Distribution (SD) Standard Application Benchmark, results of which were released today, the dual-core HP ProLiant DL585 supported 1,772 SAP SD Benchmark users and fully processed 178,000 order line items per hour. The server supported 755 more users and 76,000 more order line items per hour than the single-core DL585 did in a previous two-tier SAP SD Standard Application Benchmark, equaling a nearly 75 percent performance improvement.(1)

    During the same four-processor, two-tier SAP SD Standard Application Benchmark, the HP ProLiant BL45p supported 1,716 users and fully processed 172,000 order line items per hour. Highlighting the outstanding performance delivered by the HP ProLiant BL45p and DL585, this benchmark positions these servers as the No. 1 and 2 performers in the four-processor, two-tier SAP SD Standard Application Benchmark.(1)

    In online transaction processing, the HP ProLiant DL585 delivers unmatched performance with a record-breaking TPC-C benchmark of 187,296 tpmC @ $2.04/tpmC. This result is 25 percent faster and less than half the price of the next four-processor x86 server.(2)

    "In the same way that AMD and HP collaborated to make pervasive 64-bit computing a reality, today's announcements signify the beginning of a new era in enterprise computing," said Marty Seyer, corporate vice president and general manager, Microprocessor Business Unit, Computation Products Group, AMD. "AMD64 technology enables the most upgradeable platforms in the industry -- to faster single cores, from 32- to 64-bit, and now from single core to dual core. With our close and expanding relationship producing a multitude of upcoming HP platforms powered by Dual-Core AMD Opteron processors, enterprise data centers and compute-intensive environments will soon be able to benefit from pervasive multi-core processing that can deliver double-digit performance increases with little or no rise in power consumption."

    HP's AMD Opteron processor-based products are created with the customer in mind to include the reliability, ease of ownership and optimized system performance for which HP ProLiant servers are known. Providing a scalable foundation for customers of all sizes, HP's dual-core-based servers announced today include:

    HP ProLiant BL45p for HP BladeSystem -- The BL45p is the first AMD Opteron processor 800 Series-based server blade from a tier one vendor to deliver industry-leading four-processor blade performance and is offered with both dual-core and single-core processors. The BL45p delivers customers more compute power and alleviates rack and power constraints commonly faced in today's enterprise data center. The BL45p leverages existing HP BladeSystem infrastructure and enclosures while delivering much higher blade density, which can reduce operational costs and protect customer investment. More information on the HP ProLiant BL45p is available at
    HP ProLiant DL585 -- The DL585 now supports the new Dual-Core AMD Opteron processor 800 Series, further increasing the performance leadership of this system. The HP ProLiant DL585 combines this performance leadership with both outstanding management and uptime features in a system ideal for large data center deployments. More information on the HP ProLiant DL585 is available at

  3. #3
    Definitely looking forward to the Dual Core 200 series . Can't wait to find out some pricing on them!

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    Apr 2003
    We have a big project going on that requires 57 servers. SUN is the provider.

    The 1st phase, we bought 9 V20z with dual 248, 2G RAM and 73G disk with 40% discount. 2nd phase we got 13 servers with dual 252, 8G RAM, 2 73G disk with 50% discount. Hope the 3rd phase we would get dual dual core Opterons for the same price. Once the project completes, we will have 54 V20z and 3 V40z.

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    Aug 2004

    Benchmarks show Opteron dual core 4P beats 16P INTEL Xeon 3.0/4MB L3 cache

    Originally posted by loopforever
    Definitely looking forward to the Dual Core 200 series . Can't wait to find out some pricing on them!
    HP published their DL585 dual core SAP benchmark, "the dual-core HP ProLiant DL585 supported 1,772 SAP SD Benchmark users and fully processed 178,000 order line items per hour. "

    Let's get some comparable results from that is less than DL585

    for example:
    Unisys ES7000 Model Orion 540, 16-way SMP, Intel XEON MP 3.0 GHz, 20 KB L1 cache, 512 KB L2 cache, 4 MB L3 cache:

    1400 users, 141670 items per housr

    all below are lower than DL585

    IBM RS/6000 Enterprise Server, 24-way SMP, RS64-III 450 MHz, 8 MB L2 cache

    IBM xSeries 445 Model 8870-4RX, 16-way SMP, Intel Xeon MP 2.8 GHz, 20 KB L1 cache, 512 KB L2 cache, 2 MB L3 cache

    HP rx7620, 8-way SMP, Intel Itanium 2, 1.5 GHz, 32 KB L1 cache, 256 KB L2 cache; 6 MB L3 cache

    Unisys [email protected] Enterprise Server ES7000 Aries 130, 16-processors, Intel Itanium II, 1.0 GHz, 3 MB L3 cache

    HP Integrity Model rx4640-8, 8-way SMP, 4 HP mx2 dual processor modules with 1.1 GHz Itanium 2 processors 1.1 GHz, 32 KB L1 cache, 256 KB L2 cache, 4 MB L3 cache per processor, and 32 MB L4 cache per module

    IBM eServer p5 Model 570, 4-way SMP, POWER5 1.9 GHz, 32 KB(D) + 64 KB(I) L1 cache per processor,1.92 MB L2 cache and 36 MB L3 cache per 2 processors

    Unisys ES7000 Model 550, 16-way SMP, Intel Xeon MP 2.8 GHz, 20 KB L1 cache, 512 KB L2 cache, 2 MB L3 cache

    IBM xSeries 445 Model 8870-42X, 8-way SMP, Intel Xeon MP 3.0 GHz, 20 KB L1 cache, 512 KB L2 cache, 4 MB L3 cache

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    Jul 2002
    how about P4 w/dual core and hyperthread. it'll be like 4 cpu in one cpu server!

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    Aug 2004
    Originally posted by jt2377
    how about P4 w/dual core and hyperthread. it'll be like 4 cpu in one cpu server!
    One 3GHZ CPU with hyperthreading makes two CPUs less than 1.5GHZ. This is called time sharing. So a dual core p4 at 3.2GHZ(costs $1000) is 4 x 1.5GHZ P4 competing for a shared bus...

    Look for the SAP benchmarks above, the 4P opteron beats 16P xeon 3.0GHZ with 4MB cache

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    Aug 2004

    Re: Benchmarks show Opteron dual core 4P beats 16P INTEL Xeon 3.0/4MB L3 cache

    You can buy the dual core opterons from
    today, they are in stock.
    Originally posted by wm2100
    HP published their DL585 dual core SAP benchmark, "the dual-core HP ProLiant DL585 supported 1,772 SAP SD Benchmark users and fully processed 178,000 order line items per hour. "

    Let's get some comparable results from that is less than DL585

    for example:
    Unisys ES7000 Model Orion 540, 16-way SMP, Intel XEON MP 3.0 GHz, 20 KB L1 cache, 512 KB L2 cache, 4 MB L3 cache:

    1400 users, 141670 items per housr

    all below are lower than DL585

    IBM RS/6000 Enterprise Server, 24-way SMP, RS64-III 450 MHz, 8 MB L2 cache

    IBM xSeries 445 Model 8870-4RX, 16-way SMP, Intel Xeon MP 2.8 GHz, 20 KB L1 cache, 512 KB L2 cache, 2 MB L3 cache

    HP rx7620, 8-way SMP, Intel Itanium 2, 1.5 GHz, 32 KB L1 cache, 256 KB L2 cache; 6 MB L3 cache

    Unisys [email protected] Enterprise Server ES7000 Aries 130, 16-processors, Intel Itanium II, 1.0 GHz, 3 MB L3 cache

    HP Integrity Model rx4640-8, 8-way SMP, 4 HP mx2 dual processor modules with 1.1 GHz Itanium 2 processors 1.1 GHz, 32 KB L1 cache, 256 KB L2 cache, 4 MB L3 cache per processor, and 32 MB L4 cache per module

    IBM eServer p5 Model 570, 4-way SMP, POWER5 1.9 GHz, 32 KB(D) + 64 KB(I) L1 cache per processor,1.92 MB L2 cache and 36 MB L3 cache per 2 processors

    Unisys ES7000 Model 550, 16-way SMP, Intel Xeon MP 2.8 GHz, 20 KB L1 cache, 512 KB L2 cache, 2 MB L3 cache

    IBM xSeries 445 Model 8870-42X, 8-way SMP, Intel Xeon MP 3.0 GHz, 20 KB L1 cache, 512 KB L2 cache, 4 MB L3 cache

  9. #9
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    Jul 2004
    The Netherlands
    Originally posted by jt2377
    how about P4 w/dual core and hyperthread. it'll be like 4 cpu in one cpu server!
    Not exactly... The regular P4 CPU's will have dual core, but no HyperThreading anymore. So basically it's 1 socket, with 2 cores.
    Only the dual-core Extreme Edition will have HyperThreading (1 socket, 2 cores, 4 logical CPU's), but you wouldn't want to get an EE, because it costs $1000. I'm not sure about the Xeons. Imho you would be better off with a dual-core Opteron, because the speed gains (percentage increase over single-core) with Opterons are higher than with Intels (due to the difference in architecture).

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    Aug 2004
    INTEL won't have dual core xeons until 2006

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