AMD gooses Opteron to 3 gigahertz

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Advanced Micro Devices has begun quietly selling new 3GHz versions of its dual-core Opteron server processor, the 2222 SE and 8222 SE, which feature higher performance but consume up to 120 watts compared to 95...

IBM, AMD to deepen Opteron ties

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IBM and Advanced Micro Devices are expected to announce an alliance, August 1st at a New York event featuring Hector Ruiz, AMD's chief executive, and Susan Whitney, head of IBM's x86 server group, that will...

Sun Fires Up Opteron 8-Way and Linux on SPARC

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Sun Microsystems' Opteron orgy has scaled up to an eight-way with the arrival of the Sun Fire X4600. Elsewhere, Linux has made its way to Sun's new UltraSPARC T1 chips. Sun still won't "officially" discuss...

AMD Quad-Core Opteron, Athlon 64 Processors Details Leak

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Advanced Micro Devices has been relatively open in terms of its technology and platform roadmap, however, the firm is extremely tight-lipped about specifications or features of concrete products. Nevertheless, as web-site has published details concerning...

AMD Replacing Faulty Opteron Chips

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Advanced Micro Devices is trying to track down and replace as many as 3,000 faulty Opteron processors that could produce "inconsistent results" under an unusual circumstance. The potential problem affects a number of single-core...

AMD Denies Phase Out of Opteron Chips for Socket 939

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Advanced Micro Devices denied on Tuesday rumours spread by a web-site regarding cancellation of production of AMD Opteron processors for servers and workstation designed for desktop-oriented 939-pin infrastructure. The company said it would continue to...

Sun Unveils New Opteron Based Servers

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Sun introduced its new "industry-standard" 64-bit server line today in New York City. The company hopes that its new AMD based server series will compete with server market giants Dell and Hewlett-Packard. Sun...

AMD's dual-core Opteron due this month

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Advanced Micro Devices is expected to launch new Opteron chips later this month that combine dual processing engines on a single slice of silicon, CNET News.com has learned. AMD will announce at...

AMD may advance dual-core Opteron processor launch

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Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), which originally was scheduled to launch its dual-core Opteron processor in the third quarter of this year, may advance the launch to the middle of the second quarter, according to sources...

AMD Unveils Low-Power Opteron

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Advanced Micro Devices Inc. is rolling out a low-power 64-bit Opteron processor that company officials said is ideal for dense platforms such as blade servers. At the Server Blade Summit 2005 in Santa Clara, Calif.,...

AMD Updates Opteron, Adds SSE3

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AMD has announced three new 64-bit Opteron processors for servers, boosting top speeds to 2.6 GHz and increasing HyperTransport bus performance to 1 GHz. The new models also incorporate the SSE3 software instructions Intel previously...

AMD works to chill out Opteron

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Advanced Micro Devices plans to announce on Monday technology that will help its server processors run cooler when idle, a feature that could help customers grapple with electricity and air-conditioning costs. Processor...

Windows for Opteron beta doesn't support Nocona

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If you plan on installing Microsoft's 64-bit version of Windows XP on your Intel Nocona Xeon processors you're out of luck. Apparently the 64-bit version Windows can't run with Nocona extensions. However you...

AMD Opteron bug can cause incorrect results

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A German site is reporting about a newly submitted bug that affects AMD's Opteron systems. The bug itself "Could cause Opteron systems to hang or incorrect results to be produced." Already AMD representatives...

AMD Opteron seeing double

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More than a year after its debut, AMD is gearing up for some core shifts to its 64-bit processor families. The Sunnyvale, Calif.-based semiconductor maker said it has completed the design of its...

AMD Opteron 250 to launch on May 18th

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AMD is expected to introduce the Opteron 250 on the 18th of May. At the same time, the recent price cuts reported on the INQUIRER also mean some changes to the AMD server line up....

HP launches four-way Opteron system

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On the first birthday of AMD's Opteron, Hewlett-Packard has become the first major vendor to offer a four-processor server based on the 64-bit chip. HP's new ProLiant DL585 is a 4U, Opteron-powered sister...

Dell Jumping on the Opteron Bandwagon?

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Hewlett-Packard Co., IBM and Sun Microsystems Inc. have all jumped onto the Opteron bandwagon. Dell Inc. remains the only top-tier server maker yet to adopt the 64-bit processor. However, if Hector de Ruiz (AMD CEO)...

Opteron Puts AMD to Work

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Advanced Micro Devices has gone from an afterthought among server customers to the darling of the enterprise world in just a year. The company's Opteron chip has opened the doors of corporate server rooms for...

AMD Optimizes Opteron

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Advanced Micro Devices Inc. has persuaded three more top OEMs to use the Opteron, but it has a long way to go in persuading many big-enterprise customers to switch from systems that use Intel Corp....

AMD to cut Opteron prices in early May

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US Distributors tell us to expect a round of fresh price cuts on Opteron processors and the like in early May. Although we have no details of such pricing quite yet, we're wondering if the...

Dell Plans 'Misquoted'; No Opteron Servers, Yet

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Dell Computer Corp. has no plans to develop Opteron servers "today," contradicting a French report that Dell officials said misquoted founder Michael Dell. French IT publication o1net quoted Micahel Dell as saying, "Quant à savoir...

HP Plans Opteron Products

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Hewlett-Packard plans to announce Tuesday that it is developing products based on the Opteron processor from Advanced Micro Devices, say sources familiar with the company's plans. The announcement comes one week after Intel announced plans...

AMD Opteron Gains Support from Memory Makers

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One of the world's most known memory experts – Transcend – released its new registered PC3200 memory modules for server applications in general and AMD Opteron-powered solutions in particular. Transcend's new 1GB PC3200 memory modules...

AMD Grows Its 64-Bit Opteron Line

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Advanced Micro Devices Inc. on Tuesday continued growing its line of 64-bit Opteron chips, releasing its 146 model for one-processor systems and its 846 model for eight-way servers. The newest models, introduced at the OracleWorld...

AMD Opteron 2.0GHz "Benchmarks" Revealed

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Advanced Micro Devices confirmed the upcoming Opteron 2.0GHz processor release by publishing the Composite Theoretical Performance (CTP) calculations for AMD Opteron microprocessors, including x40, x42, x44 and x46 chips with 1.40, 1.60, 1.80 and 2.0GHz...

Where are the Opteron workstation motherboards?

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Come the 22nd of this month, Opteron will have been with us for three months. Even though Opteron's launch was essentially a server product launch, one would have expected workstation motherboards to have followed fast...

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