Western Scientific Will Integrate Latest Dual-Core
Amd Opteron™ Processors Into Existing Computing Products
San Diego, CA --
Western Scientific, a global provider of high-performance computing and reliable storage solutions, today announced integration of the new Dual-Core AMD Opteron™ processor Model 880 and Model 280 into their existing server and workstation products. The TeraBLADE, and KiloCLUSTER high performance computing clusters, FusionA64 servers and workstations, FusionA8 8-way servers, Fusion2K Digital Film Review Servers, and FusionSA Integrated Storage Servers will be offered with these latest, powerful AMD Dual-Core Opteron processors.
Dual-Core AMD Opteron processor Models 880, 280 and 180 are AMD’s fourth set of dual-core processors for the server and workstation markets, advancing AMD’s leadership position in multi-core processing. Models 880 and 280 fit within platforms based on the existing 95W power infrastructure offering improved performance/watt, while also supporting AMD PowerNow!™ technology with Optimized Power Management.
“Our clients in the higher education, financial modeling, government, space exploration, entertainment, oil and gas and geophysical analysis markets are looking for computing solutions that will allow them to move the future -- as they invent it,” says Jeff Johnson, vise president of technology, Western Scientific. “We realize the need for technology solutions that will meet present needs and support technological development, not prevent it. Our integration with new Dual-Core AMD Opteron processors to our existing products will allow us to keep this promise.”
“Western Scientific builds powerful systems and storage solutions based on Dual-Core AMD Opteron processors to address the requirements of a number of compute-intensive environments,” said Pat Patla, director, Server/Workstation Marketing, Microprocessor Solutions Sector, AMD (NYSE: AMD). “AMD strives to provide processor advancements like Direct Connect Architecture and AMD PowerNow! technology with Optimized Power Management to make their job easier.”
About Western Scientific
Western Scientific is a leading provider of high-performance computing and rendering clusters, powerful rack-mounted servers and workstations, robust disk storage, and reliable tape backup systems. Headquartered in San Diego, California, with UK operations based in Staffordshire, England, Western Scientific continues its 26-year history of blending the very latest and most innovative computing and storage technology with an unparalleled customer-centric focus. For more information on Western Scientific and its products, please visit www.wsm.com
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