First Eight OEM Platforms Featuring
Quad-Core AMD Opteron™ Processors Now Available
— Quad-Core AMD Opteron Processors Now Widely Available; Platforms Ranging from Blade to High-End Servers now shipping from HP —
SUNNYVALE, Calif. --
Delivering new levels in performance scalability, virtualization performance and energy efficiency, AMD (NYSE: AMD) announced customers can get the Quad-Core AMD Opteron™ processor today in systems from HP as well as other system providers. The recently-launched HP ProLiant G5 platforms represent the first of many systems that are expected to be available in the coming weeks from global OEMs and system builders based on the Quad-Core AMD Opteron processor.
“HP has experienced unparalleled success over the past four years in bringing AMD Opteron processor-based platforms to commercial customers of all sizes,” said Randy Allen, corporate vice president and general manager, Server and Workstation Division, AMD. “HP continues to respond to customers who see the benefit in our unique Direct Connect Architecture with some of the industry’s most innovative designs. These latest ProLiant servers are a major leap forward and take advantage of the increased performance, energy efficiency and sophisticated virtualization and power management enabled by the Quad-Core AMD Opteron processor.”
"We are proud to be the first OEM to market with Quad-Core AMD Opteron processor-based servers. Customers with demanding applications and those deploying virtualization can choose from the widest range of AMD Opteron processor-based HP ProLiant servers including blade, rack and tower platforms to efficiently manage the required workloads," said Paul Gottsegen, vice president, marketing, Industry Standard Servers, HP. "Our ability to deliver superior price:performance has been a driving factor that's led customers to vote with their wallets and make HP ProLiant the highest selling brand of AMD Opteron processor-based servers today."
HP and AMD set New Performance Records
The new systems include the HP ProLiant DL385 G5 which set a new performance record for 2-socket, x86-based SPECfp®_rate20061. The HP ProLiant DL585 G5 set a new performance record for 4-socket, x86-based systems in TPC-C Price/tpmC2. Also, the HP ProLiant BL685c G5 server set a new record for SPECfp_rate20063 performance in four-processor configurations. Full performance results for Quad-Core AMD Opteron processors can be found at www.amd.com/opteronperformance. Information on HP’s new Quad-Core AMD Opteron processor-based systems can be found at www.hp.com/go/virtualIT or www.hp.com/go/proliant.
Visit AMD on the Web
For more information on the Quad-Core AMD Opteron processor family, including FAQs, development tools, online press kits and other general information, please visit http://multicore.amd.com and for partners shipping systems based on Quad-Core AMD Opteron processors, please visit http://www.amd.com/quadcorepartners. Information on Quad-Core AMD Opteron processor pricing can be found at http://www.amd.com/pricing.
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