AMD Athlon™ MP Processors Strengthen Leading Internet Portal In Russia, Rambler.Ru
MOSCOW, RUSSIA --
AMD (NYSE:AMD) today announced that Rambler, one of the leading Internet portals in Russia, has selected servers from Tyan Platforms based on AMD Athlon™ MP processors to upgrade its search system.
The Rambler search system contains information from more than 47 million documents from Internet servers in Russia and other Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries. Rambler has recently passed the benchmark of two million search requests a day, an average of over 50 requests per second. With new AMD Athlon MP processor-based servers from Tyan Platforms, the Rambler search engine has enough power to introduce new search algorithms that index dynamic Web pages and provide finer Web site ranking in search results.
“In making the decision to upgrade Rambler’s mission-critical search engine equipment, our first priorities were high-performance and reliability of the systems,” said Ivan Zasursky, deputy general director, Rambler. “Before our AMD processor-based servers, our record indexing capacity was 4,410,303 Web pages per day and now we have set a new record of 6,993,403 Web pages per day. We fully expect the new server solution powered by AMD to deliver the right mix of stability and performance to effectively support our users' search requests.”
“Working closely with our customers, AMD is committed to provide high-performance computing solutions for ISPs and the enterprise market sector in Russia,” said Giuliano Meroni, vice president, Sales and Marketing, AMD Europe. “Servers powered by AMD Athlon MP processors provide the levels of reliability and stability required by Internet service providers.”
About the AMD Athlon™ MP Processor
The AMD Athlon™ MP processor is an x86 processor designed for high-performance multiprocessing servers and workstations.
Leading corporations use AMD Athlon MP processors to increase productivity in areas such as oil and gas exploration, Web-hosting services and motion picture rendering. In addition, many of the world’s most prestigious universities use AMD Athlon MP processors in super clusters for compute-intensive research applications.
A key advantage of AMD’s multiprocessing platform is Smart MP technology, which greatly enhances overall platform performance by increasing data movement between the two CPUs, chipset and memory system. Smart MP technology features dual point-to-point, high-speed 266MHz system buses with Error Correcting Code (ECC) support designed to provide up to 2.1GB per second per CPU of bus bandwidth in a dual-processor system. Smart MP technology also has an optimized Modified Owner Exclusive Shared Invalid (MOESI) cache coherency protocol that manages data and memory traffic in a multiprocessing environment.
The AMD Athlon MP processor features the patented QuantiSpeed™ architecture, which includes a high performance full-speed cache with hardware data pre-fetch, a fully pipelined superscalar floating point engine, and an exclusive L2 Translation Look-aside Buffer (TLB). The processor also incorporates 3DNow!™ Professional technology, which has 51 new instructions that extend AMD’s 3DNow! technology, enabling smoother, richer and more lifelike images, more precise digital audio and an enriched Internet experience.
The AMD Athlon MP processor is compatible with AMD’s stable Socket A infrastructure, and supports DDR memory technology. It is manufactured using AMD’s 0.13-micron copper process technology in Fab 30 in Dresden, Germany.
The AMD Athlon MP processor is compatible with AMD’s stable Socket A infrastructure, and supports DDR memory technology. It is manufactured using AMD’s 0.13 micron copper process technology in Fab 30 in Dresden, Germany.
AMD is a global supplier of integrated circuits for the personal and networked computer and communications markets with manufacturing facilities in the United States, Europe, Japan, and Asia. AMD, a Fortune 500 and Standard & Poor’s 500 companies, produces microprocessors, Flash memory devices, and support circuitry for communications and networking applications.
Founded in 1969 and based in Sunnyvale, California, AMD had revenues of $3.9 billion in 2001. (NYSE: AMD).
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