AMD Opteron™ Processors Power
LinuxWorld Conference’s Best Cluster Solution:
the IBM DB2 Integrated Cluster Environment
SAN FRANCISCO --
AMD (NYSE:AMD) today announced the AMD Opteron™ processor powered the Best Cluster Solution as voted by LinuxWorld Conference and Expo.
The conference, produced by IDG World Expo, announced the Product Excellence Awards, which recognize open source product and service innovations. The award-winning IBM DB2 Integrated Cluster Environment (ICE) is composed of several recently announced products: the 64-bit DB2 Universal Database application, SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 operating system for AMD64 and the IBM eServer 325 featuring the AMD Opteron processor. It can provide compute-intensive industries such as research, finance, and engineering with an easily managed, high-performance infrastructure.
“This award is indicative of the open source community’s eager acceptance of the AMD Opteron processor and its native 32- and 64-bit capabilities,” said Marty Seyer, vice president and general manager of AMD’s Microprocessor Business Unit. “AMD has provided the industry with the only x86-based 32- and 64-bit capable server processor that can simplify migration to 64-bits and increase computing performance. IBM’s DB2 Integrated Cluster Environment is an excellent choice for enterprise IT managers.”
“The adoption of Linux is increasing at an incredible rate. Our leadership in Linux database clustering technology is further enhanced
by the compatibility and reliability of the AMD Opteron processor," said Robert Picciano, director of Database Technology at IBM. "Combining the power of the AMD Opteron processor with DB2's industry-leading scalability, performance and cost-of-ownership will further accelerate the deployment of Linux for mission critical applications”.
About the AMD Opteron Processor
The AMD Opteron™ processor is based on AMD’s eighth-generation processor core, which marks the introduction of the industry’s first 64-bit, x86 technology implementation. This technology preserves companies’ investments in 32-bit applications, while allowing a seamless transition to 64-bit computing as those companies require. The AMD Opteron processor is designed to deliver high-performance server and workstation solutions for today’s most demanding enterprise applications. The processor is scalable,
reliable and compatible, which can result in lower total cost of ownership. Key AMD Opteron processor innovations include an integrated memory controller, which reduces memory bottlenecks, and HyperTransport™ technology, which increases overall performance by removing or reducing I/O bottlenecks, increasing bandwidth and reducing latency.
Founded in 1969 and based in Sunnyvale, California, AMD (NYSE: 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 Standard & Poor’s 500 company, produces microprocessors, Flash memory devices, and silicon-based solutions for communications and networking applications.
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