AMD Opteron™ Processors Power New Dawning Servers In China
—AMD Opteron processors provide leading edge 32-bit performance for Dawning-A series servers and easy migration path to 64-bit computing for Chinese enterprises—
BEIJING, CHINA --
AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that Dawning Information Industry Corp Ltd., a leading server manufacturer in China, plans to launch a comprehensive series of 1- and 2-way servers in China based on AMD Opteron™ 100 and 200 series processors. The Dawning-A series servers are the first ever 64-bit capable servers in China to provide 32- and 64-bit computing compatibility in one unified platform.
Delivering on a vision of customer-centric innovation that is shared by both AMD and Dawning, the Dawning-A series servers have been specifically developed to drive simultaneous 32- and 64-bit computing in China's enterprise market. This product launch strengthens the commitment made by both AMD and Dawning in further developing the enterprise server market in China.
AMD Opteron processors are designed to eliminate barriers to 64-bit computing. Enterprises can dramatically simplify their IT infrastructure and lower their overall total cost of ownership by basing their business on an AMD Opteron processor-based server platform capable of unifying both 32- and 64-bit computing.
"AMD’s leading-edge technology and Dawning’s research and development for commercial servers are a perfect combination and have made the Dawning-A series a pioneering product in the migration to pervasive 64-bit computing," said Karen Guo, corporate vice president and general manager for China, AMD. "This comprehensive series of AMD Opteron processor-based servers is expected to enable more Chinese enterprises to implement high-end server solutions in their businesses while maximizing the return on their IT budgets. AMD plans to continue its momentum in China and demonstrate its dedication to helping customers experience the benefits of simultaneous 32- and 64-bit computing with a committed local partner like Dawning."
"The unique AMD Opteron processor offers great performance on 32- and 64-bit applications. This allows customers to protect their investment in their existing 32-bit software while also reaping the benefits of 64-bit computing," said Li Jun, president, Dawning Information Industry Corp. Ltd. "Taking into consideration overall performance and customer demand, AMD has become a significant choice in Dawning's development of next-generation high-performance server products. Dawning plans to work closely with AMD, the technology pioneer, to roll out a full line of AMD Opteron processor-based enterprise server products, providing a new choice for more enterprises in China who wish to quickly migrate to 64-bit computing while maintaining leading-edge 32-bit performance."
Based on AMD Opteron 100 and 200 series processors, the Dawning-A series offers outstanding compatibility and flexibility in four server models – I110A, R120A, I220A and R220A. The I110A and R120A are entry-level servers based on AMD Opteron 100 series processors. The I220A (tower) and R220A (rack-mount) are departmental servers based on AMD Opteron 200 series processors. The Dawning-A series servers have been designed to meet the varied requirements of different customers.
About the AMD Opteron Processor
The AMD Opteron processor for servers and workstations, which extends the x86 instruction set architecture (ISA) to 64-bit computing for the first time, is also the first processor in a new class of computing called AMD64. AMD64 follows the evolutionary path of the industry standard x86 ISA, allowing development of a unified 64-bit computing infrastructure fully compatible with the pervasive 32-bit
x86 architecture. The AMD Opteron processor is the highest performing 2P and 4P server processor, according to industry standard benchmarks.
AMD64 defines a new class of computing by extending the industry-standard x86 instruction set architecture across 32-bit and 64-bit platforms. AMD64 is an AMD innovation designed to deliver full compatibility with existing 8-, 16-, and 32-bit x86 solutions and simultaneous industry-leading 64-bit performance. The AMD Opteron processor for servers and workstations is the first processor in this new class of computing. AMD plans to introduce the AMD Athlon™ 64 processor for desktop and mobile personal computers in September, which will continue the pervasive adoption of the AMD64 architecture. AMD64 replaces terms such as "Hammer" (now, "AMD64 technology") and "x86-64 ISA" (now, "AMD64 ISA").
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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