Four-Way AMD Opteron™ Processor-Based Servers
From HP Deliver Exceptional Performance
Sunnyvale, Calif --
AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced the AMD Opteron™ processor powers the new, industry-standard HP ProLiant DL585 server. The four-processor server, which became available today, was first announced in February 2004 as part of an expansion of HP’s standards-based server portfolio.
Designed to support multiple applications, tasks and critical databases, the four-processor system is ideal for compute-intensive workloads and complex applications. Its AMD Opteron processor–based architecture, advanced management features, and expandability can easily handle large databases, 3-D graphics, CAD/CAM/CAE, video editing, searching/indexing, financial modeling, host-based desktop applications, and scientific computation. More information on the HP ProLiant DL585 server is available at http://www.hp.com/products/servers/platforms
“AMD is helping to change the economics of the 4-way server market,” said Marty Seyer, vice president and general manager of AMD’s Microprocessor Business Unit. “A single four-way server instead of two or more interconnected two-way servers featuring AMD64, with the revolutionary Direct Connect Architecture, reduces the complexity as well as the overall cost of the system, while offering improved performance. With the AMD Opteron processor available in the HP ProLiant DL585, enterprises can now broadly and economically implement four-way servers to run 32-bit or 64-bit applications such as enterprise mail, databases and ERP applications.”
Based on the award-winning AMD64 technology, the AMD Opteron processor-based solutions from HP deliver powerful 32-bit computing performance, extend the performance of memory-constrained applications, and drive 64-bit capabilities and benefits to x86-based environments. Based on the industry-standard x86 architecture, AMD64 simplifies the migration from 32-bit to 64-bit computing by allowing customers to implement 64-bit technology as needed.
“HP has responded to increased customer demand for cost-effective x86 solutions with the AMD Opteron processor-based ProLiant server series,” said James Mouton, vice president, platform division, Industry Standard Servers, HP. “With the power of the AMD Opteron processor driving the HP ProLiant DL585 server, we can extend more choice, performance and investment protection to enterprise and high-performance computing customers.”
The HP ProLiant DL585 server achieved an outstanding result for 4-way servers in the two-tier SAP® Sales and Distribution (SD) Standard Application Benchmark, with 712 SAP SD Benchmark users. The achieved throughput was 71,330 fully processed order line items per hour. The standardized and well-defined SAP benchmarking procedure helps to determine the optimal hardware configuration for customers' IT solutions. For additional details on these and other SAP benchmarks, please visit www.sap.com/benchmark
The AMD Opteron processor-based DL585 server also earned the top Microsoft® Windows® Exchange Server 2003 Performance and Scalability Benchmark result for four-processor servers, using the new MMB3 benchmark. The server supported 7,800 MMB3 (users), which is more than an eight percent increase in users over the previously published record. Additional benchmarking data for the HP ProLiant DL585 server is available from HP at http://www.hp.com/products/servers/platforms
About the AMD Opteron™ Processor
Based on the AMD64 architecture, the industry’s first 64-bit, x86 technology implementation, the AMD Opteron processor offers industry-leading performance, reliable security and the assurance of investment protection. Only processors based on AMD64 deliver 32-bit performance with the capability to seamlessly transition to 64-bit computing. 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.
AMD (NYSE:AMD) designs and produces microprocessors, Flash memory devices and low-power processor solutions for the computer, communications and consumer electronics industries. AMD is dedicated to helping its customers deliver standards-based, customer-focused solutions for technology users, ranging from enterprises to government agencies and individual consumers. Founded in 1969, AMD is a Standard & Poor's 500 company with global operations and manufacturing facilities in the United States, Europe, Japan and Asia. For more information, visit www.amd.com
All of the SAP Benchmark results noted fully comply with the SAP Benchmark Council’s issued benchmark regulations and have been audited and certified by SAP AG. This benchmark is current as of April 19, 2004. For additional details on these and other SAP benchmarks, please visit www.sap.com/benchmark.
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