AMD Opteron™ Processors Power Fujitsu Systems Europe’s New Enterprise Applications Center
—World’s first benchmarking and applications lab fully based on the AMD Opteron™ processor brings new levels of performance to enterprise customers—
AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that Fujitsu Systems Europe (FSE) has chosen AMD Opteron™ processor-based cluster solutions for its first worldwide enterprise center in Toulouse, France.
In response to increasing requests for access to AMD Opteron processor-based systems in Europe, FSE has put together the world’s first fully AMD Opteron processor-based lab designed to meet the demanding application testing and benchmarking needs of enterprise users and software partners.
Based on AMD64 with Direct Connect Architecture, the AMD Opteron processor is the only 32- and 64-bit capable x86 processor for servers and workstations available today. By eliminating the bottlenecks inherent in a front-side bus, the AMD Opteron processor with Direct Connect Architecture improves overall system performance and efficiency. Its exceptional capacity for performance on demand makes it ideal for the high-performance benchmark and application testing context, delivering enhanced levels of performance in a range of applications including crash analysis, computational fluid dynamics and financial engineering.
“The concept of an enterprise lab run entirely on AMD Opteron processor-based clusters is the perfect example of the relevance of AMD’s customer-centric philosophy: we enable Fujitsu Systems Europe to deliver the most adapted business answer to its customers,” said Henri Richard, executive vice president, AMD Worldwide Sales and Marketing. “AMD’s strong commitment to an industry-standard, pervasive 64-bit computing environment is proving to be the right one—especially in the enterprise segment, where reliability, scalability and security are among the top priorities for IT decision makers. We are moving closer to the day when 32-bit-only systems will become obsolete.”
“It is no surprise that enterprise users increasingly demand the power and performance of the AMD Opteron processor for their high-performance computing requirements,” said Naoya Tamura, chief executive officer, Fujitsu Systems Europe. “Our customers and partners have experienced significant gains in performance by using the AMD Opteron processor to run a wide variety of resource-intensive applications.”
About the AMD Opteron™ Processor
The world’s first 32-bit and 64-bit processor compatible with the x86 architecture, the AMD Opteron processor is based on AMD64 technology with Direct Connect Architecture. Direct Connect Architecture helps eliminate the bottlenecks inherent in a front-side bus by directly connecting the processors, the memory controller and the I/O to the central processor unit to enable improved overall system performance and efficiency. AMD also was the first to announce the completion of an x86-based dual-core processor design for 64-bit computing. As more solution providers join the AMD64 ecosystem, the industry is approaching the day when 32-bit-only systems will become obsolete.
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