Egenera Introduces Processing Blades Based on AMD64 Technology
Marlboro, Mass. --
Egenera Inc., a global leader in utility computing, has announced availability within the next 30 days of both two-way and four-way Egenera®
Processing Blade™ configurations based on AMD64 technology, which provides high-performance 32- and 64-bit simultaneous computing. Specifically, the new blades incorporate the latest AMD Opteron™ processors, introduced by AMD today.
Four-way Egenera Processing Blade: AMD Opteron processor Model 852 (2.6 GHz), 1 MB L2 cache, 32 GB registered ECC DDR Chipkill™ memory, 1 GHz HyperTransport™ technology
Two-way Egenera Processing Blade: AMD Opteron processor Model 252 (2.6 GHz), 1 MB L2 cache, 8 GB registered ECC DDR Chipkill memory, 1 GHz HyperTransport technology
Egenera is demonstrating its BladeFrame®
system in booth No. 115 at this week’s LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, Hynes Convention Center, Boston, Mass.
Egenera is introducing AMD Opteron processor-based Processing Blades in response to demand from its world-class customers. Today’s announcement is yet another step in the Company’s commitment to offer customers a uniquely flexible computing environment, which now includes both 32- and 64-bit x86 processor architectures, multiple Linux®
Server 2003, and soon Solaris™.
“AMD’s commitment to simplifying the datacenter while positively impacting the application lifecycle is consistent with our own, creating great synergy,” said Susan Davis, vice president of product marketing and management, Egenera.
“Combining Egenera’s success in significantly reducing the number of elements in enterprise datacenters with AMD64 technology will further help to mitigate risks, reduce infrastructure costs and optimize IT budgets,” added Ben Williams, vice president, Commercial and Server/Workstation Business, AMD.
Within the Egenera BladeFrame system, Processing Blade modules provide the capacity to run applications. These stateless resources enable automated allocation, repurposing and failover since any can assume the identity of any other. Eighty percent of the I/O devices on a legacy server have been transformed into software. Moreover, a single BladeFrame system can simultaneously run Processing Blades with various processor architectures and operating systems, enabling customers to automatically align computing resources to application requirements and scale performance dynamically.
EDITORS’ NOTE: Photos of both two-way and four-way Egenera Processing Blade configurations based on AMD64 technology are available online at www.egenera.com/prod_photos_4way.php
About Egenera Inc.
Egenera is a global leader in delivering computing solutions that simplify datacenter operations and infrastructure. The Egenera BladeFrame product family simplifies the datacenter with an innovative server architecture specifically designed to reduce complexity and enable IT to respond rapidly to business requirements. Market-leading enterprises around the world trust the Egenera BladeFrame system to run their most important business applications and achieve higher resource utilization, faster application time-to-market, and lower total cost of ownership. Headquartered in Marlboro, Mass., Egenera has offices worldwide. More information is available at www.egenera.com
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