AMD Opteron Processor To Power New Enterprise Server, Blade Servers And Workstation From HP
— HP unveils AMD Opteron processor-based systems to advance enterprise reliability, ease of ownership and performance —
SUNNYVALE, CALIF --
AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced its latest models of the award-winning AMD Opteron™ processor with Direct Connect Architecture will power new server and workstation platforms from HP, including an enterprise-class HP ProLiant server, the HP ProLiant DL385.
“We salute HP’s leadership in providing the broadest portfolio of AMD Opteron processor-based platforms in the industry, helping to advance performance across the enterprise - from the data center and compute-intensive environments to sophisticated design and simulation applications,” said Marty Seyer, corporate vice president and general manager, Microprocessor Business Unit, Computation Products Group, AMD. “Today’s announcement from HP is a true milestone for enterprise customers who demand the industry’s most power-efficient and high-performing servers and workstations. AMD continues to define the next generation of x86 computing by delivering processors that can deliver the highest return on investment and enable enterprises around the world to optimize IT infrastructures.”
Today HP unveiled the HP ProLiant DL385, HP’s first enterprise-class AMD Opteron processor-based server. Additionally, HP introduced the HP ProLiant BL25p and BL35p blade servers, the first shipping AMD Opteron processor-based blade servers from a Tier 1 OEM, and the HP xw9300 Workstation, the company’s first AMD Opteron processor-based, dual PCI-Express graphics workstation with support for NVIDIA Quadro SLI™ (Scalable Link Interface). These AMD Opteron processor-based servers and workstations are engineered for reliability, ease of ownership and optimized system performance, providing a scalable foundation for customers of all sizes. Furthermore, with optimized system performance, leading management tools and reduced cost of ownership, these systems can offer a quick return on investment, especially in growth markets like blades and Linux.
“Customer response to our AMD alliance has been very positive. Our ProLiant DL585 has helped re-energize demand for 4P servers, and we expect our ProLiant DL385 to be one of the industry’s top performing 2P servers,” said Brad Anderson, senior vice president and general manager, Industry Standard Servers, HP. “As the first tier one provider to deliver AMD Opteron processor-based blades to the market we will enable customers to take advantage of the industry-leading performance-per-watt that the AMD Opteron processor offers. Additionally, we expect our HP xw9300 Workstation to address the needs of oil and gas exploration and digital media customers who require improved graphics and computing performance.”
“Enterprises today are demanding powerful modular computing solutions designed to minimize datacenter power and cooling requirements,” said Matt Eastwood, program vice president, IDC. “HP, by significantly expanding its AMD Opteron processor-based family of products, is now bringing more power-efficient enterprise computing solutions to mainstream markets and reinforcing its commitment to AMD64 technology.”
The power and reliability of the AMD64 processor family are helping to spark an artistic renaissance in the motion picture and audio/music industries by removing technology bottlenecks that once disrupted work flows and stunted creativity. The new HP xw9300 Workstation powered by AMD Opteron processors allows the perfect balance of production power to match the creative inspiration of the world’s foremost digital artists and producers. The HP xw9300 Workstation with the new NVIDIA nForce Professional chipset enabling dual PCI-Express graphics dramatically increases existing graphics and computing performance for high-definition applications such as 3D animation, pre-visualization, non-linear video editing, rendering and post-production.
About the AMD Opteron Processor
More than 40 percent of the Forbes Global 100 companies or their affiliates, representing the world’s most competitive industries, have implemented servers and workstations based on the AMD Opteron processor, the world’s first x86-based processor to deliver both 32- and 64-bit computing.
The AMD Opteron processor, based on AMD64 technology with Direct Connect Architecture, made history as the industry’s first demonstration of multi-core, x86 processor. Direct Connect Architecture connects multiple processors, the memory controller and the I/O directly to the central processor unit, helping to eliminate the bottlenecks inherent in a front-side bus. The AMD Opteron processor currently provides industry-leading performance-per-watt, a position AMD plans to extend with the launch of dual-core AMD Opteron processors in mid-2005.
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